An unnamed German corporate investor has put out a search on IPE-Quest for an investment manager to run an emerging market bond portfolio of €100m or more.

According to search QN-2228 on the manager-search service, the investment assets are to be in global emerging market sovereign debt, in hard currency.

The style of investment is to be active and alpha-seeking, using the BofA Merrill Lynch US Emerging Markets External Sovereign Index, euro hedged, as the benchmark.

Asset managers responding to the search should have at least $2bn (€1.8bn) under management in the asset class, and the same amount under management as a firm.

They should have a track record of at least three years, though the minimum preferred is five years, according to the search.

Performance should be stated to 30 June, gross of fees.

The final deadline for responses is 19 October at 5pm UK time.

The IPE 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 direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email