James L. Schroeder: Executive Search Consultant, North America

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James L. Schroeder

James Schroeder serves as Managing Partner of the North American Financial Services Practice and is responsible for developing and managing relationships within the sector. Read more >

James Schroeder serves as Managing Partner of the North American Financial Services Practice and is responsible for developing and managing relationships within the sector.

With more than 25 years of retained executive search experience and as a trusted advisor in recruitment and human capital management, Jim conducts senior level and emerging leadership assignments for private and publicly- held institutional investment management firms, family enterprises /  private investment offices, financial institutions, insurance, real estate and private equity firms.

Prior to joining DHR International, James was a partner in the financial services practice of a leading, global retained executive search firm. In this capacity, he managed the Midwest Asset Management practice serving a variety of long-only and alternative money managers primarily in the US. He began his executive search career in 1990 with a Chicago-based search firm and was recruited to the world’s largest retained search firm as a senior associate in 1995. While there, he worked across multiple industries and functional disciplines recruiting for leadership roles under the Managing Director.

James received a B.A. in Business and a B.A. in Spanish from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of Chicago, the world’s oldest and one of the largest for investment professionals.

For 30 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of their select client base. < Read less



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April 2016 | Hunt Scanlon Media

DHR International placed Russell Read as chief investment officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

The search was led by Carol Hartman, managing partner of the firm’s financial services practice in North America, and partner James Schroeder. Mr. Read formerly served as CIO at CalPERS. The Alaska Permanent Fund was created by referendum in 1976 to save a portion of the state’s oil revenue for the future. In 1980, the Alaska State Legislature created the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation to manage the investments of the Permanent Fund outside of the State Treasury. More >

April 2016

DHR completes Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. CIO search

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Russell Read as Chief Investment Officer of Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, $52.4 billion sovereign wealth fund. Read will begin the new position on May 9. The search was completed by Managing Partner of the North American Financial Services Practice Carol Hartman and Partner Jim Schroeder More >

September 2015 | Bloomberg Business

Harvard Endowment First in Pay Raises, Last in Ivy Performance

Harvard University’s endowment, the largest in the world, had the worst performance of any of the eight Ivy League schools in 2013. Its chief executive officer at the time, Jane Mendillo, got the biggest raise. More >

September 2015 | Crain's Chicago

Where are Chicago firms finding C-suite hires?

Chicago-based companies are hiring C-suite executives outside their ranks far more often than their national peers this year, according to a recent report. More >

June 2015

Diverse Jobs on Offer in Finance Sector

In a sector beset by scandal and under greater scrutiny from the authorities, is it any surprise that there is growing demand for jobs in financial regulation? More >

February 2014 | Money Management Executive

Winning back talent

The financial industry has accumulated a series of black eyes in recent years, for everything from the role that mortgage-backed securities played in the Great Recession to the scandal over LIBOR, and mutual fund and ETF managers and providers haven’t escaped the damage. Because the causes of the financial crisis were broad, so, too, has been the fallout – and asset managers have much to do to attract the top young talent they need to support social media and other tech developments that are now so important to their business. More >

February 2012 | White Papers

Endowments & Foundations

DHR surveyed and reported on a total of 118 endowments and foundations, representing a total market value of $420.9 billion. Assets under management range from $800m to $32 billion, with the median fund size of $3.5 billion. Seventy five percent of respondent had assets under management of $1-5 billion. The study found marked difference in compensation, asset allocation and investment performance when compared by fund type and size. Average compensation for CIO’s is roughly equal between endowments and foundations, though endowments have a more extreme compensation range. More >