Britt Harris

UTIMCO

President & Chief Executive Officer

Britt Harris has over 30 years’ investment experience leading several of the largest, most successful, and most innovative investment organizations in America. He is a member of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets and an advisor to the Dallas Federal Reserve. He is one of only a few people who have worked extensively in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Harris is currently President and CEO at the University of Texas/Texas A&M University Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) which is the largest public endowment in America. Prior to UTIMCO, he was CIO for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), CEO for Bridgewater Associates, CIO and President for Verizon Investment Management Corporation and a managing director for Asea Brown Boveri in Europe. He got his start in his home state of Texas. He has three times been named one of America’s leading pension plan investment chiefs, been consistently named among the top five asset investors in the world and was honored with a lifetime achievement for distinguished service to the financial industry. Mr. Harris is an executive professor for “Titans of Investing” at his alma mater Texas A&M University and The University of Texas and serves on a variety of public and private boards.

Sessions With Britt Harris

Monday, 7 March

  • 01:25pm - 02:05pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 07:25 pm - 07/mar/2022 08:05 pm

    Mapping the Capital Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The last two years have seen accelerated capital markets’ involvement in climate change. Now, financing the energy transition is steering structural changes in capital allocation, investments and valuations of assets, technologies, and companies. New green financial instruments and investment mandates have undergone a seismic shift and are changing the way we think about energy investments, value creation, cost of capital, and implicit carbon prices. Trillions of dollars in private capital have been raised, waiting to back clean energy and climate risk solutions. Will the financial returns on low-emission energy production or decarbonization strategies justify capital deployment?