European insurer tenders emerging market equity mandate on IPE-Quest

first_imgA Europe-based insurance company has tendered a €200m emerging market equity mandate, according to a search on IPE-Quest.The unnamed investor has put out a search for an asset manager to run a euro-denominated portfolio of all/large-cap equities within emerging markets.The assets should be managed using a core style, and the insurance company has said specifically that the investment process should definitely not result in a value bias.The process has been stipulated as active, with the benchmark for the portfolio being the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The investment process should involve fundamental analysis of countries, sectors and companies, the insurance company said.It also said it had a preference for a top-down thematic approach in the first phase of the process.Tracking error is expected to be kept between 2% and 7%.Firms responding to the search should have assets under management (AUM) for this asset class of at least €1.25bn, and total AUM for the firm of €2.5bn.Performance should be stated in US dollars to 31 May.The firm should have a track record of at least five years.The deadline for submissions is 26 June.After that, the deadline for the section of a shortlist is 15 July, followed by a deadline for submission of RFPs on 24 August.The final selection will be made by the board on 1 December, according to the search.The IPE 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.last_img read more

General public’s cooperation essential in eradicating Aedes aegypti mosquito

first_imgLocalNews General public’s cooperation essential in eradicating Aedes aegypti mosquito by: – September 15, 2011 13 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson. Photo credit: GISChief Medical Officer Dr. David Johnson is calling for the public’s cooperation in the fogging exercises currently being held in Dominica to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito.Dominica was placed under a dengue fever alert on Tuesday of this week however, Dr. Johnson says other activities will also be undertaken to ensure the mosquito is no longer a threat.“There will be some among of fogging by the national pest but fogging doesn’t solve the entire problem in terms of the breeding of the mosquitoes. There are a number of things which will be taking place and we want to ensure the public’s cooperation to ensure that no one dies of the disease I Dominica.Meantime Johnson says persons suffering from other underlying conditions are more vulnerable to be severely affected by dengue fever.“Everyone is susceptible to the disease. The persons who might feel worst are those who have any other underlying conditions. Some of persons include those suffering from sickle cells and other serious medical conditions. Those are the ones that might come down with more severe forms of the disease. If your immune is compromised, then it will affect you,” he said.Meantime Dr. Johnson said health officials have identified dengue type four and type one which is currently being circulated.He said last year the country experienced type two and three.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Jacoby Ellsbury injury update: Yankees outfielder (foot) to miss start of spring training

first_img Manny Machado rumors: Yankees remain in play; Padres have been ‘very aggressive’ with offer Jacoby Ellsbury will be absent for the start of Yankees spring training because of a plantar fasciitis issue.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said during his first camp press conference of 2019 that Ellsbury, 35, won’t join the team until mid-March because the outfielder developed plantar fasciitis while rehabbing from the hip surgery he had in August, The Athletic reported. “We feel like he’s making really good progress, but he’ll stay (home) in Arizona for at least the next couple of weeks,” Boone told reporters, per the Bergen (N.J.) Record.  Related News Boone indicated Ellsbury’s absence to start camp has nothing to do with his hip, but the plantar fasciitis has kept him from resuming baseball activities. He remains home in Arizona. Ellsbury underwent surgery in August to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and initially was given a six-month timetable to return. He missed all of 2018 with multiple injuries after batting .264 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs in 2017.After signing a seven-year, $153 million contract in December 2013, he has rarely lived up to that contract. Ellsbury has slashed .264/.330/.386 with the Yankees and now finds himself part of a crowded New York outfield, where he’ll struggle to find playing time among Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Clint Frazier.last_img read more