EUROPE – A Benelux-based corporate pension fund has put out to tender the mandates for a 17.5 million euro North America mid-cap growth fund, and a 17.5 million euro Japan mid-cap growth fund, through

The pension fund is looking for a manager for each of the equity mandates that will run the fund on an active basis, with a growth and mid-cap style. The preferred benchmarks are the Russell/Nomura Japan Mid Cap index for the Japanese mandate, and the Russell Mid Cap Growth index for the North American mandate.

The closing date for application is Friday January 17 2003.

Investment guidelines can be found on

Four IPE-Quest manager searches are also closing in the next 12 days:

- Global equities mandate, closing January 9
- Global investment grade debt mandate, closing January 10
- Japanese Mid Cap Equities mandate, closing January 17
- US/Canada Mid Cap Equities mandate, closing January 17