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Director, Retirement Investments

Cox Enterprises

Atlanta, GA
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Company Cox Enterprises
Title: Director, Retirement Investments
JobID: 1716901
Category: Accounting and Finance
Industry: Cox Enterprises
Job Type: Full-time


Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company, is seeking a Director of Retirement Investments who has experience with the following:

  • Investing assets of a large corporate ERISA defined benefit pension plan ($6B+)
  • Having investment oversight of a large defined contribution 401(k) plan ($4B+)
  • Managing the Treasurer functions of a 501(c)(3) employee relief fund

In this role, you will work with the Retirement Investments team to produce investment recommendations consistent with the goals and objectives of the pension fund.   You will contribute to decisions about the overall asset allocation of the pension plan assets. You will be expected to take ownership of evaluating both public and private markets investment opportunities, based on sound investment principles and judgement, to determine which investments should be recommended to the governing investment management committee.   Any resulting recommendations must be made persuasively either in writing or in person.  You will also be expected to effectively negotiate compensation structures with the fund’s investment managers and monitor all aspects of their performance, making appropriate assessments over time regarding their retention versus their account termination.  

You will thrive in this role if you are a passionate, enthusiastic investor who is knowledgeable about capital markets and understands the historical context of various investment periods.  You must be well-informed about what drives the funding status of the pension plan, plan expense, and PBGC/ERISA funding.   You must be able to communicate and work effectively with various groups within Cox Enterprises including the Accounting, Benefits, Legal and Tax teams in addition to external investment and actuarial consultants.  Finally, you must be able to exhibit a confident, professional presence to effectively interact with internal constituents and with the external investment management community. 

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Why Choose a Career at Cox?

At Cox, we believe that bold action and staying true to our values has enabled us to create a thriving business with more than 55,000 employees and 300 businesses. We believe in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We think it’s the creativity, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit of our employees that makes us great. Cox also offers competitive compensation and benefits packages for our employees.

Position Responsibilities

The Director of Retirement Investments will report to the VP of Investments, and, as needed, provide support to the Retirement Investments team in all aspects of the investment management oversight of the Cox qualified and non-qualified pension and retiree health care plans; the qualified 401(k) and Restoration Employee Savings Plans; and the Cox Employee Disaster Relief Fund, including, but not limited to: 
  • Asset/liability studies
  • Investment strategy development
  • Investment manager selection and on-going manager monitoring for both public and private markets managers
    • Note that, for the Cox pension fund, public markets investments include U.S. and international equities and fixed income as well as non-traditional stock and bond hedge funds.  Private markets investments include traditional and opportunistic funds that invest in both equity and credit markets in addition to uncorrelated investments which include various insurance products.  Private markets investments also include real asset equity investments, which primarily includes real estate.
  • Management of pension cash including monitoring cash balances, rebalancing the fund to its investment targets as necessary, requesting payment of capital calls and expenses, and tracking and liquidating incoming cash/stock distributions from private equity managers
  • Tracking/analysis of certain activities such as transition management, securities lending, commission recapture and guideline monitoring systems     
  • Performing all related required financial/regulatory/audit-related reporting and compliance functions relating to the plans for both the corporation and the plans themselves including contributing to the Annual Funding Notice (AFN) and to the annual EROA support information.  


  • Bachelors’ degree, MBA or other graduate degree with concentration in finance, economics, and/or business administration
  • Have earned and maintained the requirements necessary to use the CFA designation marks
  • Minimum of 7 years (10 years is preferred) investment experience on the investment staff of a large corporate ERISA DB plan and a corporate DC 401(k) plan
    • Relatedly the candidate must have a demonstrated track record in driving results for either an entire asset class or some aspect of an asset class, if oversight for an entire pension fund is not applicable
    • A plus if the candidate also has experience serving in the Treasurer role of a company’s employee relief fund
  • Preference for an individual that has been a part of a team implementing, or has implemented, a dynamic/glide path asset allocation strategy for a pension plan
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to properly assess the risk/return aspects of an investment opportunity along with strong communication skills to effectively recommend the investment to a governing investment committee either in writing or in person
  • Ability to tailor messages to a variety of audiences depending on the goal of the communication
  • Understanding of capital markets
  • Ability to think strategically while also maintaining a focus on accuracy of details
  • Ability to work independently and under short time constraints
  • Interest in working collaboratively with others to achieve corporate objectives
  • Microsoft Office experience:  Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

About Cox Enterprises


Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).


The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

Organization: Cox Enterprises

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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