INTRODUCTION

Purpose

The Retirement Board of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago (“Fund,” “Plan,” “Chicago PABF”) seeks to identify outside counsel qualified to provide legal services in the following subject areas: institutional investment related topics such as Alternative Asset Portfolios, Equities and Fixed Income Portfolios, its investment operations, and can counsel to the Retirement Board Trustees and Staff regarding such matters. The RFP process is for the Fund’s benefit and is intended to provide the Fund with competitive information to assist in the evaluation of legal firms. Each firm is responsible for determining all factors necessary for submission of a comprehensive proposal. Answers become the property of the Fund and these and any late submissions will not be returned. Your answers will be open to the public under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140) and other applicable laws and rules, unless you request in your Proposal that we treat certain information as exempt. This Request for proposal (RFP) is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago. Consideration will be given exclusively to firms with specific expertise and qualifications in all of the subject matter areas listed below (see questions 8 to 11). Answers must be provided in electronic format only to searches@chipabf.org by December 16th, 2011.

Finalized

Awarded to

Policemens The Retirement Board of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago concluded its search for an investment services Legal Advisor by selecting the firm of Foster Pepper. Foster and Pepper was confirmed at the February 2012 Board Meeting. Finalists were interviewed by the Board and the other two firms considered were Baker & McKenzie and Chapman and Cutler L.L.P.

RFP Submission

  • CLOSED

Professional Advisors

Legal Advisor

  • Justin B. Kugler

Medical Advisor

  • Peter Orris, M.D.

Investment Consultant

Consulting Actuary

Auditor

Master Custodian

Commercial Bank