Requests for Information/Proposals/Bids
Introduction and Purpose of the RFP
The State of Connecticut, acting through its Treasurer requests proposals from qualified firms interested in providing investment management services for the Domestic Equity Fund (“DEF”). 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 a U.S. Small Capitalization Equity separately managed account.
The Treasurer, elected quadrennially, serves as the principal fiduciary of the $40 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 day-to-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 additional information on the CRPTF, IAC and the DEF.
As more fully described in Sections II - IX, respondents, who would like to provide investment services for any of the Funds, may submit proposals in order to be considered through this RFP process. The State expects to select respondents to provide U.S. Small Capitalization Equity investment management services for a 6-year period. The selected respondents will be expected to execute an investment management agreement with the Treasurer, as detailed in Exhibit 1.
All responses must be submitted by February 19, 2021, via email to the attention of Paul Osinloye, Principal Investment Officer at PFM.RFP@ct.gov.