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A Swiss pension fund has launched a tender for a $150m (€135.8m) emerging markets mandate via IPE Quest.

Search QN-2315 is for a core, active manager for global emerging market equities.

Providers bidding for the mandate should have at least $500m of assets already in the strategy.

The minimum track record is five years, and managers should state performance up to 30 April 2017 on a net of fees basis.

The benchmark for the mandate is the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

In addition, the asset owner said it would prefer “a bottom-up portfolio construction process”.

“We prefer an investment universe comprised of countries included in major emerging markets benchmark indices,” it added, “ideally no exposure to companies domiciled in developed markets.”

The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest 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 jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.

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