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Thomas (Tom) Franks, CFA

  • CIO, Head of Global Active Equities Portfolio Management
Tom Franks

About Thomas

Thomas is Nuveen’s equities chief investment officer and oversees all portfolio management activities for Nuveen’s actively managed U.S. and non-U.S. equities strategies.

Thomas joined the firm in 2001, and has served in a variety of leadership roles during this time, including head of active and quantitative equities portfolio management and head of global equities research. Prior to Nuveen, Thomas held a position at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in sell-side equity research.

Thomas earned a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He holds the CFA® designation and is a member of the CFA® Institute.