NETHERLANDS – Two Dutch pension schemes have tendered separate Japanese equities and global tactical asset allocation briefs via IPE-Quest.

An investment consultant has put out a request for tender for a €200m actively managed Japanese equities mandate on behalf of a Dutch pension fund.

The fund requires segregated active management against the MSCI Japan index. The ideal candidate must have at least one billion minimum assets under management,
€500m of which should be invested in this asset class.

A team of at least four “experienced and dedicated” analysts/portfolio managers is also required. Deadline for response has been set for February 11.

And separately, a Dutch scheme has called for global tactical asset allocation managers to get in touch through IPE-Quest as it reviews its managers’ performance.

The fund said it was not currently in the market to appoint a GTAA manager but would like to review the performance of its managers for the asset class.

Interested managers are invited to get in touch completing and submitting the IPE-Quest application form by February 17.

The fund will contact those with an interesting tack record to better understand their record and process.

The fund is not constrained by the risk profile of the product and is seeking pure alpha from GTAA.