LONDON - William M. Mercer Ltd. has linked up with Style Investment Research Associates Ltd. to improve mutual clients' understanding of investment performance. Both are in London.
Mercer will provide resources to help expand SIRA's style analysis product, which covers 16,000 stocks in 27 countries. In turn, Mercer Investment Consulting will use the style database for market research and portfolio analysis. The use of style analysis will help Mercer consultants to advise clients on use of active managers and which combinations of managers will help reduce risk of short-term underperformance, without impairing long-term performance.
Separately, Mercer has added to its Spanish and U.K. investment consulting practices.
Jacint Ti¢ will head the firm's investing consulting practice in Spain. He had been in charge of the international department at the GAESCO group of companies in Barcelona. Nick Sykes, formerly head of U.K. equities at Baring Asset Management Ltd., London, will be a senior investment consultant in the London office.