PRESS RELEASE, 14 March 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following the commencement of its Global High Alpha pre-search and registration process in January, Brunel Pension Partnership (Brunel) announces that the search is now active.
The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 11am GMT on Wednesday 03 April 2019.
“We have already had an excellent initial response from the investment manager community, which makes us confident we will get some really interesting submissions.” says Mark Mansley, CIO at Brunel Pension Partnership. “In many ways, Global High Alpha equities is our flagship product and we believe this will be an exceptional opportunity for the right fund managers to form a long-term partnership with us.”
Brunel expects to spread the portfolio between four and six managers with diverse and complementary approaches. The individual mandates will be fairly unconstrained, but will be long only. “We will generally be looking for a long-term approach, innovation and originality in managers’ processes, and high return expectations of 3% or more over benchmark.”
So far, more than 110 fund managers have supplied pre-registration documents, research and thought-pieces on investing in Global High Alpha equity strategies to Brunel.
The Global High Alpha portfolio size will be approximately £2.2bn, to be allocated between the selected managers. The sub-fund will be delivered through the ACS platform Brunel has developed in conjunction with FundRock, with the formal launch scheduled for Q4 2019.
Brunel are being assisted throughout the process by consultants from Inalytics and from Redington. “Redington are supporting the selection and evaluation process, and Inalytics will provide analysis of trading activity to deepen understanding of manager characteristics,” says Mark.
Any fund manager who hasn’t yet submitted their details or who has pre-registered but hasn’t received an acknowledgement should send an email to: [email protected] in order to receive the briefing document on the call for expressions of interest and a submission template.
The email should have a subject of ‘Brunel Global High Alpha’. If an acknowledgement is not received within 48-hours, please phone us on 07458 144605. As part of the acknowledgement, managers will be invited to pre-load holdings and transaction data with Inalytics to facilitate their analysis.
About Brunel Pension Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership (Brunel) brings together circa £30 billion investments of 10 likeminded Local Government Pension Scheme funds. We believe in making long-term sustainable investments supported by robust and transparent process. We are here to protect the interests of our clients and their members. In collaboration with all our stakeholders we are forging better futures by investing for a world worth living in.
Brunel is one of eight national LGPS pools and will manage the investment of the pension assets for the funds of Avon, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Environment Agency, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
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