Kristen serves as a strategic product manager at Nuveen Asset Management. She is involved in the development of retail investment products, institutional products, and other strategic initiatives across the firm’s multi-asset class capabilities.
Kristen began working in the financial services industry in 1995. She joined Nuveen Investments in 2011 in the Investment Oversight Group, where she conducted subadvisor due diligence and assisted in new product development. Prior to her current role, she served as a product specialist in Nuveen Asset Management’s Institutional Solutions Group where she was responsible for developing customized investment solutions for institutional clients utilizing the firm’s multi-asset class capabilities. Before joining Nuveen, she was a principal at Mercer Investment Consulting in the Manager Research Department, performing due diligence and making recommendations on equity managers for institutional clients. Previously, Kristen spent 11 years at Northern Trust, most recently as part of Northern Trust Global Advisors in the Investment Program Solutions Group where she developed asset allocation solutions, reported on retirement plan performance, recommended and implemented program changes and provided client service.
Kristen received a B.S. in finance from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.
Firm tenure for Nuveen Asset Management investment professionals may include years of service at predecessor advisory operations.