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Swiss pension fund seeking private equity manager via IPE Quest

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A Swiss pension fund has tendered out a $200m (€169m) private equity mandate via IPE Quest.

According to search QN-2388, the pension fund is looking to commit to buyout general partners (GPs) in developed economies, with investment in mid to large caps but potentiallly also small cap companies.

The benchmark is equity plus 4%.

It said there would be an advisory role for private equity categories such as infrastructure, secondaries, co-investments, and venture capita, where the analysis would be carried out in-house.

Interested managers should have at least $10bn of assets under management in this investment area. Ideally they would have a track record of at least 10 years, but five years is a minimum.

The deadline for applications is 5 January at 17:00 UK time. Performance should be stated to 30 June, gross of fees. 

The Swiss pension fund’s mandate is one of six asset manager searches live on IPE Quest. Included in that batch, for example, are a €1bn liability-driven investment mandate (QN-2385) and a €200m large cap European equities search (QN-2393).

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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  • QN-2540

    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: UK.
    Size: The fund will be added to our guided fund range.
    Closing date: 2019-05-27.

  • QN-2541

    Asset class: Small/Mid-Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 130m.
    Closing date: 2019-06-04.

  • QN-2542

    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 130m.
    Closing date: 2019-06-04.

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