Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, is searching for a deputy chief investment officer-private markets, according to a news release from the $20.1 billion pension fund.
The search is the result of the resignation this month of previous deputy CIO Dean Roney for family reasons. Following Mr. Roney's departure, CIO Elizabeth B.A. Miller has been serving as the primary private markets contact on an interim basis.
The deputy CIO-private markets oversees the management of private equity, real estate and the "real" portions of the pension fund's real-return portfolio, the news release said.
As of April 30, the actual allocations to real return, real estate and private equity were 10.7%, 9.4% and 7.4%, respectively. Their respective targets are 11%, 11% and 8%.
A job listing can be found at KPERS' website. Executive search firm EFL Associates is assisting.
KPERS spokeswoman Kristen Basso could not be immediately reached to provide further information.