Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chief Investment Strategist of Nuveen/TIAA Visited Marquette's FMA Students on Tuesday, November 27th

Brian Nick and Bryan Brooks Spoke to the Marquette Finance Club Students

Brian Nick addressed Marquette finance students
Marquette finance students were treated to an excellent macroeconomic and market discussion today by Nuveen Investments / TIAA investment professionals. A standing-room-only crowd of over 40 students heard from Brian Nick, Chief Investment Strategist, and Bryan Brooks, Vice President at Nuveen Investments / TIAA.

Nuveen Investments, a subsidiary of TIAA, is an asset management firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Nuveen's products include separately managed accounts, retail mutual funds, exchange traded funds and closed-end funds, and Nuveen's services include fixed income, alternative investments such as private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate, and other real assets, and global equities.

Nuveen has nearly $1 trillion in assets under management with holdings in more than 50 countries, with $400 billion in fixed income, $350 billion in equities, and over $200 billion in alternatives. 

Bryan Brooks of Nuveen
TIAA, a leading financial services provider, completed its acquisition of Nuveen in 2014. Nuveen maintains its international headquarters in Chicago, with major offices in New York City, Charlotte, San Francisco, London and secondary offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore, Minneapolis, Montreal, Washington DC, Sydney and Hong Kong across their investment affiliates.

Brian Nick works with the Nuveen’s investment management team to forecast investment trends and provide insights on events driving market activity, with a long-term view. He is also a voting member of the asset allocation committee for TIAA multi-asset funds. Bryan Brooks works with the distribution segment of Nuveen.

The students received a briefing of the current macroeconomic domestic and global climate. Brian talked about the various market drivers, including tariffs, Federal Reserve policy, political events in Europe (Brexit and Italy budget issues), and commodities. A Q&A session followed the presentation which allowed Brian to expand upon some of the themes he mentioned during his talk.
Over 40 students attended the FMA presentation

It was a great way for the FMA to conclude its semester - there have been many events (including trips to NYC and Chicago). The spring semester FMA schedule will be published soon.