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. Proposals are due April 25. The RFP is available on the $7 billion fund's website at www.op-f.org.; three unbound copies of the proposal should be sent to Janeane Mayesky, purchasing manager. Wilshire Associates is assisting.
New York City Deferred Compensation Plan on April 15 is expected to issue an RFI for a firm to provide a self-directed brokerage option, said Dean Weltman, compliance officer for the $4 billion plan. An RFP should be issued in July; proposals will not be considered from firms that don't respond to the RFI, he said. The RFI will be available from the plan's website, www.nyc.gov/deferredcomp; responses are due May 20. Mercer Investment Consulting is assisting.
London Borough of Islington, with %A3;347 million in assets, issued an RFP for a manager to run %A3;120 million ($180 million) in global ex-U.K. equities, said Mary Hawkins, finance director. Proposals are due May 5. Mercer Human Resource Consulting is assisting.
Amesbury (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for an active domestic small-cap to midcap growth equities manager to run $1.1 million for the $22 million system. Segal Advisors is assisting. Proposals are due May 5; RFPs can be obtained by e-mail from Christopher Tehranian at [email protected]
Brockton (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System issued an RFP for an emerging markets equity manager to run $5 million, said Harold P. Hanna, executive director. The RFP is posted on the website of consultant Wainwright Investment Counsel, www.winvcounsel.com. Proposals will be due in early May.
Wyoming Retirement System, Cheyenne, will issue an RFP for a real estate manager to run between $39 million and $78 million, said Harry Wales, deputy director of the $3.9 billion pension plan. The RFP will be available by mid-May; copies will be available by e-mailing Mr. Wales at [email protected] Buck Consultants is advising.
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., may search for a core bond manager to run $500 million, pending approval by the board on the minimum manager qualifications, said Juan M. Almaguer, senior investment officer, fixed income for the $24 billion pension plan.
San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System officials expect to issue an RFP for an administrator for its $814 million deferred compensation plan in July, said Clare Murphy, executive director. Fund officials are interviewing candidates for a consultant, which will make recommendations on whether to continue using a bundled arrangement or switch to semibundled and will advise on the upcoming RFP.
Los Angeles City Deferred Compensation Board plans to search for a new record keeper by the end of the year, when incumbent Great-West's five-year contract nears expiration, said Steven Montagne, senior personnel analyst for the $1.4 billion 457 plan. Great-West can rebid, he said.
Stichting Pensioenfonds PGGM, Zeist, Netherlands, will conduct an asset-liability study of its €45 billion ($48.2 billion) pension fund as part of a plan to more actively manage its assets, said Kees Verhagen, PGGM spokesman. The study should be completed by the end of October.
Van Dorn Demag Corp., Strongville, Ohio, is conducting an asset-liability study of its $19 million pension plan, said Jeffrey D. Schad, independent consultant to the plan. The study, conducted by newly hired consultant Invesmart, will be finished by the end of April.
Carl Zeiss Inc., Thornwood, N.Y., plans to conduct a manager review of its $43 million pension plan, said Ann M. Flannery, director of accounting. The review will begin in May or June;.Portfolio Evaluations will assist.
Painters, District Council 30 Pension Fund, St. Charles, Ill., is reviewing the managers of its $60 million in pension plan assets, said Milan Diklich, administrative manager. The review probably will be completed by September, and some manager changes are likely, he said. Standard Valuations is advising.