Asian institutional investor tenders Korean equity mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn institutional investor based in Asia has tendered a $50m-100m (€37m-73m) Korean equities mandate, using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1375, the investor is looking specifically for active managers focusing on bottom-up, quality companies.Managers should employ the KOSPI index as benchmark, with a tracking error of no more than 6%.They should also have at least $1bn in assets under management and a minimum track record of three years. Applicants should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of September 2013.The closing date for applications is 22 January.The 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 [email protected]last_img read more

Positive signs: Syracuse officially welcomes 53rd-best recruiting class in country

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Some things have so many explanations that they become hard to explain.The move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Three bowl wins in four years. The savvy recruiting pair of 24-year-old Director of Recruiting Operations Eric White and Offensive Coordinator George McDonald. The snowball effect of one verbal commit attracting another, and so on and so forth down the line.They’re all possibilities. And whatever it was, it happened fast.Twelve months ago, rated Syracuse’s 2013 recruiting class as the 73rd best in the country. On Wednesday — when a list of 25 players was ironed out by pens and hats in every corner of Eastern United States — Syracuse finished national signing day right outside the top 50, at No. 53.Twenty spots in a calendar year. The kind of leap that pleased Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer as he discussed the incoming class Wednesday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s an exciting time for them,” Shafer said. “They’ve been dreaming since they were little kids to go play football at a prestigious university, and for them to sign and look their parents in the eye and say ‘I did it,’ it’s an endpoint and a start point at the same time.”The only person Shafer didn’t credit for the Orange’s recruiting success was himself, yet he was as entrenched in the process as the rest of the gang.It was a communal effort that grabbed players from as far south as Miami, and west as Chicago. It trended on Twitter on many occasions and will thrust the Orange into next season with a revamped roster.“For the most part we like to break it down by where we need positions to fill,” McDonald said, “and then we go to areas of need next, like areas that really need to be addressed.”But the Orange didn’t just fill needs. It established pipelines and brought in groups of players that will complement each other in play and personality.There’s the Chicago guys, headlined by offensive tackle Denzel Ward and rounded out by cornerback Lamar Dawson, linebacker Colton Moskal and another offensive lineman, Aaron Roberts.There’s the Florida group, strung together by quarterback Alin Edouard and encompassing wide receiver Steve Ishmael, tight end Adley Enoicy and defensive backs Cordell Hudson, Juwan Dowels and Antwan Cordy.There’s a talented pair from Philadelphia, two explosive running backs and a lot of size on the defensive line.“The class is so balanced and so good,” said Jalen Harvey, a defensive tackle who signed to SU on Wednesday. “It’s nice knowing that I’m going to get to go to battle with this group for four years, we’re going to do something big.”But what maybe makes the members of this class even more special than their rankings and 40-yard dash times is that they have already grown close. They recruited each other on Twitter and through texts, planned their official visits on the same weekends and frequently wrote in a group message with White on Facebook.They won’t all be together until they all break camp in August, but the chemistry is already palpable.“We all want everyone to see how great it’s going to be at Syracuse,” Edouard said. “That’s why we’re always talking about it with each other all the time.”The Orange started to shape the 2014 class a week after signing day last year, when No. 73 just wasn’t good enough.Now Feb. 5 — the date circled on the Syracuse football schedule for months — has come and gone, and what’s left is a group of players whose collective potential yields a brighter future in Central New York.“That’s what you do it for. You do it for a bunch of 17-, 18-year-old kids saying they want to go to Syracuse and be a part of something special up here,” McDonald said. “It’s very, very relieving and it makes it all worth it.” Comments Published on February 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Euro 2016: Croatia determined to seal last-16 berth

first_imgRocked by a second family bereavement in three days, Croatia will be determined to seal a last-16 berth when they meet the Czech Republic in their Euro 2016 Group D clash on Friday, defender Domagoj Vida said. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage)Following the death of captain Darijo Srna’s father on Sunday during Croatia’s 1-0 win over Turkey, the team’s media officer Tomislav Pacak said goalkeeping coach Marijan Mrmic’s father had also died during Tuesday night. (Points Table)CROATIA MOTIVATEDSrna, accompanied by coach Ante Cacic, went to his father’s funeral on Monday and returned to the team’s Deauville base camp in northern France ready to face the Czechs.Vida, a tough-tackling centre back personifying Croatia’s willpower in the face of adversity, said the team would go the extra mile for their skipper and Mrmic, who travelled home early on Wednesday. (Also read: Italy’s clockwork defence wary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Gianlugi Buffon) “We all mourn when someone here suffers a loss because we are one big family,” Vida told a news conference on Wednesday.’GALVANISED TO PLAY FOR OUR CAPTIAN'”We will be galvanised to play for our captain and put him straight back on the rails. He is a great character and I am totally convinced he will be at his best on Friday.””If we perform like we did against Turkey and show the same fighting spirit we should come out on top, although the Czechs are tougher opposition.”I don’t think they will throw caution to the wind despite being under more pressure than us (after their opening 1-0 defeat by holders Spain). They are more likely to sit back and rely on fast breaks because that’s their style.”advertisement’BOLDER APPROACH FROM CZECHS’However, the Czechs must come up with a bolder approach, having conceded a late goal against the Spaniards after working hard to contain the champions.Striker Tomas Necid, who cut a lonely figure up front, said he hoped coach Pavel Vrba would field a more adventurous formation to haul them back into the race for a knockout stage berth.”We haven’t discussed the tactics yet but I expect a more attacking set-up because only a win will do,” Necid told reporters at the team’s Tours base in western France.”Croatia already have three points in the bag and if we are to advance, we simply have to win this game.”They have top quality in midfield with Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic giving them attacking power but we will be ready.”last_img read more