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Columbus, Ohio�The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) announced today that they are currently soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide investment management services for global emerging markets equity. OP&F will select one or more firms to manage roughly $165 million worth of assets in an emerging markets equity portfolio with a projected commencement date early in the second quarter of 2002.
OP&F will accept proposals until 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 16, 2001. Minimum qualifications for firms submitting proposals include, but are not limited to: a 3-year performance history in the subject product as of September 30, 2001; at least $500 million in institutional (taxable and non-taxable) global emerging markets assets under management in the subject product as of September 30, 2001; and at least three tax-exempt institutional clients in the subject product as of September 30, 2001.
Interested parties can obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) from OP&F's website (www.op-f.org) or by submitting a written request by mail to: Ms. Janeane Mayesky, Purchasing Manager, Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, 140 East Town Street, 9th floor, Columbus, OH 43215 or by fax to (614) 564-1549.
OP&F is one of five state pension funds in Ohio, with assets over $8 billion. Created in 1965 as a result of an act passed by the Ohio General Assembly, OP&F is a multi-employer pension fund serving over 50,000 members. External advisors manage all of OP&F's asset classes with the exception of fixed income. OP&F's target asset allocation is 46% to US Equity, 17% to International Developed Markets Equity, 3% to Emerging Markets Equity, 18% to US Fixed Income, 8% to Real Estate, 5% to High Yield, and 3% to Private Equity.
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