Asset Management

Meet The Professionals

In total, TIAA-CREF Asset Management consists of more than 300 investment professionals, including over 100 portfolio managers with an average of 17 years of investment experience and 10 years with TIAA-CREF. Take a closer look at the people behind the performance.

Female PlaceholderKarina Bubeck is a director for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Bubeck is a member of the emerging markets fixed-income research team. Her primary research responsibilities are Latin American corporate issuers across various sectors including financials, pulp and paper, telecom and media, oil and gas, and utilities among others. Previously, she was the South American regional analyst from 2011 to 2012, covering both sovereigns and corporates. Prior to 2011, Ms. Bubeck also covered Mexico, Central America and Caribbean sovereigns and corporates. She has also covered Mexico, Central American and Caribbean sovereigns and corporates, and EMEA corporates within the Emerging Markets groups. Ms. Bubeck has also served as a credit analyst on the Domestic Private Placement team. She joined TIAA-CREF in 2003.

Ms. Bubeck has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, she worked at BBVA, S.A., a multinational financial services organization, where she directed the bank’s investor relations efforts in the U.S. She also worked at Salomon Smith Barney in the Equity Research group.

Ms. Bubeck holds a B.B.A. in international business from Baruch College and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Securities Analysts and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Fixed Income Professionals

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Kenneth Adams

Director,
Global Public Markets

Michael Ainge

Michael Ainge 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Karina Bubeck

Director,
Global Public Markets

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Cynthia Bush

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

John Cerra

John Cerra 

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

Kevin Chen

Lijun (Kevin) Chen

CFA, Director,
Global Public Markets

Richard Cheng

Richard Cheng

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Dorothy Craig

Director,
Global Public Markets

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Anupam Damani

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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John Espinosa

Director,
Global Public Markets

Michael Ferraro

Michael Ferraro

CFA, Director,
Global Public Markets

Joseph Higgins

Joseph Higgins 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Daniel Knight

Director,
Global Public Markets

Stephen Liberatore

Stephen Liberatore 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

Jean Lin

Jean C. Lin

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

Andrew Lipton

Andrew Lipton 

Director,
Global Public Markets

Kevin Lorenz

Kevin Lorenz 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Ava Mao

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

Aashh Parekh

Aashh Parekh 

CFA, Director,
Global Public Markets

Anders Persson

Anders Persson 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Steven Reis

Director,
Global Public Markets

Katherine Renfrew

Katherine Renfrew 

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Joseph Rolston

Director,
Global Public Markets

Barnet Sherman

Barnet Sherman 

Director,
Global Public Markets

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Doug Smith

Director,
Global Public Markets

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Thomas Solano

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

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Sylvia Tong

Managing Director,
Global Public Markets

James Tsang

James Tsang

CFA, Director,
Global Public Markets

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Kristal Yee

Director,
Global Public Markets

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