A Swiss pension fund has initiated a search for a passive emerging market equities manager via IPE Quest.

According to search QN-2469, the unnamed investor wants to allocate $500m (€434.8m) to the mandate.

It will be benchmarked against the MSCI Emerging Markets index. The maximum tracking error is 0.5%.

Managers bidding for the contract must have at least $1bn in the strategy already, and $10bn in assets across the firm.

They have a track record in the strategy of at least five years, and should state performance net of fees to 31 July 2018.

Bids should be submitted by 5pm UK time on 4 September.

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.