IPE-QUEST - Two new manager searches have been placed on IPE-Quest. The first is for a balanced mandate for a Swiss pension fund, the second is a real estate search for a Danish fund.

Under QN1049, a mid-size Swiss fund is looking for a balanced manager, who can be either active or passive in approach.

The size of the mandate is $40m (€27.5m) and it has a customised benchmark, which includes Swiss real estate as well as hedge fund of finds. The reference currency is the Swiss franc.

The hedge fund of funds capability is not essential and can be included or not depending on the skill set of the manager. The closing date is September 25 2009.

The second mandate (QN1050) was placed by Copenhagen-based consultants Kirstein Finans on behalf of a Danish pension fund looking for an asset manager for global real estate securities, where the primary focus is on global REITs securities.

The initial size of the mandate is expected to be $25m, with the possibility of future increases.

The selected manager will operate in a number of allocations and as part of the pension fund's tactical asset allocations. As a consequence the product must be in a fund structure accessible to Danish investors, such as a Luxembourg fund.

Submissions must be presented by September 21 2009.

The IPE.com 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 direct from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com