Investment Opportunities

Request for Proposal:

Full-Service Investment Consultant

The Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide Investment Consulting and Performance Measurement Services.

  1. Investment Consultant RFP Guide
  2. Diversity Data
  3. Q&A Document
  4. LABF Portfolio

The deadline for submission is February 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (CST).  The Quiet Period for this search began January 24, 2017 and remains in effect.

Credit Hedge Fund

The request for proposals to provide Credit Hedge Fund Investment Advisory Services issued on January 10, 2017 has been cancelled.

Absolute Return Fixed Income

The evaluation of this request for proposals has been postponed until further notice.

The Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide Absolute Return Fixed Income Investment Advisory Services.  Investment consultant NEPC, LLC is assisting with the search.  The RFP can be found at:

http://www.nepc.com/investment_managers/advertised_searches/163-chicago_labf_absolute_return_fixed_income_manager_search

The deadline for submission is November 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT).  The Quiet Period for this search began May 24, 2016 and remains in effect.

Global Tactical Asset Allocation

The Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide Global Tactical Asset Allocation Investment Advisory Services.  Investment consultant NEPC, LLC is assisting with the search.  The RFP can be found at:

http://www.nepc.com/investment_managers/advertised_searches/150-labf_gaa_gtaa_investment_manager_search

The deadline for submission is May 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT).  The Quiet Period for this search began December 10, 2015 and remains in effect.

 

Recent Selection of Investment Advisors

In 2015, the LABF solicited proposals from qualified firms to provide Private Debt Direct Lending Investment Advisory Services. Responses were due on September 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). After evaluating the responding firms, the LABF Board of Trustees selected Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC.

In 2016, the LABF solicited proposals from qualified firms to provide Non-Core Value Added Opportunistic Closed-End Real Estate Investment Advisory Services. Responses were due on April 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm (CST). After evaluating the responding firms, the LABF Board of Trustees selected Long Wharf Real Estate Partners LLC.

In 2015, the LABF solicited proposals from qualified firms to provide Emerging Markets Debt - Blended Investment Advisory Services. Responses were due on November 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm (EDT). After evaluating the responding firms, the LABF Board of Trustees selected LM Capital Group, LLC.

In 2015, the LABF solicited proposals from qualified firms to provide Private Equity Secondary Funds Investment Advisory Services.  Responses were due on August 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm (EDT). After evaluating the responding firms, the LABF Board of Trustees selected Permal Capital Management LLC.  

 

 

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