Government Contract | Iowa
OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE SERVICES

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000469647

Bid Title: OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE SERVICES

Agency Bid No. Title: I-2016-4

Received Date: 01/26/2016

Close Date: 02/16/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 01/29/2016 03:00 PM

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Provider must perform the following scope of services for each LARS Manager review: 1.General Operations a.Meet with the firms management and investment management personnel to gain an understanding of the firm, the investment strategy pertaining to IPERS, and the internal control environment b.Evaluate the firm and principals regulatory registration and compliance histories; investigate nature and outcome of any past or current regulatory actions, exams, etc.; confirm that the firm is properly registered with required regulatory bodies c.Perform background checks on firms principals and key investment management personnel, including searches for any criminal, civil, and regulatory issues d. Evaluate the firms audited financial statements for any indications of financial or operational control weaknesses e. Evaluate the adequacy of a managers internal control policies and advise as to any perceived weaknesses f. Evaluate the adequacy of a managers compliance procedures and policies and advise as to any perceived weaknesses g. Evaluate the risk to IPERS of the managers use of any outsourced services and/or consultants and advise as to any perceived weaknesses h. Evaluate the firms disaster recovery plan and other business continuity plans and advise as to any perceived weaknesses i. Evaluate how the firm controls conflict of interest issues such as soft dollar arrangements, personal trading policies, side letters, trade allocation policies, etc. and advise as to any perceived deficiencies or weaknesses

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Product Codes: 91849, 94600

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: Iowa Public Employees Retirement System

State: Iowa

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Sriram Lakshminarayanan, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System 7401 Register Drive, Des Moines, Iowa, 50321

Phone: 515-281-0030

Email: investments@ipers.org

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