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- President, Equities and Fixed Income
About Bill Huffman
Bill is President, Equities and Fixed Income of Nuveen and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. He leads the Nuveen Equities and Fixed Income (NEFI) group, managing a global investment business with more than $1T in assets under management across equities, taxable fixed income, munis, multi-asset, private capital and green lending, while providing the firm’s clients with diverse capabilities and solutions. Bill is also the President of Nuveen Asset Management, responsible for driving all of the firm’s business and investment management activities. In addition, he serves as an executive sponsor of the Nuveen Culture and Inclusion Council, which incorporates diversity, equity & inclusion best practices across Nuveen to build an inclusive and engaging culture for all associates. Bill also is the executive sponsor of the Achieve Business Resource Group, which helps women at the firm achieve success both personally and professionally while driving results for the business.
Bill joined Nuveen in 2008 after 17 years at Northern Trust where he was president and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Global Advisors, Inc., serving institutional and wealth clients in traditional asset classes and alternatives including hedge funds and private equity. Concurrently, Bill was chief executive officer of Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, responsible for their international asset management business. He began his career with the firm as the leader of the internal audit group responsible for treasury, investment management and finance functions.
Based in Chicago, Bill graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. He also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. Bill serves the Chicago community as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Rush University Medical Center.