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Joseph Higgins, CFA

  • Portfolio Manager, Nuveen

About Joseph Higgins

Joseph is the lead portfolio manager and is responsible for asset allocation for several of TIAA Investments’ bond funds and accounts.

Previously, he managed structured credit investments and was an investment grade portfolio manager. In addition, he has served in various capacities at the organization including director of private placements, international bank analyst, international investment grade portfolio manager and co-head of corporate credit research. Joseph initiated the first securitization and co-developed the first collateralized debt obligation (CDO) for TIAA. Prior to joining TIAA in 1995, he was a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Joseph holds a BS in accounting with a minor in economics from The State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with dual concentrations in finance and marketing. He is a member of the New York State Society of Securities Analysts and the CFA® Institute. He was also a founding member of the User Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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