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DEFINITION of 'Chief Investment Officer - CIO'

The executive position responsible for a company's investment portfolios. The chief investment officer (CIO) usually oversees a team of professionals that have responsibilities such as managing and monitoring investment activity, managing pensions, working with external analysts and maintaining good investor relations. They will also develop short-term and long-term investment policies.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Chief Investment Officer - CIO'

For example, a CIO could be responsible for the investment activities of a university's endowment. They would report to the trustees, develop a strategic asset-allocation plan and make recommendations on investments or use of outside money managers.

The role of the CIO is often combined with other areas of finance within a company and taken on by the chief financial officer (CFO). The corporate title CFO is seen much more often than the CIO.

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