EUROPE - A Dutch n industry-wide pension fund has tendered $70m in euro zone debt via IPE-Quest.

The search (QN681) says the client is looking for a manager to manage a mandate with the following characteristics:

- A fixed income absolute return mandate
 - Benchmark: Euribor + 200bp
 - Tracking error 1-2% (2 % is absolute maximum, preferably lower)
 - Denomination: Euro
 - No-currency exposure other than Euro

The manager is allowed to use several different fixed income strategies to gain performance. Low duration exposure required.

The pension fund prefers managers with a substantial track record but others are encouraged to submit too.

The closing date is January 26 2007.