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The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association ("LACERA") is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing discretionary separate account management services to implement the LACERA Private Equity Emerging Manager Program (the "Program"). Program Objectives and proposed investment criteria are contained in Section I, Background Information and Section II, Services to be Provided, respectively.

Intent to Respond

If you are interested in responding, please submit your Intent to Respond (Attachment A) by 3:00 PM, PST, Friday, March 17, 2017, as well as your completed proposal (email and hard copies) by 3:00 PM, PST, Friday, April 14, 2017.

Qualifications for RFP Response

Your firm must certify, by completing and signing Attachment B, that it meets the minimum qualifications required. LACERA reserves the right to grant exceptions to the minimum qualifications and requirements if deemed to be in the best interest of LACERA.

Deadline and Submission Requirements

The completed proposal (email and hard copies) must be delivered by 3:00 PM, PST, Friday, April 14, 2017. Any proposal delivered after the proposal deadline will not be considered. Faxed transmissions are not acceptable. The email transmission and an original (unbound) and three copies (bound) of the completed proposal are to be sent to the attention of:

  • Mr. Christopher J. Wagner, Principal Investment Officer
  • 300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 850
  • Pasadena, CA 91101

Also send one unbound copy marked "REDACTED". The redacted copy should exclude all material from your proposal that you believe in good faith is exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act, Cal. Government Code section 6250 et seq. (described in Section VI of this RFP). Redactions should appear as blacked out material or blank page(s) with the word "REDACTED" or "PROPRIETARY" inserted.

Questions Relating to this RFP

All questions, inquiries, and requests for additional information concerning this RFP should be directed to Christopher J. Wagner no later than 3:00 PM, PST, Monday, March 20, 2017 and should be sent either by e-mail ( or mail (Gateway Plaza, 300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 850, Pasadena, CA 91101-4199). All questions received and responses thereto will be provided only to all firms that have submitted the Intent to Respond, included as Attachment A, on or about 3:00 PM PDT, Friday, March 17, 2017.


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