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Katherine Renfrew

  • Portfolio Manager
Katherine Renfrew

About Katherine

Katherine is a portfolio manager for Nuveen’s global fixed income team and a member of the international and emerging markets debt sector team, specializing in international agencies and emerging market corporates. She is the lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Debt strategies. She has lead sector responsibility for emerging markets corporates and quasi-sovereigns and for all developed markets quasi-sovereigns, excluding U.S. and Canada, in both hard and local currency. She also co-manages the emerging market sovereign portfolios. She is the co-PM of a dedicated Emerging Market Local Currency strategy and a dedicated Emerging Market High Yield strategy. 

Prior to her current role, she was the primary portfolio manager overseeing the Emerging Market Debt strategies, including sovereign (both hard currency and local currency). Katherine joined the firm in 1997 and has held several roles relating to emerging markets during her tenure, including South American regional analyst, PM and trader, portfolio manager for the firm’s investments in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, and Asian and EMEA regional analyst, PM and trader. Before joining the firm’s emerging markets team, Katherine was part of its structured finance team and was responsible for asset-backed securitization analysis and investment. Prior to joining the firm, she was a fixed income securities analyst at MONY Capital Management and a financial analyst at Mattel Toys. She was ranked one of the 2018 Top 20 female portfolio managers in the United States by Citywire Professional Buyer magazine. 

Katherine graduated with a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University.