An undisclosed pension fund in the Benelux region has tendered a €250m global high-yield mandate using IPE Quest.

According to search QN-2085, the pension fund prefers an active manager adopting a core investment style.

Managers should have a minimum of €2.5bn in global high-yield assets under management (AUM) and €2.5bn in total AUM.

Investments should be benchmarked against the BofA Merrill Lynch Global High-Yield Bond Index and have a tracking error of no more than 5%.

Interested parties should have a minimum track record of three years, although five is preferred.

Applicants should state performance, gross of fees, up to the end of March.

A shortlist will be drawn up on 17 August, with the deadline for RFPs being 1 September.

A final decision will be made at the beginning of December.

The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest 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 7261 4630 or email