National Association of State Retirement Administrators


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Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets
We are proud to partner with our client, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS or the “System”) in seeking a Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets.  KPERS provides retirement benefits for approximately 327,000 members. At the close of Fiscal Year 2022, the System held assets under management in excess of $24.3B.
 
KPERS is headquartered in Topeka, KS and is within easy commuting distance to Lawrence KS, home of the University of Kansas, and to the western suburbs of Kansas City.
 
The Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer. The Deputy Chief Investment Officer Public Markets serves in a senior leadership role and oversees management of the System’s public market asset classes. The System’s public market portfolios includes equity, core fixed income, yield driven, cash equivalents, inflation linked bond and overlay strategies. The Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets provides expert analysis, commentary, and recommendations to the Chief Investment Officer on the overall direction of the System’s public market asset classes and portfolios, including portfolio structure and investment mandates. These assets represent approximately 75% of the System’s target allocation for the total portfolio.
 
The System is looking for candidates who have eight or more years of relevant experience in the field of investments, portfolio management, or external investment manager oversight for a pension plan, endowment, foundation, or similar institutional investor. An undergraduate degree and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation are also required.
 
KPERS offers compensation that includes a competitive base salary and incentive bonus that may represent a meaningful addition to base salary. Benefits include a generous time off package that includes paid holidays, sick and parental leave, and vacation leave based on years of equivalent professional experience.  KPERS also offers a hybrid work schedule with the option to work from home two days per week.
 
 
To learn more about the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Benefits please view the link below:
 
Position Specifications

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.
Position: Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets
Organization: Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System (KPERS)
Location: Topkea,  KS 
United States
Salary: $209,667-$314,501
Posting Start Date: 10/28/2022
Date Posted: 10/28/2022
Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance or related field from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
• Certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst is required.
• Significant (8 or more years) of relevant experience in the field of investments, portfolio management, or external investment manager oversight for a pension plan, endowment, foundation, or similar institutional investor.
• Experience must also include investment risk management experience evidencing a strong knowledge of risk management concepts and principles, including risk management systems for public pension plans.
• Supervisory or team leader experience is required.
• Strong understanding of the fiduciary standard in a financial environment.
• Knowledge of investment management concepts and practices in a pension fund environment.
• Understanding of global economics and the global capital markets.
• Knowledge of institutional investment program management principles and practices.
• In-depth experience working with investment consultants and external asset managers is required.
• Knowledge of many types of investments and the methods employed in their purchase, sale or transfer, valuation, and management.
• Prior experience working with and presenting to a public Board of Trustees and/or Investment Committee is highly preferred.
• Advanced skills in quantitative modeling are preferred.
• The ability to provide analytical insight and recommendations on the development and implementation of investment strategy for broad sections of the portfolio.
• The ability to analyze, organize, synthesize, and communicate a variety of information in a logical manner, and to provide reasonable and prudent conclusions and recommendations from vast amounts of quantitative and qualitative data.
• The ability to present complex ideas, both orally and written, to a broad range of constituents in a professional and courteous manner.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/27/2022
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Name:
Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System (KPERS)
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Topkea,  KS 66603
United States
Email:
tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com
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Contact:
Tamara Wesely