IST Investmentstiftung, a Swiss investment foundation set up by and for pension schemes, is looking for an investment manager for a new infrastructure debt closed-end fund.

According to search QN-2592 on IPE Quest, which the investor is using for its search, IST is expecting to have a mandate of €100-200m to award.

The focus is on pan-European infrastructure private loans. Investments can be in euros and sterling from investment grade issuers in western Europe.

Eligible sectors are electricity and energy, transportation, social infrastructure, water management, and telecommunications, with each allowed to account for a maximum of 30%. Nuclear power, military infrastructure, ships and coal investments are not allowed.

The closed end fund must be in the format of an investment foundation for Swiss pension funds under Swiss law.

The deadline for applications is 14 February at 5pm UK time.

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