The first pillar pension fund for the civil servants at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium has issued a request for information for mandates for unlisted infrastructure, real estate and secure income assets totalling an indicative €140m.

IPE’s request for proposal service, IPE Quest, is assisting the pension fund with its search.

The €1bn Pensioenfonds UZ Gent-UGent (Deelvermogen Kanton UZ Gent) is looking for managers for planned commitments of €35m in unlisted infrastructure and unlisted real estate, respectively, and two mandates of €35m each for what it described as unlisted secure income assets.

For the infrastructure and real estate mandates the pension fund said the investments should be in assets located in Europe, with a main focus on the euro zone.

For the secured income mandate the investments could be global, but should result in a stable income in euros, the pension fund said.

It is planning to identify a shortlist of a maximum of 10 candidates per mandate to invite to formally tender.

The deadline for responding to the request for information is 21 January. Any questions in advance of this must be sent by 17 January 4pm CET.

The Belgian pension fund UZ Gent-UGent OFP contains two cantons, a first pillar pension fund for the civil servants at the Ghent University Hospital and a second pillar pension scheme for the contractual administrative and technical personnel of the University Ghent.

The former is behind this search, about which furher information can be found here.

The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email

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