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.

Michael AingeMichael Ainge is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Grade and High Yield Corporate Credit Research.  Mr. Ainge is responsible for managing the organization’s global public fixed income Investment Grade and High Yield credit research analysts. In addition, he is responsible for covering the high yield chemical, energy and utility sectors.   Prior to joining the high-yield team in 2000, Mr. Ainge covered lease-backed private placement securities and investment grade public corporate bonds in the consumer and industrial services, and aerospace and defense sectors.  Mr. Ainge joined TIAA-CREF in 1998.

Mr. Ainge has 20 years of industry experience including positions with JP Morgan Investment Management and Segal Advisors as a performance analyst.

Mr. Ainge holds a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan Business School. Mr. Ainge has been a CFA charter holder since 1996. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

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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