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.

Katherine RenfrewKatherine 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 portfolio manager for all Emerging Markets Corporates and Quasi-Sovereigns and also for all Developed Markets Quasi-Sovereigns.

Prior to her current 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 22 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.

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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