Saira Malik, CFA
- Chief Investment Officer
About Saira Malik
Saira is Nuveen's Chief Investment Officer (CIO). In this role, she drives weekly market and investment insights and delivers client asset allocation views from across the firm’s investment teams. Saira also leads the Global Investment Committee (GIC), bringing together Nuveen's most senior investment leaders to deliver the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for our clients across institutional and wealth channels. As Chair of the Equities Investment Council (EIC), she authors a quarterly market commentary. Additionally, Saira is the lead portfolio manager for the $120+ billion CREF Stock strategy and a listed portfolio manager for the $30+ billion CREF Growth and $20+ billion CREF Global Equities strategies. She also serves as the sole manager of a $5 billion global equity portfolio.
Since joining the firm in 2003, Saira has held a variety of positions. Prior to being named CIO, she was head of global equities portfolio management, and before that, head of global equities research. Previously, Saira was with JP Morgan Asset Management, where her roles included vice president/small cap growth portfolio manager and equity research analyst.
Saira holds the CFA designation and 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 frequently appears on financial news networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. Saira was named one of the LinkedIn "Top Voices in Finance" and has been profiled in Kiplinger’s and Barron’s, which ranked her among the top 100 most influential women in U.S. finance.