Mercer Alternatives AG

Tessinerplatz 5
CH-8027 Zürich
Contact Person
Benjamin Baumann
0041 43 499 4949
+41 43 499 4950
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Norwalk, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Toronto, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney
Year of establishment
1996 (SCM and now Mercer Alternatives AG) 2015 Mercer Alternatives Group
Active in Germany since
Managing director/board member
Christoph Bigger, CEO und COO Mercer Alternatives AG; Dr. Peter Zollinger, Head Legal & Compliance Mercer Alternatives AG; Benjamin Baummann, CIO Mercer Alternatives AG

Mercer Alternatives AG is a global specialist for private market investments, offering advisory services, customized and pooled investment solutions for institutional investors around the world.

Mercer Alternatives AG was established in early 2015 to integrate Mercer Investments’ resources dedicated to private market investing, in particular related to the sub-asset classes of private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate.
The operating history of Mercer Alternatives AG dates however back around 20 years. The groups combined in Mercer Alternatives AG provide asset class specific advisory and fiduciary services to more than 60 mandates around the world, including some of the world’s largest investors in private markets.

Mercer Alternatives AG today oversees programs that represent around USD 21 billion worldwide. The MPM team advises a number of clients for more than a decade – a testimony of our strong track record and consistently high service level that we bring to each client assignment.

Our more than 120 investment professionals operate out of 21 offices in North America, Asia and Europe and are supported by more than 50 professionals worldwide. Our clients can rely on a leading, integrated global platform supported by superior systems and extensive market knowledge and research.

The interaction of our clients with Mercer Alternatives AG varies from investing in Mercer Alternatives AG funds-of-funds, full service implementation of segregated accounts or advisory services relating to a client-specific investment program. Such advisory solutions can be full service or focused on investment advice or active monitoring.

~$15,291 bn; of that ~$291bn AuM and ~$15tr AuA (per 30.06.2020)
Assets in the field of AI
~$21bn AuM and ~$171bn AuA (per 30.06.2020)
Number of employees
~5,400 (1 July 2020) (including in the AI area: 190)
Regional focus
Worldwide Focus - We are investing for our clients worldwide, depending on the focus of specific investment programs
Target group
Institutional investors, particularly public and private pension funds, insurances, banks and family offices
(Supervisory) registration at / since
Finma since 2014
BAI-Member since
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