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TTU System Office of Investments Receives Recognition

September 26, 2017 | Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Office of Investments) 

Texas Tech University System Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Tim Barrett was named one of the 2017 Power 100 by Chief Investment Officer for the second year in a row. Rankings were awarded based on five categories: innovation, collaboration, talent development, fund size and tenure.

The Office of Investments, located in Austin, Texas, manages all areas of investment for the TTU System and its four component institutions. The department strives to obtain the highest possible returns on the funds of the TTU System’s endowment, in accordance with oversight established by the Board of Regents and the Investment Advisory Committee. Barrett has lead the office since 2013.

Michael Nichols, who manages public and private debt strategies in the Office of Investments, was also ranked by Chief Investment Officer in the publications Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty, a list of 40 asset owners from around the world who show a strong passion in their work and the ability to become potential game changers.

Building on the honors, TTU System Deputy CIO Dan Parker was recently recognized as an Emerging Leader by Institutional Investor at its annual Endowments and Foundations Roundtable. Parker was one of just two leaders who received the honor.

These recognitions come under a year after Barrett was awarded Chief Investment Officer’s 2016 Industry Innovator Award for Endowments; he also took home the publication’s award for 2016 CIO of the Year.