Richard Rincón

Head of EM PE


Richard Rincon is an Emerging Markets (EM) investment officer at UTIMCO, which manages the $34+ billion University of Texas endowments and associated funds. At UTIMCO, Mr. Rincon is responsible for global EM private equity investments with a particular focus on Latin America. His primary responsibilities include monitoring the current $1+ billion EM portfolio and evaluating and executing potential EM investment opportunities. UTIMCO invests primarily via funds, partnerships and direct co-investments.

Prior to UTIMCO, Mr. Rincon was co-founding Principal of Grace Equity (2013), an independent private equity sponsor making middle market buyout and growth equity investments with the backing of various domestic and Latin American family offices. Prior to Grace Equity, Mr. Rincon was part of the founding team of Chicago-based HCP & Company (2003), a lower middle market private equity firm. As Vice President, Mr. Rincon was responsible for origination, execution, and portfolio management activities across the business services, consumer products, and media sectors, as well as, the broader U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Mr. Rincon began his investment career as an Analyst in the corporate and investment banking group of ABN Amro Bank (2001), where he focused on agribusiness, transportation, and EM infrastructure finance.

Mr. Rincon holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor as well as an M.B.A. in finance and management & strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.