Michael is a senior member of the investment team, primarily responsible for executing options trades for various closed-end funds. He is also a co-manager of the Equity Index, Mid Cap Index and Small Cap Index Strategies and related institutional portfolios since 2014.
Michael began working in the financial industry in 1981. He joined Nuveen Investment Solutions in 2001 and assumed the role of head trader in 2002. Previously, Michael was a principal and senior quantitative research analyst at Harris Investment Management. During his 20 years of investment research management experience with the Harris Bank, he was involved in the development of quantitative risk models, portfolio construction, portfolio management, equity and fixed income analytical systems, and asset allocation strategies. Prior to this position, Michael was responsible for investment accounting systems at Chicago Title & Trust Company.
Mike earned a B.A. in economics and accounting from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. He also received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mike holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a current member and past chairman of the CFA Society of Chicago. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and a certified public accountant.
Firm tenure for Nuveen Asset Management investment professionals may include years of service at predecessor advisory operations.