Katherine Renfrew is a portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Renfrew co-manages TIAA-CREF Asset Management's Emerging Markets Debt investment strategy and the emerging markets debt portfolios for TIAA’s General Account and for its actively managed total return funds. She is the lead portfolio manager for blended emerging markets debt strategies as well as sector specialist portfolio manager for all Emerging Markets Corporates and Quasi-Sovereigns and also for all Developed Markets Quasi-Sovereigns (excluding U.S. and Canada). From 2005-2013, she served as portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Debt strategy with responsibility for Sovereigns, Quasi-Sovereigns, and Corporates (both hard and local currency).
Prior to this role, she was the South American regional analyst and acted as the portfolio manager for TIAA-CREF's Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. From 1998 to 2001, she was TIAA’s Asian and EMEA regional analyst and trader. Before joining the Emerging Markets team, she was a member of TIAA-CREF's Structured Finance team in which she analyzed and invested in a variety of asset-backed securitization products. She joined TIAA-CREF in 1997.Ms. Renfrew has 23 years of investment experience, including her role as a fixed-income securities analyst at MONY Capital Management. In addition, she worked for 2 years as a financial analyst at Mattel Toys. Ms. Renfrew holds a B.S. in economics and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan as well as an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School.