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Chief Investment Officers: supply and demand

07 / 11 / 2011
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed

Chief Investment Officers: supply and demand

I am often asked just how many chief investment officer positions there are among U.S. tax-exempt institutional funds. How much turnover is there, and how tight is the market for these top-tier professionals?

According to my research, the short answer is about 1,300 positions for full-time, professional CIOs at public, corporate and union pension plans; endowments; foundations; health systems; etc. And, I estimate the annual turnover rate at about 12 percent, or 160 openings per year.



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