John Morriss is a Managing Director and head of Fixed Income Research for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Morriss is responsible for managing the organization’s global public fixed income research analysts. His team supports sovereign, municipal, corporate credit, and structured finance mandates. In addition, Mr. Morriss is responsible for covering the insurance and non-bank financial institution sectors. Most recently, he served as the Head of Credit Research. Previously, he was a member of the high yield team where he covered a variety of sectors and had portfolio management responsibilities. Mr. Morriss joined TIAA-CREF in 1998.
Mr. Morriss has 24 years of industry experience including positions with Chase Manhattan Bank as a currency trader.Mr. Morriss holds a B.A. in history from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.