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Saira Malik, CFA

  • CIO, Head of Global Equities
Saira Malik

About Saira

Saira oversees the equities strategic direction for Nuveen as chair of the Equities Investment Council (EIC) and a member of Nuveen’s Global Investment Committee (GIC). For much of her career Saira has managed global large cap and small cap equity portfolios. Additionally, she has oversight responsibility for equity portfolio management, equity research, equity trading, target date, quantitative and index strategies.

Since joining the firm in 2003, Saira has held a variety of positions. Most recently, she oversaw global equities portfolio management. Before that, she acted as head of global equity research. Prior to that, Saira held positions with JP Morgan Asset Management as vice president and portfolio manager for a small cap growth fund, as well as an equity research analyst.

Saira graduated with a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She holds the CFA designation and is a frequent guest on many financial news programs such as CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox business and has been profiled in Kiplinger’s and Barron’s. Saira is ranked in the top 100 most influential women in U.S. finance by Barron’s.