Melissa Otto is a director and equity research analyst for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Otto is responsible for covering the Japanese consumer space and is also responsible for managing market-neutral and long/short portfolios focused on Japanese equities. Ms. Otto joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2010.
Ms. Otto has 14 years of industry experience. Previously, she was a senior investment analyst on an international and global growth fund at American Century Investments. Prior to this position, she was a fund manager/analyst for GE Asset Management based in their Tokyo office.
Ms. Otto earned a B.A. from Ursinus College and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University where she was an American Scholar. Ms. Otto recently completed a three-year position on Brandeis University’s Board of Overseers and is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and 85 Broads.