Mandate roundup: University of Edinburgh, Berkshire Pension Fund, AP3

first_imgThe University of Edinburgh is looking for companies to provide administrative, actuarial and investment services for its Staff Benefits Scheme (SBS) over a five-year period, according to a notice on the official EU tenders service TED.The UK university said the scheme’s trustees regularly reviewed all their service providers as a matter of good practice, to continue getting good value for money on behalf of members.The contract, due to start on 1 April next year and last until the end of March 2020, is being divided into lots, and tenders can be submitted for one or more lots, the university said.It said service providers bidding for the pension administration services, actuarial services and investment services contracts had to have experience of working with similarly-sized schemes. The university said it envisaged inviting five firms to tender or participate.The deadline for tenders or requests to participate is 15 September.In other news, UK local authority the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is searching for a manager to implement a currency overlay programme for its pension fund, according to a tender notice on TED. The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is the administering authority to the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund.The contract is estimated to be worth between £150,000 (€187,000) and £300,000, the council said in the notice.The resulting mandate is set to start on 1 April 2015 and run until the end of March 2020.Tenders or requests to participate must be received by 4 September.Meanwhile, AP3 – Sweden’s third national pensions buffer fund – has picked market data firm SuperDerivatives to supply it with investment analysis and valuation via its DataX product.AP3 will also be using DGX, SuperDerivatives’ real-time market data, news and analysis terminal.Mattias Bylund, chief risk officer at AP3, praised SuperDerivatives, saying it provided the best guarantee of accurate market data, having supplied data for a range of financial products and markets for more than a decade.last_img read more

Patriots’ Bill Belichick becomes a meme eating a sub during Subway ad shoot

first_imgBill Belichick was spotted Tuesday in Connecticut taking what appeared to be a very long lunch break.OK, so the Patriots coach was actually filming a Subway commercial and a couple of footlong subs were the main props. MORE: Cam Newton says Pats can call a different game with him at QB As is often the case when Super Bowl-winning coaches venture out of their bubbles, the curious were ready to record the moment. An up-close look at Belichick’s trip to the sandwich giant’s home state, courtesy of New Haven TV station WTNH:Bill Belichick spending a good part of the day on the Branford Green! The @Patriots head coach & 8-time Super Bowl champ filming a spot for @SUBWAY. More tonight on @WTNH at 6pm!— John Pierson (@JPPierson) July 14, 2020Thanks to all @WTNH TMZ like sports reporters (my kids friends w/phones) on the ground! @MarkusIndeck catching Bill Belichick taking on a @SUBWAY footlong during a commercial shoot in Branford today! Not sure how many takes!— John Pierson (@JPPierson) July 14, 2020A chef’s kiss for this observation, everyone:It’s just nice to see someone secretly film Belichick for once— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) July 14, 2020Belichick might be able to enjoy more summer afternoons away from Foxborough in the near future. NFL training camps are supposed to start in less than two weeks but team owners and players have yet to resolve multiple issues that have been created by COVID-19.last_img read more

Spaniard Jese joins Stoke on loan from PSG

first_img0Shares0000Jese Rodriguez failed to establish himself in the PSG side after his 25 million euro ($29 million) transfer from Real Madrid in 2016 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Aug 16 – Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday.“Jese was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us,” said Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes. “He hasn’t had the happiest of periods in his career in Paris but he’s still only a young man and is hungry to make a big impression in the Premier League.”The 24-year-old Spanish youth international only joined PSG from Real Madrid a year ago but failed to establish himself in the French capital and spent the second half of last season on loan at his native Las Palmas.He won the Champions League twice with Real and was top scorer when Spain lifted the European Under-19 Championship in 2012.He is Stoke manager Mark Hughes’s sixth signing of the season joining the likes of Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma, Maxim Choupa-Moting, Bruno Martins Indi and Josh Tymon at The Potters.Jese scored 12 goals in 63 La Liga appearances for Real before joining PSG for 25 million euros ($29 million) but his chances of forcing his way into the Parisian first team slimmed following the world record signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more