NETHERLANDS – A Dutch pension fund has tendered two mandates for pan-European small-cap equities and global high-yield fixed income, worth 10 million euros each, via IPE-Quest.

The search is being conducted by a Dutch consultant on behalf of the fund.

The preferred benchmarks for the equities brief are the FTSE Europe Small Cap Index, MSCI Europe Small Cap Index or similar.

For the high yield brief, the preferred benchmarks are the Lehman Brothers Global High Yield Bond Index, the Merrill Lynch Global High Yield Index or similar.

A “proven commitment” to client servicing in the Netherlands is needed, as is “organisational stability”.

Both briefs are for pooled products with a minimum size of 50 million euros.

The deadline for tenders is February 17.