A Scandinavian pension fund has tendered for a $100m (€84m) emerging market equity mandate via IPE Quest.

According to search QN-2357, the pension fund wants an active equity manager, and is open to all styles of active management.

The pension fund has set a minimum tracking error of 2%, and would prefer strategies with an active share of more than 80%.

The investor has specified for long-only strategies, and the use of derivatives or leverage is not allowed in the mandate.

The benchmark for the mandate will be the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

Performance should be stated gross of fees to 30 June 2017. 

There is no preferred minimum level of assets for the manager or the asset class, but the manager must have at least a two-year track record.

The closing date for bids is 15 September, 5pm UK time.

Separately, a Scandinavian foundation is seeking ideas for a securitised credit investment via IPE Quest Discovery.

According to search DS-2347, the investor is exploring an allocation to core European credit. It is seeking an active manager, and is open to either a pooled fund or a segregated mandate.

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 jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.