Tue, Jun 13|
Fireside Chat With Kirk Sims
Kirk Sims brings a wealth of experience in the investment industry, having overseen one of the largest programs of its kind, with billions of dollars committed to emerging managers.
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
About the event
Join us on Tuesday, June 13th, from 5-6 pm ET for an engaging fireside chat with Kirk Sims, CFA, Senior Director of the Emerging Managers Program at TRS Investment Management Division. Kirk brings a wealth of experience in the investment industry, having overseen one of the largest programs of its kind, with billions of dollars committed to emerging managers. Discover valuable insights on successful investment strategies and gain a deeper understanding of the ever-evolving financial landscape.
ABOUT KIRK SIMS (SPEAKER)
Kirk Sims, CFA
Senior Director of Emerging Managers Program
TRS Investment Management Division
Kirk Sims heads TRS’ Emerging Manager Program. Since being established in 2005, TRS has committed $5.9 billion to one of the largest programs of its kind. An additional $4.6 billion has been invested directly with EM Program graduates. Each graduate was selected as a result of consistent outperformance among a group of more than 218 EM managers.
Sims joined the Teacher Retirement System of Texas on March 1, 2019. Before joining Texas Teachers, he was a Senior Investment Officer for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois. Sims had oversight and management responsibility of TRS’s Emerging Manager Program, a $750 million evergreen pool of capital designed to identify and invest in emerging investment managers across all asset classes.
Prior, Sims worked at Prudential Retirement where he was responsible for a manager of manager’s retirement platform as well as an open architecture investment platform. He also has a background in asset management and has held various positions with both large and small asset managers.
Sims is a CFA charter holder and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University in Washington, DC.
ABOUT TAMMY JONES (MODERATOR)
Tammy K. Jones is the Co-Founder and CEO of Basis Investment Group, LLC. She has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Throughout her entire career, Ms. Jones has invested in and loaned on CRE assets (with a focus on multifamily and office) on behalf of large pension funds and institutional investors, including Equitable Real Estate (largest pension fund advisor and investment management firm at the time), GMACCM (one of the largest CRE lenders, owned by GM) and CWCapital (the U.S. debt investment platform owned by Caisse de dépôt, one of the largest pension fund managers in Quebec). Ms. Jones is a seasoned veteran in CRE investments, capital markets, and structured finance.