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.

Barnet ShermanBarnet Sherman is a director and portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Sherman manages the organization’s taxable and tax-exempt municipal bond strategies. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2010.

With over 29 years of investment experience, Mr. Sherman has advised to and managed assets for municipal bond mutual funds in the Colonial Group and Van Kampen Funds as well as high net worth individuals as a Founding Partner of Braintree Capital. A former Aide to United States Congressman Thomas J. Downey, his first job on Wall Street was a junior stockbroker with Prudential Bache Securities.

Mr. Sherman earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a MPA from Columbia University. He also holds a Series 7 license and currently serves on the board of the Southern Municipal Finance Society. Published in his field, Mr. Sherman has written for The Handbook of Municipal Bonds and the Morgan Stanley Investment Management Journal. Mr. Sherman is also on the Forbes Investment Team and is a contributing columnist for Forbes.com.

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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