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Active Non-U.S. Equity Emerging Markets Value 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 22, 2013

To All Interested Parties:

The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) administers an investment portfolio with $12.0 billion in assets and is re-opening the active Non-U.S. Equities Emerging Market Value investment manager search with revised minimum qualifications. The mandate size will be approximately $253 million.

Respondents to the prior search that closed on January 31, 2013 should submit new proposals.

The search document will be available on LACERS website: lacers.org and on LACERS General Fund Consultant, Wilshire Associates website: http://www.wilshire.com/investment-consulting/manager-research/manager-search


Proposal Submittal Deadline:

Due Date: Monday, August 26, 2013 – 5:00 P.M. PDT

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 Non-U.S. Emerging Market Value Mandate Search’ appearing in the subject line, prior to 3:00 P.M., Pacific Daylight Time, on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Additional schedule information:

Written Questions Submission by email:  Friday, August 2, 2013; 3:00 P.M. PDT
Response to Written Questions posted on Wilshire's website: Friday, August 9, 2013

Questions & Answers are posted at:

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


Thomas Moutes
General Manager