LSERS Seeking Chief Investment Officer

Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System (LSERS) is seeking a highly qualified Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to oversee the systems’ $1.4 billion investment portfolio.

The CIO will be responsible for communicating with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees on issues affecting policies, asset allocation, performance, trading practices, benchmarks, peer group comparisons, and new investment opportunities and styles.  The CIO will operate as a liaison between the Retirement System and all investment professionals and direct the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select investment managers and investment consultants.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, or related field.  Qualified applicants must also have significant experience in institutional investment management with exposure to several major asset classes.  CFA designation and/or MBA is preferred, but not required.  The applicant must possess strong critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills with in-depth understanding of investment management, investment analysis and financial market theory.  Minimum of 5 years of responsible investment-related professional experience, preferably in public sector pension administration, retirement administration or investment consulting.

Anticipated salary range is $80,000 to $91,500 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested and qualified individuals should submit a letter of application, resume, and two letters of reference no later than Friday, February 10, 2012.

For further information:

Phone:  225.925.1801
Fax: 225.922.0350
Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System
Human Resources Department
Post Office Box 44516
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70804-4516
Hand Delivery (office hours M-F  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.):
8660 United Plaza Blvd.,First Floor
Baton Rouge, LA  70809-7004