Dale West is the Senior Managing Director of External Public Markets at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin, Texas. TRS is a $130 billion pension system serving 1.4 million active and retired educators and their families. Dale’s team oversees the Trust’s $39 billion portfolio of externally managed public market assets, including $27 billion in traditional long-oriented equities and $11 billion in hedge funds. Dale serves on the TRS Internal Investment Committee and Management Committee. He is a member and past board member of the Texas Hedge Fund Association.
Prior to joining TRS, Dale 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.
Dale received an MBA from Stanford University, and is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.