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Job Title: Chief Investment Officer
Organization: San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System
Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.
Date: 10/4/2013

The Position
The Chief Investment Officer (CIO) reports to the Executive Director. The CIO formulates investment philosophy and strategies for the Retirement System, makes recommendations to the Executive Director and the Retirement Board and implements Board adopted policies and strategies. The CIO directs the activities of the Investment Division, oversees the work of fourteen professional investment staff, manages direct investment activities, and directs staff oversight of investment consultants and externally managed separate accounts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and formulating long-term investment policies and strategies designed to provide maximum risk-adjusted return
  • ƒImplementing approved investment policies and strategies
  • ƒMaintaining day-to-day activities of the Investment Division including investment transactions, status reports and portfolio performance
  • ƒAdminister, plan, coordinate and evaluate the activities of Investment Division staff
  • ƒMonitoring the investment portfolio to ensure compliance with strategic asset allocation and recommending rebalancing at least quarterly
  • ƒMaintaining close liaison with outside managers, advisors and consultants to ensure compliance with contracts, investment policy and guidelines
  • ƒMonitoring capital markets and economic forecasts and providing information to the Executive
  • Director and Retirement Board on domestic and global trends
  • ƒDirecting financial transactions and preparing records and reports
  • ƒParticipating in and maintaining contacts with other institutional investors and investment managers, staying abreast of and participating in the development of best practices in the industry
  • ƒRepresenting the System to representatives of the financial services community
  • ƒDirecting staff and consultant searches for investment services providers, making recommendations regarding retention or termination of investment service providers.

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Resumes or nominations of candidates should be forwarded to:
Dianne Owens-Lewis
Human Resources Director
San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 487-7026
Fax: (415) 487-7023

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