History

Using our past to build our future

Markets don’t stand still and neither does Meketa. Since 1978, we have evolved, and continue to do so, to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. In fact, in 2019, Meketa merged with Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA), which combined two of the industry’s most experienced and highly-regarded firms.

  • 1978: Meketa is incorporated
  • 1978: Meketa onboards first multi-employer client
  • 1979: Meketa registers with the SEC
  • 1979: Meketa onboards first corporate client
  • 1982: Meketa onboards first healthcare client
  • 1982: Meketa onboards first endowment client
  • 1988: PCA is incorporated; onboards first public fund client
  • 1989: PCA onboards first real estate client
  • 1990: PCA opens Portland office
  • 1993: PCA onboards first private markets client
  • 1994: Meketa begins investing in real estate
  • 1995: Meketa onboards first foundation client
  • 1998: Meketa onboards first public fund client
  • 2000: Meketa onboards first private markets specialty client
  • 2000: PCA onboards first 529 plan client
  • 2001: Meketa ownership is expanded to key employees
  • 2003: Meketa begins investing in marketable alternatives
  • 2003: Meketa opens San Diego office
  • 2006: Meketa begins offering discretionary services
  • 2007: PCA opens New York office
  • 2009: Meketa onboards first fully discretionary client
  • 2011: Meketa opens Miami office
  • 2014: Meketa incorporates Meketa Investments London
  • 2014: Meketa opens London office
  • 2014: Meketa incorporates Meketa Fiduciary Management
  • 2014: Meketa opens Portland office
  • 2015: Jim Meketa becomes Chairman of Meketa Board of Directors
  • 2015: Steve McCourt & Peter Woolley became Co-CEOs of Meketa
  • 2015: Meketa onboards first financial intermediary client
  • 2015: Meketa opens Chicago office
  • 2018: Meketa Celebrates 40th anniversary
  • 2019: Meketa merges with PCA

Meketa by the numbers (as of September 30, 2019)

  • One-hundred percent employee-owned
  • Over 200 clients
  • Advise on over $1.4 trillion
  • Approximately 200 employees, including 130+ investment professionals
  • Managing Principals average 20 years with the firm and 26 years in the industry

Looking back over our history, I am proud of our success, our company culture, and the colleagues I serve with. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.

James Meketa, Chairman and Founder