Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, Columbus, is searching for an active non-U.S. equity manager to run up to $700 million benchmarked to the MSCI EAFE index. The $7 billion fund plans to conduct interviews in June and make a selection in July. About $209 million of the assets will come from terminating Smith Barney Asset Management, which ran the money in a similar style, for performance, said Amy Hoiland, fund spokeswoman. Smith Barney had been on watch since August, Ms. Hoiland said. Funding for the rest of the mandate has not been determined. Edward Giltenan, spokesman for Smith Barney parent, Citigroup, said the firm had no comment.
The RFP is available on the funds website at www.op-f.org. Proposals are due April 25; three unbound copies of the proposal should be sent to Janeane Mayesky, purchasing manager.
Wilshire Associates is assisting.