Deputy Investment Officer


KPERS is partnering with EFL Associates to find a Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO), for Public Markets.

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.

Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to EFL Associates by submitting your resume to Tamara at [email protected].

Education Required

Undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance or related field from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred. A Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or pursuit thereof is preferred.

Closing Date

Open until filled


Contact Tamara at [email protected].