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Douglas M. Baker, CFA
- Portfolio Manager, Head of Preferred Securities Sector Team
About Douglas M. Baker
Doug Baker is a portfolio manager for Nuveen’s global fixed income team and heads the preferred securities sector team. He is a portfolio manager for the Preferred Securities strategies, as well as a co-portfolio manager for the firm’s Multi-Sector strategies. Doug is also a member of the Investment Committee, which establishes investment policy for all global fixed income products. He has managed the Nuveen Preferred Securities and Income Fund since its inception in 2006 and the Strategic Income strategy since 2016. Doug also manages the firm’s municipal derivatives overlay group, where he is responsible for implementing derivatives-based hedging strategies across the Nuveen municipal bond complex.
Doug joined the firm in 2006 as a vice president and derivatives analyst and later his responsibilities expanded to include portfolio management duties. Prior to Nuveen, he spent three years at Lehman Brothers in institutional fixed income and derivatives sales and five years at Bank of America in corporate and commercial banking.
Doug graduated with a B.S., with honors, in Finance from the University of Illinois and with an M.B.A., with honors, in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Doug holds the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
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