Swiss scheme tenders $200m high-yield debt mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgThird, the applicant must be in compliance with a verified Performance Reporting Standard for all performance data submitted.And fourth, the place of jurisdiction for any inquiries should be Switzerland.The mandate calls for the use of the Barclays Capital US Corporate High Yield Bond index as benchmark, with a minimum 0.5% tracking error.Interested parties must have at least $1.5bn in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate and $5bn in AUM for the company itself.They should also have a track record of at least three years, preferably six.Managers should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of December 2013.The closing date for applications is 24 January.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A Swiss pension fund has tendered a $200m (€146m) high-yield corporate debt mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1377, the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered.First, the asset manager must have a “demonstrable fiduciary investment management mindset”, and the “focus of the organisation should be on institutional money management, with experience in managing segregated accounts and the willingness to offer such accounts to new clients”.Second, the manager must be supervised and authorised by an official regulatory authority, and familiar with the BVG and BVV2 regulations for Swiss pension funds.last_img read more

Weekend Area Basketball Scores

first_imgFranklin Central65Valparaiso425th East Central Tournament Franklin Central60Eastern (Greentown)33 Portage61Indianapolis HomeSchool53 Northridge TournamentNorthridge  56     South Bend St. Joseph’s  51 Portage  38     East Noble  25 Rushville  60     Merrillville  50 NorthWood  44     Andrean  34 Northridge  51     Portage  42 South Bend St. Joseph’s  61     East Noble  42 Andrean  58     Merrillville  55 NorthWood  49     Rushville  38    Boys ScoresForest Park TournamentForest Park  55     Jennings County  53 Christian Academy  49     North Knox  41 Northeast Dubois  63     South Central Elizabeth  56 East Central  66     Mount Vernon Posey  37 South Central Elizabeth  67     Mount Vernon Posey  60 East Central  53     Northeast Dubois  48 Jennings County  51     North Knox  38 Christian Academy  55     Forest Park  42      Bedford North Lawrence TournamentUniversity  51     Evansville Harrison  45 Bloomington North  86     Scottsburg  45 Milan  73     Bedford North Lawrence  67 Fishers  74     New Palestine  55 University  56     Milan  45 Fishers  46     Bloomington North  35 Bedford North Lawrence  56     Evansville Harrison  49 New Palestine  71     Scottsburg  59     Edinburgh TournamentJac-Cen-Del  61     Edinburgh  45 Indianapolis Lutheran  64     Trinity Lutheran  58 Hagerstown  57     Hauser  51 South Decatur  93     North White  86 Trinity Lutheran  66     Edinburgh  56North White  69     Hauser  49 Jac-Cen-Del  49     Indianapolis Lutheran  48 South Decatur  115     Hagerstown  105        Richmond TournamentZionsville  84     Irvington Prep Academy  32 Indianapolis Cathedral  90     Victory College Prep  60 Greensburg  79     Portage  56 Bloomington South  80     Indianapolis Home School  48 Richmond  103     Seton Catholic  61 Zionsville  75     Indianapolis Cathedral  72  Kokomo TournamentSouth Bend Washington  49     Connersville  47 Jeffersonville  53     Valparaiso  45 South Bend Adams  74     Franklin Central  67 Kokomo  65     Eastern Greentown  58      North Daviess TournamentSouthridge  46     Brownstown Central  33 South Knox  49     Rushville  46 Barr-Reeve  78     Blackford  56 North Daviess  37     Loogootee  35     Jefferson County ClassicSwitzerland County  54     Southwestern Hanover  38Madison  66     Henryville  43 Morristown  66     Switzerland County  59 Henryville  62     Trimble County  49 Southwestern Hanover  70     Morristown  51Madison  95     Trimble County  68 Morristown52Rising Sun25 South Bend St. Joseph53Portage52 Jeffersonville71South Bend Washington64 3:00 pm Indianapolis Lutheran52Hagerstown503rd North Daviess Tournament Bedford North Lawrence70New Palestine555th Forest Park65Northeast Dubois553rd East Central55Seymour35 South Bend St. Joseph54Rushville433rd Fishers47University371st Scottsburg56Evansville Harrison527th Linton-Stockton64Seymour525th Greensburg78Richmond763OT | 3rd Morristown94Trimble County (Ky.)505th Crothersville Tournament Christian Academy63East Central531st Jeffersonville52South Bend Adams441st Lebanon ClassicLebanon  50     South Dearborn  21Eastern Greentown  48     Franklin County  33Franklin County  43     South Dearborn  40   3rdLebanon  58     Eastern Greentown  47   1st      Valparaiso55Connersville52 Rushville48Andrean46 Victory College Prep Trinity Lutheran69North White575th Northridge49East Noble27 Victory College Prep71Irvington Prep Academy53 Indianapolis Cathedral100Indianapolis HomeSchool70 Bloomington South59Zionsville381st Jefferson County Classic Northridge Tournament NorthWood42Northridge321st Bloomington North61New Palestine47 North Knox51Mount Vernon (Posey)427th Connersville41Eastern (Greentown)297thcenter_img Friday Scores (12-27)Girls GamesBatesville  64     Connersville  47East Central Tourney        East Central  49     Hamilton Heights  41 Danville  57     Linton-Stockton  46Seymour  54     Shelbyville  35Martinsville  54     Linton-Stockton  36Danville  63     Martinsville  50Hamilton Heights  58     Seymour  45East Central  69     Shelbyville  36   South Bend Adams57Kokomo40 Richmond Tournament Hamilton Heights66Shelbyville41 Milan57Evansville Harrison54 Indianapolis Cathedral102Seton Catholic34 Loogootee79Blackford633rd Jennings County67South Central (Elizabeth)515th Zionsville40Richmond38 Kokomo Tournament South Bend Washington57Kokomo563rd Madison61Switzerland County571st Bedford North Lawrence Tournament Fishers58Scottsburg44 Martinsville39Hamilton Heights243rd University45Bedford North Lawrence39 Merrillville55East Noble447th Forest Park Tournament East Central49Danville381st South Decatur94Jac-Cen-Del661st Girl GamesBorden  39     Milan  33 Hauser59Edinburgh387th Edinburgh Tournament Bloomington North78Milan423rd Portage35Andrean335th Bloomington South75Greensburg48 Crothersville49Indianapolis Scecina40 Portage NorthWood64Merrillville57 Weekend Area Basketball Scores Saturday Scores  (12-28)Boys GamesNorth Decatur  58     Eastern Hancock  56 Barr-Reeve48North Daviess421st Morristown40Crothersville361st Southridge49South Knox465th Brownstown Central56Rushville53OT | 7th Rising Sun59Indianapolis Scecina313rd Southwestern (Hanover)68Henryville493rdlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball roundtable: Everything to know before the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (19-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) plays a rubber match with Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Barclays Center in the first round of the ACC tournament. Syracuse has historically struggled in Brooklyn, but will need to exorcise its demons and likely go on a mini run if it hopes to make the NCAA Tournament.Our beat writers take on three questions surrounding the Orange ahead of the conference tournament.Syracuse split with Wake Forest during the regular season. What does Syracuse need to do to fend off a pesky Demon Deacons team?Matthew Gutierrez: First, overcome whatever sort of ghosts lie under the Barclays Center floor that have doomed Syracuse, because SU has lost four in a row at that place. Fellow beat writer Tomer Langer, a native of the area, may know the answer.Aside from that, all the Orange really has to do is stick to its identity, which was on full display Saturday in its first win against a ranked opponent this season, as junior point guard Frank Howard pointed out. That’s strong defense — remember WFU’s six-straight 3-pointers? — and reliance on the big three scorers.Any contributions Marek Dolezaj can bring, and any sort of job players can do to minimize turnovers, are plusses. It’s not necessary a formula to beat quality teams, but it’s a way to scrape by.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier: Erase Bryant Crawford. Wake Forest goes as their do-it-all guard does, and if Syracuse’s defense prevents him from draining three corner 3s down the stretch — as he did in WFU’s Jan. 3 win — than the Orange should be fine. He greases the wheels, assisting on nearly one-third of his team’s buckets, per KenPom.com, and is a serviceable shooter from all over the floor.SU’s thin frontcourt should be worrisome against 7-foot-1, 280-pound big man Doral Moore, but as long as the Orange keeps him off the boards they should be OK. So, OK, there’s a lot to do to beat Wake Forest in a venue it’s faced some mighty struggles in, but Syracuse should — should — be able to do it.Tomer Langer: Contain Doral Moore on the inside and hope he doesn’t get the ball too much. Moore is fairly athletic and posed some issues for the sometimes slow-footed Paschal Chukwu on the inside the last time these two teams matched up. SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the Boston College loss last week that Chukwu is playing on sore knees. And while Syracuse’s center did have a nice double-block sequence against Clemson on Saturday, there were multiple times the Tigers got easy buckets on the inside.A lot of the focus will be on Wake Forest’s 3-point shooting after the Demon Deacons hung around in Syracuse back in mid-February by raining from deep. But if SU stretches the zone too far out, Moore can cause matchup issues in an area in which the Orange is depleted.With games on consecutive days throughout the ACC Tournament, will SU’s short bench play a factor?M.G.: You’d like to think so. But because Syracuse didn’t play a preseason tournament against formidable opponents, we don’t really know the answer. Syracuse had little rest between its home loss to No. 1 Virginia and its impressive win at Louisville, so it’s possible that SU can play when tested on short rest. Where it would get murky is if SU must play three or four in a row. Syracuse played three games in five days back in November, but that was in the Carrier Dome versus, you know, teams that visit the Carrier Dome in November.S.F.: Yes. Jim Boeheim’s strategy, which to his credit has seemed to work this season, is that media timeouts provide players adequate rest to get through a game without fatigued legs dooming his team at the end. That works for single games. Now, the ACC tournament schedule foists an untenable workload on Syracuse players who have shouldered heavy burdens this season already, timeouts be damned.Playing nearly 40 minutes a night is tiring, freshman forward Oshae Brissett admitted Saturday, but he hits the ice baths hard in between games to get himself right in the approximately two- to four-day rests he usually has. But there’s none of that now. While a short bench doesn’t guarantee a loss or anything that drastic, it’s going to impact this team and tire them out more than normal.T.L.: Conceivably, yes. I just think it’s a bit overstated how much. SU’s short bench has played a factor all year, even when there’s been rest in between the games, because if guys aren’t on their game, Boeheim has no one else to put in. And, for any team, it would be hard to have to play on the first day and win five-straight games to secure the ACC Tournament crown.But the Orange is used to its playing style, and I don’t think the back-to-back days element will be too different than it is for other teams, because teams tend to ride their star players and shorten the bench in important games, anyway.How many games does Syracuse need to win to make the NCAA Tournament?M.G.: The magic number here might be three. Two wins would probably be attractive in the eyes of the Selection Committee, but that still puts Syracuse in cloudy bubble territory, I think, while three wins this week in Brooklyn punches Syracuse’s ticket to the Big Dance. Three wins would prove that Syracuse can play away from home consistently, beat one or two quadrant one teams, and withstand the rigors of one of the toughest conference tournaments in college hoops.That, of course, means big games from the big three every night and a fourth scorer in Dolezaj. Without the latter, the NIT may be Syracuse’s final destination.S.F.: Two. If Syracuse beats Wake Forest, that impresses no one. But beating a well-rested, top-10 team on the second night of a back-to-back? That would automatically replace Clemson as the Orange’s marquee win of the season and get some double takes from the Selection Committee.No matter what, this won’t be an anxiety-free process. Syracuse fans should intently watch other bubble teams like UCLA, Marquette, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma State and, yes, Mike Hopkins-led Washington. Two wins won’t inspire the most confidence, but it’ll get the Orange into the NCAA Tournament in the same way an action hero always slides underneath a heavy, descending door just in time.T.L.: Can I say 2.5? It’s definitely more than one and it really depends on what other bubble teams do as well. Sam is right in saying that if SU beats Wake Forest and then goes on to beat UNC, it would be the marquee win of the season. That being said, picking up really your only marquee win of the season in March might not be enough to sway a committee that looks at a team’s body of work and doesn’t put as much stock into recency. Two wins would give the Orange a jolt, and I think three wins would assure a spot. Comments Published on March 5, 2018 at 10:08 pmlast_img read more