Procurement

Active International Equity Portfolio Management Services

Submission Deadline: October 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. CDT

The Retirement System is issuing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the purpose of soliciting qualified firms to provide long-only Active International Equity portfolio management services for the KPERS Publicly-traded Equity portfolio. The System may award one contract through this solicitation to complement the four existing Active International Equity managers. Existing active managers should not respond to this solicitation. The account allocation is expected to be approximately $400 million. The account will be funded from the passive non-U.S. equity portfolio.

We are inviting qualified organizations to submit an RFP to provide Active International Equity portfolio management services to the Retirement System. Pension Consulting Alliance, LLC, the System’s general investment consultant, is assisting in this due diligence process.

When responding to this RFP, we encourage you to describe the ways in which you believe your organization’s service capability is unique or would add particular value. Please be succinct in your answers and, if certain management cannot be provided, please so state where appropriate.

Your written response to the RFP and any other relevant information and materials are due by noon CDT on Friday, October 21, 2016. KPERS would like to select a finalist in March 2017 and fund the account in mid-year 2017.

Proposal Documents

Submission Information

The deadline for submission of proposals is 12:00 noon CDT on Friday, October 21, 2016. Five hard copies (5) copies and one (1) copy and the excel spreadsheet saved on a CD and the proposed fee schedule (fee schedule enclosed in a separate sealed envelope) must be submitted and clearly marked as “Active International Equity Portfolio Management Services Proposal.”

Proposal packages are to be delivered to:
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
Attention: Bruce Fink, CFA
Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets
611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603

In addition send one (1) copy saved on a CD to:
Pension Consulting Alliance, LLC
Attention: John Burns, CFA
48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005

KPERS is not responsible for receipt of any proposal improperly labeled. KPERS will not accept faxed or e-mailed proposals. Any proposals delivered to KPERS after 12:00 noon CDT on Friday, October 21, 2016 will not be considered.

Questions

Update, the deadline for questions has passed.

Respondents requiring clarification of the intent and content of the RFP, or the RFP process, may request clarification only by submitting written questions to:

Bruce Fink, CFA
Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Or via electronic mail to: [email protected]

To ensure a response, questions must be received by 5:00 pm CDT Wednesday October 5, 2016. Responses will be posted to the KPERS website as soon as practical after receipt.

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