An Asia-based institutional investor is looking for a commodities manager for a $100m (€87.7m) mandate via IPE Quest.

According to QN-2489, the investor is looking to invest globally, based on a “beta/enhanced beta/active” style. It is considering either a discretionary or a systematic strategy.

Performance should be benchmarked against the Bloomberg Commodities index. The investor expects a tracking error of at least 0.5% but it should not exceed 5%, according to the tender.

In a separate tender, QN-2491, an Asian investor is searching for a commodities manager for a $20m risk premia/absolute return mandate, also global in its scope.

The process can be active or passive. The Bloomberg Commodities index is to be used as the benchmark.

There is no minimum or maximum tracking error for this mandate.

Interested parties should have at least three years of performance. When applying they should state performance net of fees to 31 October.  

The deadline is 30 November at 5pm UK time for both mandates.

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