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TIAA Global Asset Management expands DCIO Team


Following the recent rebrand of TIAA Global Asset Management, the firm is pleased to announce that Erin Donnelly has been appointed Managing Director and Head of Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO). 

In this role, Donnelly leads a unified DCIO business that combines the teams of both Nuveen Investments and TIAA Investments. The combined DCIO team will deliver a wide range of investment capabilities from TIAA Global Asset Management, including the full array of award-winning strategiesi and products from TIAA Investments and Nuveen.

"TIAA Investments and Nuveen have a long history of serving the retirement needs of investors with high-quality investment solutions and innovative products," says Rob Leary, CEO of TIAA Global Asset Management. "Bringing our teams together under Erin's leadership will provide a single point of access for advisors, consultants and plan sponsors who seek our high-performing mutual funds to help meet the investment goals of their clients."

Prior to this newly created role, Donnelly served as Managing Director of Business Development in Nuveen Wealth Management. Previously she spent nearly 15 years at Merrill Lynch, where she was MD and head of Global Funds and Insured Solutions. She will lead a recently expanded team of more than 20 dedicated DCIO professionals focused on meeting the growing advisor, consultant, and plan sponsor demand for TIAA Global Asset Management investment solutions in the 401(k), 403(b) and 457 marketplaces. The organisation intends to add additional resources to support the retirement advisor and consultant needs in the middle and larger segments of the market.

“Through a unified business and dedicated DCIO resources, we can now offer – as never before – a complete suite of high-quality, high-performing investment strategies that meets the unique needs of the DCIO clients,” says Donnelly. “Our team will draw upon the best investment strategies and value-added programs from both firms to empower advisors, consultants, and plan sponsors with the tools and resources they need to build best-in-class retirement solutions for their clients and employees. With the recent industry recognition surrounding our funds and the significant expansion of our DCIO salesforce, it’s an exciting time for us in terms of what we can bring to our clients.”

In addition to bringing its high-performing active and index Lifecycle target-date series and other high-caliber Nuveen and TIAA Investments solutions to market – including traditional, alternative and specialty asset class investment strategies – the organisation is pleased to provide financial advisors and consultants with such value-added tools as 401(k)ollege and Partner to Prosper to help them better serve their clients while building their own successful 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plan businesses. To learn more about Nuveen and TIAA Global Asset Management’s retirement resources, please visit our Retirement Solutions site.

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