Requests for Information/Proposals/Bids
1. RFP for Underwriting and Investment Banking Services
The Office of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Underwriting and Investment Banking services in connection with its major tax-exempt and taxable bond issuance programs including: General Obligation Bonds, Special Tax Obligation Bonds (Transportation Infrastructure), State Revolving Fund Bonds (Clean Water Fund/Drinking Water Fund), and University of Connecticut (UConn) Bond program.
All proposals must be submitted both electronically and by hard copy and be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. Electronic submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the hard copies to be delivered to:
State of Connecticut
Office of the State Treasurer
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Attn: Sarah K. Sanders, Assistant Treasurer for Debt Management
The State of Connecticut, acting through its Treasurer (hereinafter the “State” or the “Treasurer”) requests proposals from qualified firms (the “Respondent”) interested in providing Emerging Manager Program investment management services for Global Equity and/or Global Fixed Income. The State intends to use this RFP process to select a pool of respondents that may be appointed by the Treasurer to supervise and direct the investment of Global Equity and Global Fixed Income separately managed accounts via an Emerging Manager Program.
The Treasurer, elected quadrennially, serves as the principal fiduciary of the $32 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (the “CRPTF”) which is comprised of 6 retirement plans and 9 trust funds. An independent Investment Advisory Council (“IAC”), appointed pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §3-13b, is charged with advising the Treasurer on matters pertaining to the investment of the CRPTF’s assets, and the Chief Investment Officer of the Office of the Treasurer oversees the dayto-day operations. The Investment Policy Statement (“IPS”) for the CRPTF, located at https://portal.ct.gov/OTT/Pension-Funds/Investment-Policy/Investment-Policy-Statement can be referenced for a list of combined investment funds within Global Equity and Global Fixed Income.
All responses must be submitted by May 8, 2020, via email to the attention of Laurie Martin, Chief Investment Officer at PFM.RFP@ct.gov.