Thomas Franks

Thomas FranksThomas Franks is a senior managing director and Chief Investment Officer of Global Equity Investments for the TIAA-CREF organization. In this role, Mr. Franks oversees active and quantitative portfolio management, equity research and equity trading activities for the organization.  Previously, he was head of Equity Portfolio Management.  Mr. Franks joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2001.

Mr. Franks has 18 years of industry experience, including several years at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in sell-side equity research.


Mr. Franks earned a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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