Chief Investment Officer

Company:State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

The Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii (ERS) seeks to hire a Chief Investment Officer who will manage the investment activities of the ERS, provide guidance to the ERS Board of Trustees and serve as a member of the ERS Executive/Administrative team. This professional will advance our investment program by providing vision, leadership and strategic planning necessary for ERS to thrive and achieve its goal of sustainability for its stakeholders and beneficiaries.

The CIO must be a strategic visionary for the Hawaii ERS, one of the largest public pension funds in the country with over 135,000 members, retirees and beneficiaries and assets in excess of $16 billion. Demonstrated leadership skills are necessary since the CIO will be responsible for the oversight of ERS’s investment portfolio and management of a staff currently consisting of 5 professionals. Additionally, the CIO will be responsible for general direction and broad oversight of external investment management firms, including private market managers and strategies.

Responsibilities include the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of investment policies, procedures, and strategic plans that seek to achieve ERS funding goals; and preparation of reports that present options and recommended actions. Exceptional communication and collaboration skills are necessary. Required degree in finance, economics, business, accounting or related field. Advanced degree, CFA and experience with public pension systems preferred. Contact: Marie Kumabe, Kumabe HR, Full job description available at: or For full consideration, resumes must be submitted by May 18th, 2018. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.