James R. Hille

Independent Consultant; Former Chief Investment Officer, Texas Christian University
James R. Hille


M.B.A., finance, Texas Christian University

Summary of Experience

Mr. Hille has more than 30 years of experience in investment management. In his former role as chief investment officer at Texas Christian University (TCU), he was responsible for the day-to-day management of its multibillion-dollar investment program, which includes the operation and fiduciary oversight of the university’s endowment assets. His responsibilities also included implementing approved investment policies; developing investment processes and procedures for risk management and asset allocation, monitoring, and evaluation; investment manager selection and termination; and identifying management strategies to improve the program’s investment performance and efficiency. Prior to joining TCU, Mr. Hille was chief investment officer of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the state’s largest public pension plan. Earlier in his career, he managed portfolios for the Employees Retirement System of Texas. He currently serves on the investment advisory and trustee boards of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, as well as on the board of trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas. Mr. Hille has served as president of the Austin Society of Financial Analysts and as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.


AG Contacts

Lauren R. Kindler
Andrew Wong