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Brendan McCarthy

  • Head of Retirement Investing, Nuveen

About Brendan McCarthy

Brendan is the Head of Retirement Investing for Nuveen where he is responsible for the firm’s DCIO efforts in the U.S. In this role, he leads strategy and distribution for Nuveen investment and TIAA lifetime income solutions in the 401(k), 403(b) and 457 marketplaces. He joined the organization in 2015.

Brendan has more than two decades of retirement leadership experience in the financial services industry. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he has been quoted in a number of publications such as the Financial Times, Investment News and Plan Sponsor magazine, and was recently named #35 on the 2022 “401kWire 100 Most Influential People” list. Prior to joining TIAA, he was Chief Operating Officer of F-Squared Retirement Solutions, a subsidiary of F Squared Investments. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments responsible for Defined Contribution Investment Only Business Development. In addition, he held other leadership roles at Putnam Investments including 401(k) product development, DCIO relationship management and institutional trust services.

Brendan graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College and an M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

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