CalSTRS seeks alternative investments advisors for $13.7 billion portfolio

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by ASusilovic, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), today issued a request for proposals seeking alternative investment portfolio advisors to recommend partnerships, perform due diligence and assist and advise CalSTRS staff.

    The final filing date for proposals is Nov. 29, 2007, with selections expected by early 2008. A copy of the request for proposal is available at

    The request for proposals aims at establishing one nondiscretionary alternative investment advisors in each of three global regions:

    * The Americas – North and South America
    * Europe – Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    * Asia/Pacific – Asia/Pacific and Australia

    An advisor may be awarded more than one region. The firms selected will be fiduciaries to CalSTRS and must be registered investment advisors.

    This competitive process is prompted by the expiration of existing contracts with CalSTRS’ U.S. advisor, Cambridge Associates LLC, and its European advisor, Altius Associates.

    The CalSTRS investment portfolio, at $176 billion, is the second-largest public pension fund in the nation. As of Sept. 30, the alternative investment portfolio had a market value of $13.7 billion. Geographically, the alternative investment portfolio is invested 70 percent domestically and 30 percent internationally. Since its inception in 1988, the Alternative Investment portfolio has had a 19.8 percent return.

    Source CalSTRS/Contract Opportunities/RFP/rfp.aspx
  2. Suss, have you thrown your hat in the ring to be the "Europe Guy"?
  3. Sorry, nazzdack, I must dissapoint you ! I am not yet tripple diggit millions ! Not enough self-esteem to play in same league with the "BIG BOYZ"...:D :D :D