Director, Public Markets, Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
Joel Hinkhouse is a Director in the External Public Markets group at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a $177 billion pension system serving 1.5 million active and retired educators and their families. Joel currently oversees the Trust’s $29 billion externally-managed equity portfolio.
Prior to TRS, Mr. Hinkhouse served in a similar role at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, where he managed the liquid fixed income portfolio and co-managed a $1 billion hedge fund portfolio, as well as a $500 million private credit portfolio. He has also worked for two hedge fund firms in Chicago in various roles ranging from risk management to creation of new strategies and fund offerings. Mr. Hinkhouse also spent time at Qwest (now CenturyLink) Asset Management in Denver, where he sourced macro investments and developed a risk budgeting model for pension assets. Joel began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a technology consultant focused on risk and trading systems for energy companies.
Mr. Hinkhouse earned an MBA with High Honors from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Mathematics. He also has earned the right to use the CFA designation. He served as an appointed director of the board of the Managed Funds Association from 2016-2019, and has served on the Institutional Investor Advisory Committee since 2014. Joel is also on the board of directors for Water to Thrive.