Opinion

New institutional investor economy favours job hunters

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It seems activity in the institutional investor sector has picked up again with a number of high profile moves in recent weeks and months

By Susan Barreto

When the music stops, who wins this game of musical chairs? There are after all many variables – market volatility, pension holidays, rising unemployment, and a general gloom due to the ongoing financial crisis. It seems it’s a perfect time to find a new job for many CIOs at endowments and pension funds.

Most head hunters reported a lull in searches and hirings at the beginning of the financial crisis, but now it seems activity in the institutional investor sector has picked up again with a number of high profile moves