Nichol Merritt is a director on the Global Private Markets team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Her primary focus is investment grade debt private placements. Ms. Merritt joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2007 and was previously a member of the Global Public Markets team focusing on structured credit research.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Merrit held a variety of roles at other organizations, most recently on the CDO research team at Wachovia Securities. At Deutsche Bank, she helped pioneer research efforts supporting the roll out of their credit derivatives business before which she supported ABS research. Earlier in her career she held roles in ABS research at Barclays Capital, Bank of America Securities and JP Morgan. She has been a regular speaker at structured products industry conferences.
Ms. Merritt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from The University of Michigan. She currently serves on the Asset Securitization Forum’s Investor Committee.