Jim Elkins is the Director of Private Markets for SMRS, a $70 billion public pension fund. In his role, he oversees investments within hedge funds, real assets, real estate, private debt, private equity, and venture capital. Previously, he was the head of the STARR Division, where he focused on private debt, hedge funds, real assets, and opportunistic investments. Jim holds a MBA from CMU and a B.S. in Finance from Michigan State University.