SWITZERLAND - Swiss investment consultants are looking to hire a manager for a €35m European government and a CHF30m (€23m) Swiss government bond portfolio, using IPE Quest.

The first mandate, QN 1127, for European government bonds, should use the Citibank Euro government bond index as a benchmark and treat the €35m investment as a segregated, indexed investment.

Only applicants with at least three years of experience, but preferably five years, should apply, while they should manage at least €500m in European government bonds and have no less than €1bn in overall assets under management.

The second mandate, QN 1128, for Swiss government debt is valued at CHF30m and should apply the Citigroup Swiss government 3-10 year benchmark.

Additionally, it should be treated as an indexed and segregated portfolio.

Companies applying to manage the mandate must again have at least three years of experience, although five would be preferred, and manage more than CHF500m in government bonds and at least CHF1bn across its entire investment universe.

Parties interested in applying for either QN1127 or QN1128 should state their performance until the end of August 2010, gross of fees, and apply by 22 September.

The IPE.com 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 jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.