SCANDINAVIA - A Scandinavian industry-wide pension fund is seeking a manager for a $100m (€79m) Japanese equity mandate, using IPE Quest.

In the quest, QN978, the pension fund said it is looking for a Japanese equities manager (large cap/all cap), seeking a long only strategy.

The fund prefers there to be no use of derivatives, while the targeted tracking error lies beetween 3% and 6%.

The mandate should be benchmarked against the MSCI Japan or an equivalent benchmark.

The manager should have a track record of at least three years, with data per  October 31, 2008. All data in the quest should be denominated in Yen.

The closing date for the search is December 4.