Alliance Resource Consulting

Chief Retirement Investment Officer

Merced County Employees' Retirement Association - Merced, CA

MercedCERA is a public employee retirement system with $1.3 billion in assets that provides retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for approximately 5,000 members. The Investment Officer is a newly created position at MercedCERA created to help manage alternative investments. The incumbent will monitor and analyze investment performance; evaluate the performance of investment service providers; and assist in the planning and development of investment strategies. They will have the opportunity to build MercedCERA’s alternative investment program from the ground up, helping to develop governance policies, objectives and guidelines, and participating in the formulation of investment strategies and tactics.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND four years of investment experience in a public agency or financial institution, including investment portfolio management, formulating, recommending and implementing investment strategies, economic analysis, and/or investment reporting or performance measurement. Desirable qualifications: Master’s degree; experience in retirement benefits administration; pursuit or possession of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

Salary: $150,000-$225,000 per year, DOQ, plus generous benefits.

Apply immediately. Resume review will be on-going, and interviews will be scheduled as soon as a sufficient number of well-qualified candidates has been identified. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at or 562-901-0769 x336.

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