Montgomery County Employees Retirement System, Rockville, Md., is searching for an international equity manager, said Patrick Bell, director of pension investments. The system has a target international equity allocation of 13% of total assets; the county recently passed legislation lifting the 10% ceiling on the asset class. The new manager will follow an active EAFE mandate, running 3% of the $1.8 billion in total assets. The system is in the process of issuing RFPs, and hopes to pick a new manager by year end. Lazard Freres and State Street Bank are the funds other international equity managers. Wilshire Associates is assisting.