Iowa Public Employees Retirement System, Des Moines, in its search for a chief investment officer, is seeking candidates with at least seven years of full-time supervisory or management experience in multiple asset class portfolio management or manager evaluation with a pension plan, endowment or related financial institution, according to a job-opening announcement on the funds website, www.ipers.org.
The $22 billion fund is looking for a candidate within the positions current annual salary range of $110,614 to $157,289, but is willing to negotiate a salary and compensation package based on the experience and education of the candidate.
Karl Koch, lead investment officer, was named interim CIO when Kathy Comito retired on Dec. 29. Applications should be by March 29 to CEO Donna Mueller, either by mail or e-mail at [email protected]
Tim Moore was named director of alternative investments for the $36 billion Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, Denver, according to a news release on the systems website. He replaces Christopher Reilly, who left PERA in late 2006. Mr. Moore has been a PERA staff member since 1996 and has worked in alternative investments since 1999, most recently as a senior portfolio manager. Katie Kaufmanis, PERA spokeswoman, was not available at press time for details.
Natasha Landell-Mills was appointed responsible investment analyst at the £29 billion ($56.5 billion) Universities Superannuation Scheme, Liverpool, England, and Helen Hopkins was appointed responsible investment project coordinator, according to David Russell, co-head of responsible investment. Both positions are new, and both will report to Mr. Russell and Daniel Summerfield, co-head of responsible investment. The appointments followed the 2006 departure of SRI senior adviser Raj Thamotheram, who went to AXA Investment Managers as director of responsible investments. Ms. Landell-Mills was previously an SRI adviser at OTP Fund Management; there are no plans to replace her, said Istvan Honics, OTPs head of equity investments. Ms. Hopkins was with U.K. Social Investment Forum, an industry group with about 200 members including asset managers, investment consultants and financial institutions. Information on her title and potential replacement was not available as press time.