Mercer tracks non-profits’ rising market concerns


Roughly 58% of non-profit organisations surveyed by consulting firm Mercer said that the largest single investment risk was overreaction to short term events, while the ’Black Swan’ event preparation was a risk concern for nearly 20% of those surveyed.

The focus of endowment and foundation executives is on asset preservation as there is a continued perception of political and fiscal gridlock in the US – which is the top macroeconomic concern, outranking the European debt crisis or the slowing economic growth in China.

“Risk management is a major focus of non-profit organisations,” observed Russ LaMore, a partner