Institutional Investor Dinner
This event starts on May 8th at 6:15 PM.
Join YJP for an incredible evening of insights and discussion from Jerry Albring, Chief Investment Officer at the Teachers' Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
Attendees will have the opportunity to dine with Mr. Alrbight, join in a candid fireside discussion and Q&A session, and mingle with other rising stars in the finance, banking, real estate, and investment spaces over cocktails and gourmet bites.
Doors open at 6:15 pm, dinner, and program will commence at 7:15 pm sharp.
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Mr. Grossman joined the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System in March 1997 as the Compliance and Risk Manager. He served as Acting Chief Investment Officer from December 2001 to July 2002 and was promoted to Managing Director in July 2003. In December 2011, he was promoted to Deputy CIO. In July 2013, he was named Acting Chief Investment Officer and in January 2014 was named Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining the retirement system, Mr. Grossman was employed by the international accounting firm of KPMG located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for over seven years and was promoted from assistant accountant to senior manager during this time. Mr. Grossman is married and has two children.
Jerry Albright is the Chief Investment Officer for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Mr. Albright previously served as TRS Investment Division’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, as well as the Director of Investment Operations. As Chief Investment Officer he has oversight over one of the largest (23rd) pools of capital in the world. It is the 7th largest in the United States and a portfolio structure that includes a $50 billion dollar Global Public Equity portfolio, external and Internal, a $45 billion dollar Private Markets portfolio of Real Assets and Private Equity, as well as other innovative portfolio additions such as Hedge Funds and Risk Parity. The fund has also pioneered among US funds by opening foreign office locations under Albright’s directions, where he is the sole Director of TRICOT. TRS provides retirement benefits to over 1.5 million members and is required to make on average over long periods of time an 8% return.
TRS invests in over 15,000 businesses, and invest in 54 different countries around the Globe in a 24 hour nonstop 365 days a year operation. He is currently listed by the Institutional Investors Magazine as one of the top 100 most powerful asset owners in the world.
Prior to joining TRS, Mr. Albright was the Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of a multi-bank holding company in Texas. He also served as a Director on the Board of two affiliated banks.
Mr. Albright holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A& M University and is on the Advisory Board of the Finance Department at Texas A&M University. He also serves on the Governing Board as Vice Chairman of the Toigo Foundation. Mr. Albright has been married to Dr. Brenda Albright for 37 years. She is the former Deputy Superintendent of Georgetown ISD and has been in the educational business for 25 years. She is a Board member of Goodwill Central Texas, and a member of The Goodwill Excel Center Charter School Board. They have one daughter, a public school teacher, and one son, a Travis County Deputy.
Kenneth A. Caplan is a Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate. Blackstone has the largest real estate platform in the world with $136 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone Real Estate is the industry leader in opportunistic, core plus and debt investing across the US, Europe and Asia. Mr. Caplan most recently served as Global Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Real Estate and prior to that as Head of Real Estate Europe. Since joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Caplan has been involved in over $100 billion of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the United States, Europe and Asia. These include major acquisitions such as Equity Office Properties, Hilton Hotels, Logicor and GE Real Estate.
Before joining Blackstone, he was at Lazard Freres & Co. in the real estate investment banking group. Mr. Caplan received an AB in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a John Harvard Scholar. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep.