Hance West has served as both Investure's Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer for more than a decade. Along with responsibility for the Investment Team and the investment process, he directly manages clients' fixed income portfolios and passive investments. Prior to joining Investure in 2004, Hance was a Director for the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) from 2000 to 2003. While at UVIMCO, Hance managed the fixed income portion of the University’s endowment fund and various operating accounts as well as had joint responsibility for the University’s hedge fund portfolio. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management at Dynex Capital, where he led portfolio management and securitization activity. Prior to working at Dynex Capital, he served as Co-Head of Fixed Income for Mentor Investment Group, where he was responsible for all institutional accounts.
Hance earned his BS in accounting from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Hance currently serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System, as well as the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Foundation, where he is Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. He is also a Trustee of the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.