US Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will deliver the keynote address at this week’s 2010 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. He’s scheduled to speak between 9 and 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m.Sec. Donovan will be the highest ranking housing official ever to speak at the biennial event.More than 450 people have pre-registered to attend the day-long conference, which is the state’s largest gathering of housing professionals. Pre-registrations have nearly filled the capacity of the venue, but organizers will accept walk-in registrations as space allows.WHAT2010 Vermont Statewide Housing ConferenceWHENThursday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Sec. Donovan scheduled to speak between 9 and 10:15 a.m.WHEREHilton, 60 Battery St., BurlingtonWHOShaun DonovanSecretary, U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)Vermont Statewide Housing ConferenceThursday, November 18http://www.vhfa.org/conference/(link is external)
IST added that it would consider all infrastructure sectors – excluding investments in nuclear and military projects, as well as prisons – but would view high-risk sectors as less suitable.Managers should answer a questionnaire available through IPE-Quest, covering information about the firm and the team being submitted to manage the assets.The search added: “In a second round, some applicants will be asked to provide a broader set of material. In the third round, the final adviser will be selected out of a shortlist.”Interested managers have until 28 February to apply, stating their performance to the end of December.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Switzerland’s IST Investment Foundation is looking to appoint an infrastructure manager to a CHF120 (€97m) fund targeting assets across all OECD countries, using IPE-Quest.The foundation, jointly owned by a dozen Swiss pension funds and with CHF6.1bn in assets under administration, said the aim of search QN1383 was to appoint a non-discretionary secondary infrastructure fund manager.“The goal of the mandate is to achieve stable, predictable current income from day one with a conservative risk profile,” IST said, noting that managers should aim for a balanced, diversified investment approach across stable OECD nations.Additionally, managers should be aware they would be subject to an as-yet undecided limit to how strongly the assets can be leveraged.