Hedge funds are tools used by public and private pensions, colleges and others to help diversify their investments, manage risk and deliver reliable returns over time. This website is designed to answer the most common questions and provide greater understanding about the industry. Start learning today.

The Institutional Investor series features institutional investors explaining, in their own words, the important role hedge funds play in their institutions’ overall portfolios. In this second video, Joel Hinkhouse of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) discusses how TRS, a $133 billion retirement trust, uses hedge funds to help provide secure retirements for 1.4 million teachers and retired teachers in the State of Texas.