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Texas MBA | Graduation

Convocation Speaker

Ray Nixon Jr.

Executive Director, Large Cap Value Equity Portfolio Manager, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC

Ray Nixon is the Executive Director and a Portfolio Manager at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC. Barrow Hanley, founded in 1979, is one of the largest value-oriented investment managers of institutional assets in the U.S. The approximately hundred billion dollar firm provides value-oriented investment strategies to institutional investors, mutual funds, and family offices on five continents. Mr. Nixon joined BHMS in 1994 from Smith Barney, Inc., where he was a member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee and served as their lead institutional stockbroker for the Southwest. During his thirty-seven year investment career, he also served as a research analyst for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Mr. Nixon holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Texas. 

Mr. Nixon is a Trustee of the UT Southwestern Foundation and a member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, the University of Texas Development Board, and the UT Chancellor’s Council. He is a current board member of East West Ministries and the Salvation Army. Mr. Nixon formally served as President of the Salvation Army and received the “Others Award”, which is the highest civilian honor of the Salvation Army. Moreover, he chairs the investment committee of the Texas Health Resources endowment. He was formerly on the Board of Directors and the Strategic Advisory Board of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, Mr. Nixon is a previous Vice Chairman of the Presbyterian Foundation and a former Scout Master. This coming fall, Mr. Nixon will be inducted into the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame.