Kirk Sims is an Investment Officer for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS). TRS is the largest public pension plan in the state of Illinois, with an investment portfolio of $51 billion. Mr. Sims has 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 to joining TRS, Mr. Sims was employed by 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.
Mr. Sims is a CFA charterholder 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.