Michael 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.