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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1THN602

Request for Proposal: Funds Manager

Award Info
Published Monday October 3, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Ariel Capital Management LLC
Amount:  An amount determined by actual funds managed
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7
Selection was based on selection criteria indicated in the request for proposal.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday July 28, 2004
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday August 19, 2004:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Purchasing Division
Suite 212, MC-364
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820

for a funds manager.

The University of Illinois is seeking an investment manager with demonstrable capability managing U.S. equity small-to-mid capitalization value portfolios. All types of managers ? bank trust departments, insurance companies, and 1940-Act Registered Investment Advisors will be given consideration. Candidates with a "deep bench" and a team approach to portfolio management are being sought.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have the requisite research and portfolio-management resources to successfully manage a small-to-mid capitalization value U.S. equity portfolio. The manager will be benchmarked to the Russell 2000 Value Index. Organizations classified as minority or emerging investment management firms are strongly encouraged to participate in this request for proposal.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Tom Nation
Phone: (217) 333-3584
FAX: (217) 239-6869

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