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Yup S. Kim

Chief Investment Officer, Texas Municipal Retirement System
Yup S. Kim

Yup S. Kim serves as the chief investment officer for Texas’ $40 billion municipal retirement system (TMRS) and chairs its staff investment committee. Previously, he served as the head of investments for private equity at CalPERS, California’s $490 billion pension fund, where he helped lead the private equity program across all functions, including strategy, team management, and investment activities across primary, secondary, and co-investment opportunities globally. 

Previously, he served as the senior portfolio manager at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, an $80 billion sovereign wealth fund, where he helped lead its private investment activities. The private equity and special opportunities portfolio generated 25% net of fee returns over a decade. He has also held positions at DB Private Equity, where he served on the Investment Committee, Performance Equity, and Silver Point Capital, and he began his career at Citigroup in New York. 

Kim received his B.A. in economics from Yale University, speaks six languages and chairs the Milken Institute Rising Allocator forum. He serves as a board member of the Korea Finance Society, a term member for the Council of Foreign Relations, a global investment ambassador for the Seoul Metropolitan Government and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, Yale University and many other academic institutions.