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OK Tobacco - Direct Lending Search

September 15, 2020

The Oklahoma Tobacco Endowment Settlement Trust (“The Trust”) is seeking a US Direct Lending manager that will outperform both a relevant benchmark and a peer group of comparable funds. The benchmark will be jointly agreed to by the manager and the fund. Both separate accounts and commingled vehicles will be acceptable. All investment managers are prohibited from purchasing securities directly issued by a tobacco company. This restriction does not apply to the underlying holdings of commingled funds, mutual funds, private market partnerships, and/or exchange traded funds. The Trust currently has US Direct Lending exposure. Approximately $50-$70 million will be awarded to one or more managers. Proposals are due by 4:30 pm pacific time on September 28th, 2020. Additional information is available on the NEPC website.

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MWRA - Emerging Markets Equity RFP

September 10, 2020

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Retirement System (the “System”) is accepting proposals from investment firms to manage an Emerging Market Equity mandate in a commingled or mutual fund, for the System's ~$575 million, defined benefit, pension fund. Emerging Market Small Cap, Frontier Markets, hedge fund and separate account mandates will not be considered. The System may invest up to $30 million with the new Emerging Market Equity manager(s). In order to be considered, the candidates must meet the following criteria, with items 4-7 subject to Board discretion:

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Emerging Markets Equity Search - Boston Retirement System

August 27, 2020

The Boston Retirement System is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage an Emerging Markets Equity mandate for the System's $5.3 billion, defined benefit, pension fund. The System has approximately $370 million invested within the Emerging Markets Equity space. Current managers are encouraged to submit proposals.

To qualify for this search, each strategy must have a live 5-year track record and assets of at least $500 million within the proposed strategy. Emerging Markets Equity (“EME”) and Small Cap EME strategies will be considered for this search.

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Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago - SMID Value Manager Search

August 6, 2020

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 SMID Value, benchmarked against the Russell 2500 Value Index. This search is limited to traditional long only investment managers, hedge fund managers will not be considered for this mandate. Active and passive strategies will be considered for this mandate.

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MWRA - International Growth Equity RFP

June 3, 2020

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Retirement System (the “System”) is accepting proposals from investment firms to manage an International Growth Equity mandate for the System's ~$500 million, defined benefit, pension fund. Developed market only, International Value and Global Equity funds will not be considered.  The System may invest up to $30 million with the new International Growth Equity manager(s).

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Boston retirement system - distressed debt search

April 16, 2020

The Boston Retirement System (“the System”) is reissuing a Private Debt (Distressed) manager search, which was initially issued in October 2019. The System is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Distressed Debt mandate for the $5 billion, defined benefit, pension fund.

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Boston water and sewer commission - global equity ex us rfq

March 16, 2020

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (“BWSC”) is soliciting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from investment management firms to manage a Global Equity ex U.S. mandate for the System's $120 million, defined benefit, pension fund. BWSC may place up to $25 million with the new Global Equity ex U.S. manager(s). In order to be considered, each firm’s Global Equity ex U.S. 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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Boston Retirement System - International Equity Search

February 4, 2020

The Boston Retirement System (the “System”) is soliciting proposals from investment management firms to manage a Developed International Large Cap Equity mandate for the System's $5.3 billion, defined benefit, pension fund.

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Real Estate Debt (Private, Open or Closed-End) Mandate

January 10, 2020

The Oklahoma Tobacco Endowment Settlement Trust (“The Trust”) is seeking a Real Estate Debt (Private, Open or Closed-End) manager that will outperform both a relevant benchmark and a peer group of comparable funds. The benchmark will be jointly agreed to by the manager and the fund. The Board of Investors realizes it cannot dictate specific guidelines to commingled vehicles, including mutual funds and exchange traded funds. Therefore all investment managers are prohibited from purchasing securities directly issued by a tobacco company. This restriction does not apply to the underlying holdings of commingled funds, mutual funds, and/or exchange traded funds. The Trust currently has no exposure to Real Estate Debt strategies. Approximately $30-$35 million will be awarded to one manager.

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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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