The Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS), an $11.7 billion public pension, approved the the release of two manager searches. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage the following mandates:
Active Emerging Market Debt: long-only, publicly traded emerging market debt strategy. The strategy must be benchmarked against J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index.
Non-US Small Cap Equities Mandate: Non-U.S. Small Cap Equities Mandate utilizing MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index as the mandate benchmark.
LACERS will determine the appropriate number of managers and allocations based on the aggregate pool of non-emerging and emerging manager finalists for each mandate.
The search documents, which detail the minimum qualifications each respondent must meet in order to be considered , as well as the required City forms, the Manager Search and Selection Policy, and the Emerging Manager Investment Policy, are available on LACERS website http://www. lacers.org/aboutlacers/request-for -proposals/index.html or the website of LACERS General Fund Consultant, Wilshire Associates, at http://www.wilshire.com/InvestmentConsulting/ManagerSearch.aspx. Search documents will be available beginning Friday, March 8, 2013.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00 P.M. (PDT), on Friday, April 12, 2013.
QUALIFIED EMERGING MANAGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE SEARCHES
To place your RFP ad in Pensions & Investments newspaper and online, please contact Erin Smith at 212-210-0719.
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