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Michael S. Davern, CFA

  • Senior Market Strategist
Michael Davern

About Michael S. Davern

Michael is a senior market strategist at Nuveen. In this role, he supports sales and marketing activity related to all of the firm’s municipal managed money products: open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and managed accounts. He serves as one of the company’s chief spokespersons on economic issues and investment philosophy, especially related to municipal bond investments and tactical asset allocation. Michael brings a unique perspective as a long-time direct participant in the financial markets.

He began working in the investment industry in 1985 and joined the firm as the head of credit research for predecessor firm Flagship Resources in 1992. Michael has spent most of his career as a portfolio manager of open- and closed-end municipal bond funds, including state specific portfolios for Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as national portfolios. Previously, Michael worked at Van Kampen Merritt as a senior credit analyst. He began his municipal bond career at Fuji Bank.

Michael graduated with an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine University and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois. He holds the CFA designation and is a member of the Chicago Municipal Analysts Society and the Association of Investment Management and Research.

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