The $1.7 billion pension fund issued an RFP in August. The other finalists were Fidelity Institutional Asset Management and Great Lakes Advisors.
The funding source was not disclosed; according to its investment report, the pension fund's two smidcap equity managers as of Dec. 31 were Advisory Research and Rothschild Asset Management, which ran $36 million and $70 million, respectively. The smidcap equity target is 8%; as of Dec. 31, the actual allocation was 7.4%. The pension fund also includes a $17 million investment in Orleans Capital Management's Energy Opportunities Fund in the smidcap allocation.
The pension fund issued an RFP in October for a manager to complement current core fixed-income managers, the RFP said. The current managers are BlackRock and Orleans Capital Management, which ran portfolios of $210 million and $68 million, respectively, as of Dec. 31, according to the investment report. The fixed-income target is 23%; as of Dec. 31, the actual allocation was 20.6%.
Michael Becker, chief investment officer, could not be reached immediately to provide further information.