Chief Investment Officer Position Available

Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System is seeking a highly qualified Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to oversee the system’s $1.8 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 process to select investment managers and investment consultants. See position description here.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business administration, finance, economics, or related field and significant experience in institutional investment management with exposure to several major asset classes.

The CFA designation and/or MBA is preferred, but not required. The applicant must possess strong critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills with an in-depth understanding of investment management, investment analysis and financial market theory. Minimum of 4 years of investment-related professional experience preferably in public sector pension administration, retirement administration, or investment consulting.

Anticipated salary range shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, two letters of reference, and a resume that includes answers to the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university?

2. Do you have at least four years of institutional investment management experience?

3. Did you provide two letters of reference?

4. Can your current employer be contacted for an employment reference?

5. What is your preferred salary range?

Letter of application, resume, and two letters of reference should be submitted to Human Resources via email or hard copy by U.S. Mail by November 7, 2016.

For further information, contact Liz Guidry, HR Specialist, at 225.925.1801 or

Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System

Human Resources

Post Office Box 44516

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-4516