Bill Martin is a managing director and Head of fixed income portfolio management for the TIAA-CREF organization. He is lead portfolio manager and responsible for asset allocation for the TIAA-CREF Bond Plus strategy. In addition, he is responsible for public fixed income investment activities within the TIAA General Account, TIAA-CREF fixed income mutual funds, and fixed income separate accounts. Previously, he co-managed TIAA-CREF’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) exposure across all accounts, with a primary focus on non-agency securities. Prior to that, he was a member of the MBS team with responsibility for analyzing and trading TIAA-CREF’s agency MBS portfolio. He joined TIAA-CREF in 2004 as a member of the Corporate Private Placement team responsible for both investment grade and alternative investment transactions.
Mr. Martin has 19 years of investment experience. Previously, he was a vice president and founding member of Visible Markets, a broker dealer focused on structured finance transactions. He also served as a fixed-income consultant for Barra, a risk management firm, analyzing multi-sector portfolio risk.
Mr. Martin earned a B.S. in managerial economics from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.