An unnamed German pension fund has turned to IPE Quest in the search for an investment grade fixed income strategy for a €100m-200m investment.

According to search QN-2760, the investor wants a global or regional diversified strategy.

There should be no high yield and no structured credit. Subordination should be capped at 15%.

A minimum track record of three years is preferred.

The investor requires management through a segregated account. Experience with Germany-based institutional investors and/or with a German KVG is also preferred.

Conformity with the German insurance supervision act (VAG) should be ensured.

The investor has also expressed a preference for high value added/Sharpe ratio strategies.

Separately, a Swiss pension fund is seeking ideas for pooled investment in emerging market government and corporate debt, local or hard currency.

According to Discovery DS-2762, the investor is open to all styles and management can be active or passive.

The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation 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

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