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Bill Huffman

Nuveen Chief Executive Officer

About Bill Huffman

Bill is Chief Executive Officer of Nuveen, a leading global asset management firm. He chairs the Nuveen Executive Committee and is a member of parent company TIAA’s Executive Committee.

Previously, Bill led the Nuveen Equities and Fixed Income group, managing a global investment business across equities, taxable fixed income, municipals, multi-asset, private capital and green lending, while providing the firm’s clients with diverse capabilities and solutions. He was also the president of Nuveen Asset Management, responsible for leading all of the firm’s business and investment management activities.

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. Prior to these roles, he was the director of quantitative product management for Northern Trust and 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 has also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. Bill serves his community as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and as a Rush System Trustee member and Cancer Advisory Council member.

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