NETHERLANDS – Two Dutch pension funds have tendered separate mandates – for investment grade debt and Asia-Pacific equities – via IPE-Quest.

The first brief (QN513) is for €100m+ in actively managed euro zone investment grade debt, benchmarked against the Merrill Lynch EMU Corporate Index.

The pension fund is seeking managers who can provide alpha returns and can show a minimum three-year track record.

The second brief (QN514) is for up to $100m in active Asia-Pacific equities, with the MSCI Asia Pacific as the preferred benchmark. The mandate can be managed as a pooled or separate account.

Managers must have at least three years of equity investing experience in the region.

The closing dates are October 5 and 7 respectively.