Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Public Markets

Topeka, Kansas
$209,000 - $314,000
28 Oct 2022
27 Nov 2022
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time

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


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