Bill Martin is a managing director, interim Head of Global Public Markets, and Head of fixed-income portfolio management for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Martin is responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s public fixed-income investment activities, including Portfolio Management, Research, Trading, Derivatives and Quantitative Portfolio Management. In addition, he is responsible for public fixed income investment activities within the TIAA General Account, the CREF Accounts, the fixed income funds of the TIAA-CREF Funds, the fixed income funds of the TIAA-CREF Life Funds and the fixed income separate accounts. He is also lead portfolio manager and responsible for asset allocation for the TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Fund. 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 18 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.