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Active U.S. Core Mid-Cap Equities Mandate Search (RFP)
RFP Documents:
Search Document (Word Format)
Exhibit 2 - Questionnaire (Word Document)
Exhibit 3 - General Conditions (PDF Format)
Exhibit 4 - Sample Contract (PDF Format)

July 8, 2013

To All Interested Parties:

Re: Active U.S. Core Mid-Cap Equities Mandate Search

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with approximately $12.0 billion in assets. LACERS is seeking one or more qualified investment management firms to actively manage approximately $120 million in an active, core long-only, publicly traded U.S. mid-cap equities investment strategy. The proposed strategy must currently be benchmarked against one of the three following indices:  Russell Midcap Index, Russell 2500 Index and S&P Midcap 400 Index.

Emerging Managers (as defined by LACERS Emerging Investment Manager Policy) are encouraged to participate in this manager search, subject to LACERS investment policies (includes the LACERS Emerging Investment Manager Policy) and any provisions specifically stated in the search document that pertain only to Emerging Mangers.

The search document, which details the minimum qualifications each respondent must meet in order to be considered, as well as the required City forms, are available on LACERS.org and on the website of LACERS General Fund Consultant, Wilshire Associates: http://www.wilshire.com/investment-consulting/manager-research/manager-search

Questions and Answers Posted 08-05-13 NEW

Proposal Submittal Deadline:

The deadline for submitting proposals: 5:00 P.M (PDT) on Friday, August 9, 2013
Additional schedule information:
Written Questions Submission by email:
July 23, 2013; 3:00 P.M. PDT
Response to Written Questions posted on Wilshire’s website: August 1,  2013

Submittals received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
Finalist candidates may be requested to submit additional copies of their proposal.

Should you have any questions regarding the search parameters, please email them to mgrsearch.neill@wilshire.com, with the name of your firm along with the phrase ‘Active U.S. Core Mid-Cap Equities Mandate Search’ appearing in the subject line, prior to 3:00 P.M., Pacific Daylight Time, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

We invite and look forward to your participation in this search.


Thomas Moutes
General Manager