Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, NPRF, Lightstone

first_imgSeparately, European institutional investor is also looking for a manager to oversee a $80m investment grade corporate bond mandate. Managers applying for search QN1413 should apply the Bank of America Merrill Lynch US Corporate Index (C0A0) as a benchmark.All other criteria, including minimum AUM for similar mandates and managers, reflect search QN 1412. Applications for both searches are welcome until 6 June, stating gross of fees performance to the end of March.Meanwhile, Ireland’s National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has committed €10m to a life sciences fund managed by Lightstone Ventures.The reserve fund’s sixth investment in support of the Innovation Fund Ireland – a government initiative to support Irish start-ups with venture capital funding, will be to Lightstone Ventures I – a fund targeting early stage investments in medical device and pharmaceutical companies.NPRF chairman Paul Carty said: “The life science industry offers great potential for Ireland and Lightstone will provide emerging businesses in this exciting sector with a valuable new source of funding and expertise.”The Lightstone vehicle, targeting a raise of $170m, made its first investment in January this year.The IPE.com 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 jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A European institutional investor is seeking an asset manager for a $80m (€58m) high yield corporate debt mandate, using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1412, the US corporate bond mandate should focus on core companies, only investing in firms that issue debt in US dollars, are listed in the US by non European Union based firms.The investment should be actively managed, with performance measured against the Bank of America Merrill Lynch US High Yield Master II Index (H0A0).Interested managers should manage at least $500m in similar mandates with a minimum track record of three years, but preferably five. The manager should furthermore have total assets under management (AUM) of $5bn.last_img read more

MLB spring training 2020: Pitcher, catcher reporting dates for all 30 teams

first_imgFeeling cold yet?In addition to the freezing winter temperatures, the emptiness of no baseball has fans chilled to their core and makes the wait for baseball season feel like forever. TeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutAtlanta BravesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Baltimore OriolesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Boston Red SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Detroit TigersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Houston AstrosThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Miami MarlinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Minnesota TwinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York MetsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York YankeesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Philadelphia PhilliesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Pittsburgh PiratesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17St. Louis CardinalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Tampa Bay RaysThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Toronto Blue JaysThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Washington NationalsThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Cactus League in ArizonaTeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutArizona DiamondbacksWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago CubsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago White SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Cincinnati RedsSaturday, Feb. 15Tuesday, Feb. 18Cleveland IndiansThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Colorado RockiesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Kansas City RoyalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles AngelsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles DodgersFriday, Feb. 14Tuesday, Feb. 18Milwaukee BrewersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Oakland AthleticsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17San Diego PadresThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18San Francisco GiantsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Seattle MarinersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Texas RangersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Spring training locations for all 30 teamsGrapefruit League in FloridaTeamLocationVenueAtlanta BravesNorth PortCoolToday ParkBaltimore OriolesSarasotaEd Smith StadiumBoston Red SoxFort MyersJetBlue Park at Fenway SouthDetroit TigersLakelandJoker Marchant StadiumFlorida MarlinsJupiterRoger Dean Chevrolet StadiumHouston AstrosWest Palm BeachFITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm BeachesMinnesota TwinsFort MyersHammond StadiumNew York MetsPort St. LucieFirst Data FieldNew York YankeesTampaGeorge M. Steinbrenner FieldPhiladelphia PhilliesClearwaterSpectrum FieldPittsburgh PiratesBradentonLECOM ParkSt. Louis CardinalsJupiterRoger Dean StadiumTampa Bay RaysPort CharlotteCharlotte Sports ParkToronto Blue JaysDunedinDunedin StadiumWashington NationalsWest Palm BeachThe Ballpark of the Palm BeachesCactus League in ArizonaTeamLocationVenueArizona DiamondbacksScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickChicago CubsMesaSloan ParkChicago White SoxGlendaleCamelback RanchCincinnati RedsGoodyearGoodyear BallparkCleveland IndiansGoodyearGoodyear BallparkColorado RockiesScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickKansas City RoyalsSurpriseSurprise StadiumLos Angeles AngelsTempeTempe Diablo StadiumLos Angeles DodgersGlendaleCamelback RanchMilwaukee BrewersPhoenixMaryvale Baseball ParkOakland AthleticsMesaHoHoKam StadiumSan Diego PadresPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexSan Francisco GiantsScottsdaleScottsdale StadiumSeattle MarinersPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexTexas RangersSurpriseSurprise Stadium But soon — very soon — the soothing sounds of mitts popping and bats cracking is going to warm baseball fans around the country, while the fuzzy, warm blanket of hope is going to embrace those same fans for all 30 teams.MORE: Your favorite spring training clichés, explained, dissected and translatedThere is a reason that hope “springs” eternal, after all.Here’s everything you need to know about 2020 MLB spring training, When does 2020 MLB spring training start?The first spring training game in 2020 will be played Feb. 21 between the Royals and Rangers at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., to begin the Cactus League schedule.The Grapefruit League opens the next day with eight games.MLB spring training report datesGrapefruit League in Florida last_img read more