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MWRA- Private Equity RFP

November 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Employees’ Retirement System (the “System”) is accepting proposals from investment firms to manage a private equity/debt mandate for the System's $552 million, defined benefit pension fund. In order to be considered, the candidates must be raising Growth Equity/Buyouts, Opportunistic Credit, and/or Secondaries strategies.  Fund of Funds and Direct Lending will not be considered.  The System may commit up to $20 million with the new manager(s) through 2019/20.  Importantly, the Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at its discretion.  In order to be considered, the candidates must meet the following criteria:

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Boston Retirement System - Real Estate Debt Search

October 17, 2019

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Real Estate Debt mandate for the System's $5.1 billion, defined benefit, pension fund.

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Chicago PABF- Secondaries Private Equity Search

October 10, 2019

The Retirement Board (“the Board”) of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (“the Fund” or “PABF”) is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in managing Secondaries Private Equity fund(s) on behalf of the Fund. The estimated allocation for this mandate is estimated to be $25-50M. If you are interested in being considered for this RFP, you must submit an electronic copy of the complete proposal by 4:00pm CST on November 6, 2019. Responses submitted after this time and date will not be considered.

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Boston Retirement System - Private Debt Search

October 2, 2019

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Private Debt mandate for the System's $5.1 billion, defined benefit, pension fund. This search will target funds focused on the following strategies: (1) European Direct Lending (2) Niche Lending and (3) Distressed Debt.

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Firefighters’ Retirement System of Louisiana - Emerging Market Debt Blended Search

September 16, 2019

The Firefighters’ Retirement System (“FRS” or “System”) is soliciting proposals from Emerging Market Debt – blended local/hard currency (long only) managers.  The System’s total allocation to the selected manager will be approximately $85 million.

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Boston Retirement System- Real Estate Manager Search

September 12, 2019

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Real Estate mandate for the System's $5.1 billion, defined benefit, pension fund. The goal of this search is to fill a total of $100 million in potential Real Estate commitments across three strategy types: (1) Debt, (2) Value-Add and (3) Opportunistic.

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Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System Core Fixed Income Search

August 20, 2019

August 19, 2019

To All Interested Parties:

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $18 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $2.44 billion in a core fixed income mandate through separately managed accounts.

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Gender Lens Investing Manager Search

July 9, 2019

General Search for Public Equity Strategies with a Gender Lens Focus

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Belmont Retirement System- Private Markets Manager Search

June 13, 2019

The Belmont Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a private equity secondaries mandate for the System's $110.0 million, defined benefit, pension fund. This search will target funds focused on the following strategies: Secondaries. In order to be considered, the candidates must be raising a closed-end private equity secondaries fund with a final closing date no earlier than December 31, 2019. Existing managers are encouraged to submit proposals.

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Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System Emerging Market Debt Blended Currency RFP

June 10, 2019

To All Interested Parties:

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $800 million in an emerging market debt local and hard currency blend strategy through separately managed accounts.

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Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System Emerging Market Small Cap Equity RFP

June 10, 2019

To All Interested Parties:

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $17.1 billion in assets. LACERS seeks one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage up to approximately $230 million in an emerging market small cap equities investment strategy through separately managed accounts.

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The City of Medford Retirement Board- Emerging Market Debt Blended Search

May 2, 2019

The City of Medford Retirement Board is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage an Emerging Markets Debt Blended Currency mandate for the System's $190 million, defined benefit pension fund. The System will place up to $8 million with the new emerging markets debt – blended currency manager.  Investment managers selected must have familiarity with and agree to comply with Massachusetts G.L. Chapter 32 and Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011 and all applicable investment guidelines administered by PERAC, including the restriction on investing in tobacco-related companies.  In order to be considered, each firm’s emerging markets debt – blended currency product must meet the following minimum criteria: 1) The strategy must have assets under management of at least $500 million, 2) Minimum track record of at least five years, 3) The product vehicle must be a pooled investment vehicle (mutual or commingled fund).  

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Chicago PABF- Core Plus Fixed Income Search

April 10, 2019

The Retirement Board (“the Board”) of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (“the Fund” or “PABF”) is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in managing a core plus fixed income portfolio, benchmarked against the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index. This search is limited to traditional long only investment managers, hedge fund managers will not be considered for this mandate. The allocation is expected to be $80-150 million. If you are interested in being considered for this RFP, you must submit an electronic copy of the complete proposal by 4:00 CST on May 6, 2019. Responses submitted after this time and date will not be considered. Questions concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing via e-mail to the investment consultant’s search contact by 3pm CST on April 17, 2019. Responses to properly submitted questions will be consolidated in a single Q&A document and posted on the consultant’s website on or around April 22, 2019. No phone calls please.

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Chicago PABF- Core Fixed Income Search

April 10, 2019

The Retirement Board (“the Board”) of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (“the Fund” or “PABF”) is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in managing a core fixed income portfolio, benchmarked against the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index. This search is limited to traditional long only investment managers, hedge fund managers will not be considered for this mandate. The allocation is expected to be $80-150 million. If you are interested in being considered for this RFP, you must submit an electronic copy of the complete proposal by 4:00 CST on May 6, 2019. Responses submitted after this time and date will not be considered. Questions concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing via e-mail to the investment consultant’s search contact by 3pm CST on April 17, 2019. Responses to properly submitted questions will be consolidated in a single Q&A document and posted on the consultant’s website on or around April 22, 2019. No phone calls please.

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Boston Retirement System - U.S. Large Cap Equity Manager Search

April 9, 2019

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a U.S. Large Cap Equity mandate for the System's $4.9 billion, defined benefit, pension fund. The System currently has approximately $830 million invested within the U.S. Large Cap space.

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Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System- Intermediate-Term Investment Grade Fixed Income Search

April 5, 2019

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MWRA - Multi Sector Bonds Search

March 7, 2019

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Employees’ Retirement System (the “System”) is accepting proposals from investment firms to manage a Multi Sector and Specialty Lending Bond mandate for the System's $525 million, defined benefit pension fund. In order to be considered, the candidates must be offering a long-only, Multi Sector fixed income or Specialty lending strategy.  Absolute return, core bond, core-plus, hedge fund and index fund strategies will not be considered.  The System may commit up to $40 million with the new manager(s).  Importantly, the Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at its discretion.  In order to be considered, the candidates must meet the following criteria:

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City of Medford: TIPS Manager Search

January 31, 2019

The City of Medford Retirement Board is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a passive US TIPS Index mandate for the System's $183 million, defined benefit pension fund. The System will place up to $7 million with the passive US TIPS Index manager.  Investment managers selected must have familiarity with and agree to comply with Massachusetts G.L. Chapter 32 and Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011 and all applicable investment guidelines administered by PERAC, including the restriction on investing in tobacco-related companies.  In order to be considered, each firm’s passive US TIPS Index product must meet the following minimum criteria: 1) Minimum passive US TIPS assets under management of at least $500 million, 2) Minimum track record of at least five years, 3) The product vehicle must be a pooled investment vehicle (mutual or commingled fund).  

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Boston Retirement System - Private Markets Manager Search

October 3, 2018

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Private Markets mandate for the System's $5.0 billion, defined benefit, pension fund. This search will look to fill up to 3 distinct mandates: (1) Energy focused fund, (2) Special Situations/Turnaround and (3) a Private Debt fund.  

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Town of Belmont: US Large Cap Value Search

October 2, 2018

The Town of Belmont, Massachusetts Contributory Retirement System is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a U.S. large cap value equity mandate for the System's $106 million, defined benefit pension fund. The System will initially place up to $10 million with the manager(s).  Investment managers selected must have familiarity with and agree to comply with Massachusetts G.L. Chapter 32 and Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011 and all applicable investment guidelines administered by PERAC, including the restriction on investing in tobacco-related companies.  In order to be considered, each firm’s U.S. large cap value equity product must meet the following minimum criteria: 1) Minimum strategy assets under management of at least $750 million, 2) Minimum track record of at least seven years.  

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