IPE-QUEST – A foundation in Asia has tendered three passive equity mandates using IPE-Quest.

The first, QN1278, is a $150m (€111m), Europe including UK large-cap equity mandate.

Asset managers are to use the MSCI Western Europe index or any other suitable index as a benchmark.

The second, QN1279, is a $150m mandate for large-cap equities in developed countries in the Pacific region.

With this, the foundation calls for the MSCI Asia-ex Japan or the MSCI Asia Pacific as a benchmark.

The third, QN1280, is a $150m global emerging markets, large-cap equity mandate, calling for the MSCI GEME or any other preferred benchmark

For all three mandates, the foundation cites no tracking error guidelines or minimum assets under management for the mandate or the company.

Applicants should have a minimum track record of five years, although 10 years would be preferable, the foundation said.

Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of December 2012.

The closing date for applications is 15 February.

The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.