Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado, Greenwood Village, is searching for one or more real estate consultants on a retainer or per-project basis, confirmed Bill Morris, chief investment officer of the $2.9 billion pension plan. Incumbent Pension Consulting Alliance will be invited to re-bid. The RFP is available on the plan's website at www.fppaco.org; proposals are due at noon MST on Feb. 22.
City of Bridgeport, Conn., issued an RFP for an investment consultant for its police and firefighter pension plans, with a combined $250 million in assets, said Michael Lupkas, director of finance. Incumbent Smith Barney can rebid. The RFP is available on the city's website, www.ci.bridgeport.ct.us; proposals are due Feb. 24.
Southbridge (Mass.) Retirement Board issued an RFP for a manager to run $1 million in core growth and high alpha international equities. The board of the $21.4 million plan will accept proposals benchmarked against both the MSCI EAFE and the ACWI ex-U.S. indexes, and will consider commingled funds or institutional mutual funds. The RFP is available by e-mailing Brian Keenan at Segal Advisors at [email protected] Proposals are due at 3 p.m. EST Feb. 28.
Worcester (Mass.) Regional Contributory Retirement System is searching for a manager to run $16 million in active domestic small-cap value equities, confirmed Kevin Leonard, a consultant with Segal Advisors. The board of the $355 million pension plan is conducting the search because of performance concerns with the current manager, which he declined to name. The board will consider commingled funds, mutual funds and separate accounts. The RFP is available by e-mailing Rosemary Guillette at Segal Advisors at [email protected] Proposals are due at 3 p.m. EST Feb. 28.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System, Columbus, issued an RFP for at least one equity brokerage firm as part of a due diligence measure to determine whether the fund's current trading costs and execution are "the best that can be achieved," said Richard Curtis, executive director of the $715 million fund. The RFP is available at www.ohprs.org. Proposals are due Feb. 28.
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) General Employees' Retirement System issued an RFP for a manager to run between $35 million and $75 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities, confirmed David Desmond, administrator of the $300 million plan. The RFP is available from consultant Dahab Associates website at www.dahab.com. Proposals are due at 5 p.m. EST March 1.
Natick (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System issued an RFP for a private equity manager to run $3 million in a fund of funds, confirmed Rosemary Guillette, an analyst for Segal Advisors, the plan's consultant. Kathleen Bacon, director of the $70 million plan, directed all questions to Segal Advisors. The RFP is available by e-mailing Carol Tam at Segal Advisors, at [email protected] Proposals are due at 3 p.m. EST March 10.
Hampshire County Council Pension Fund, Winchester, England, is searching for eight to 12 asset managers to run its entire £2.5 billion ($4.3 billion) portfolio of equities, bonds and real estate, said Dave Wilson, forward planning manager. Contracts of the fund's current managers have expired and all are invited to rebid. The submission deadline is March 13 and queries can be submitted to Mr. Wilson via e-mail at [email protected]
Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, Columbus, issued an RFP for at least one manager to run a global macro overlay on $500 million or more, said Dave Graham, a spokesman for the $10.1 billion fund. The RFP is available on the fund's website at www.op-f.org/rfps; proposals are due March 17. Wilshire Associates is assisting.
Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., will issue an RFP for a new $1 billion domestic enhanced core fixed-income portfolio as early as Feb. 21; proposals would be due March 17.
Alabama Trust Fund, Mobile, issued an RFP for a custodian and will also search for active international equity managers, according to the $2.5 billion fund's website. Shortly after the custodian is hired, officials will search for the fund's first international equity managers. The custodian RFP can be found at www.treasury.alabama.gov. Proposals are due March 24. Further details were not available; Anthony Leigh, deputy treasurer, was traveling and unavailable for comment.
Overland Park (Kan.) Police Department Retirement Plan is searching for a manager to run about $2 million in a timber portfolio, confirmed David Lee, director of manager research with Dahab Associates, investment consultant to the $40 million pension plan. Funding will come from a redistribution of assets; Mike Russo, manager of the plan, referred calls to Dahab. The RFP is available on Dahab's website, www.dahab.com. Proposals are due at 5 p.m. EST March 31.