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

Posted on: 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.

Emerging Managers (as defined by LACERS’ Emerging Investment Manager Policy) are encouraged to participate in this search, subject to LACERS investment policies (including LACERS’ Emerging Investment Manager Policy) and any provisions specifically stated in this search document that pertain only to Emerging Mangers.  LACERS will consider Emerging Manager mandates based on the criteria outlined in the search document. 

The search document, which details the minimum qualifications each respondent must meet in order to be considered, as well as the required City forms, is available on LACERS website: lacers.org and at the website of LACERS General Fund Consultant, NEPC: https://www.nepc.com/advertised-searches   

Proposal Submittal Deadline:

The deadline for submitting proposals:

4:00 P.M (PDT) on Monday, July 22, 2019

Additional schedule information:

Written Questions Submission by email:

4:00 P.M (PST) on Monday, June 24, 2019

Response to Written Questions will be posted on this page.

Submittals received after the deadline will NOT be considered. 
Finalist candidates may be requested to submit additional copies of their proposal.

Please direct any questions regarding the search to LACERSRFPResponse@NEPC.com, with the name of your firm along with the phrase ‘Emerging Market Small Cap Equities Mandate Search’ appearing in the subject line, prior to 4:00 P.M., Pacific Standard Time, on Monday, June 24, 2019. 

We invite and look forward to your participation in this search.


Neil M. Guglielmo 
General Manager

RFP Search Document

Emerging Market Small Cap Questionnaire


RFP Questions and Answers

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