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The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $58 billion public pension fund, is evaluating the capabilities of firms that offer High Yield fixed income investment management services.

This abbreviated RFP is the first step in the selection process. Managers that advance to the next phase will be invited to complete a more comprehensive due diligence questionnaire. That phase will be followed by virtual interviews, and, for the finalists, virtual on-site interviews.

Submission Requirements

If your firm is interested in participating in this evaluation, please fill out the cover sheet, questionnaire, and placement agent disclosure and SEC compliance form that can be found within the RFP. Responses to the questionnaire should be limited to a maximum of 15 pages, double-sided, 12 point size font using Microsoft Word (a version compatible with MS Word 97). Submit your electronic copy to: and cc:

Mr. Robert Z. Santos
Investment Officer
Gateway Plaza
300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 850
Pasadena, CA 91101

Also, send one 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.

In addition, please send one copy of your response to:
Mr. Timothy J. Atkinson
Meketa Investments London, Ltd.
43 Brook Street
London, UK W1K 4HJ

Following the evaluation of the abbreviated response, LACERA may invite managers to complete the more comprehensive questionnaire.


Completed responses must be received no later than 3:00 PM (PST) on Friday, August 7, 2020. Responses received after the specified deadline may be considered for evaluation solely at the discretion of LACERA.

RFP Materials

RFP: High Yield Fixed Income Investment Management Service