Global Conference 2017
Senior Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Trustee, Hedge Fund Standards Board
Dale West is the senior managing director of external public markets at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin, Texas. TRS is a $133 billion pension system serving 1.5 million active and retired educators and their families. Mr. West's team oversees the trust's $37 billion portfolio of externally-managed public market assets, including $26 billion in traditional long-oriented equities and $11 billion in hedge funds. Mr. West serves on the TRS internal investment committee and management committee. He is a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards board. Prior to joining TRS, Mr. West was based in London with the emerging markets equity team of T. Rowe Price International, where he covered telecoms and emerging markets. He also served in the U.S. Foreign Service, including a three-year posting to the American embassy in Bucharest, Romania. Mr. West received an MBA from Stanford University, and is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.