Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System, Columbus, named OppenheimerFunds and William Blair & Co. as finalists in its search for an active international growth equity manager to run $20 million to $25 million, confirmed Mark Atkeson, executive director.
The two firms will make presentations at the $700 million pension fund's Sept. 27 investment committee meeting. An RFP was issued in June.
Funding comes from the April termination of Artio Global Investors, which ran a similar-style portfolio, for performance.
Hartland & Co. is assisting.