Britt Harris has more than 30 years of investment experience leading several of the largest, most successful, and most innovative investment organizations in America. In addition, Mr. Harris is currently a member of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets, an advisor to the New York Federal Reserve and serves at the New York Stock Exchange on a sub-committee on investing. He is one of only a few people who have worked extensively in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Harris is currently the CIO for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) which is among the 25 largest investment funds in the world. Prior to his arrival at TRS in December 2006, he was the CEO for Bridgewater Associates, a privately owned global investment manager, and was also the CIO and President for Verizon Investment Management Corp., a $50 billion corporate pension system. Previously, Mr. Harris was a managing director for Asea Brown Boveri in Europe. Mr. Harris got his start in his home state of Texas, working for TXU Energy. He has three times been named one of America’s leading pension plan investment chiefs. In both 2012 and 2013, Mr. Harris was named one of the top five asset investors in the world, and in 2013 he was honored with a lifetime achievement from Asset International.
Mr. Harris also serves as an executive professor teaching a course titled, “Titans of Investing” at his alma mater Texas A&M University. He has also guest lectured on investments and public policy at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on various spiritual matters associated with our world today and serves on a variety of public and private boards.
Mr. Harris has been married for more than 30 years to his high school sweetheart. He and his wife Julia have four children and live in Austin, Texas.