Nuveen appoints Chris Leak | News
Nuveen has appointed Chris Leak as Managing Director, Investment Advisory Services for its U.K. business. In this newly created role, Chris will lead a team to work across Nuveen’s full range of global products, developing client and consultant relationships and tailoring Nuveen’s products and solutions to their needs, enhancing Nuveen’s ability to respond to a growing range of investor requirements. He reports to Rune Sanbeck, Nuveen’s Head of International Advisory Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and is based in the firm’s London offices.
Chris joins from Oaktree Capital, where he was a Senior Vice President. He has over 19 years of asset management experience across asset classes, including real assets, private equity and private credit, equities, fixed income, and shareholder engagement funds. He previously held roles at Hermes Fund Managers, F&C Asset Management, Baring Asset Management and State Street Bank and Trust Company.
Rune comments: “Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise that perfectly complements our team and will ensure we continue to provide tailored solutions that meet our clients’ investment needs. Nuveen has established a strong track record with institutional investors in the EMEA region and Chris’ appointment will allow us to build on this success.
“We increasingly see a requirement from clients for global product solutions, and we believe we are well placed to respond to these demands. As we continue to build a pipeline of product opportunities, suitable for European investors, Chris’ deep client and consultant relationships and industry expertise will help us meet our objectives.”
Nuveen collectively serves approximately 400 institutional clients in the EMEA region across a wide range of investors including pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks and family offices. The firm offers a wide range of separate accounts, commingled fund and UCITS strategies to investors across a wide range of liquid and illiquid alternative strategies such as real estate, real assets (farmland, timber, infrastructure), private equity and debt, in addition to both traditional and fixed income assets.
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