Swiss consultant tenders EM bond mandate using IPE Quest
A consultant based in Switzerland is looking for an asset manager to take on a $30m (€27m) mandate for global emerging market government bonds, according to a search on IPE Quest.
The mandate is for core investment using an active process, with the preferred benchmark being the JPMorgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets.
The search does not name the consultant or provide information about any investor client.
Firms responding to the search should have a track record of at least one year, although three years’ history would be preferred.
In carrying out the mandate, asset managers should either use hard currency only, local currency only, or a blended product, the search stipulates.
While the mandate is for government bonds, the consultant said a limited allocation to corporates or quasi-sovereigns would be allowed.
The final closing date for the search is 8 April at 5pm UK time, and a short-list will be selected on 29 May.
After that, the deadline for RFPs will be 30 July, with the board making its final selection on 23 September.
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