WITH SAIRA MALIK, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF GLOBAL EQUITY RESEARCH
At TIAA-CREF, our expertise in the equity markets is rooted in our Global Equity Research team. This team of approximately 40 industry analysts and more than 10 research associates watch their industries, conduct deep research, interact with company management teams and feed that information to the TIAA-CREF portfolio management team to make informed investment decisions.
The Global Equity Research team services all of the portfolio managers as opposed to the more traditional model where analysts are dedicated to one product or one portfolio manager. TIAA-CREF has a dual track career path and what this means is that analysts and portfolio managers are very much peers.
What is different at TIAA-CREF from other shops is that in equities and fixed income areas, the analysts are given moneys to manage in addition to their research responsibilities. By giving the analysts a demonstrable outlet to express conviction, it helps refines their thinking on stock performance over both the short term and the long term, and is a great way to send portfolio managers a really strong signal as to whether we really want to be invested in that company or not.
The portfolio managers and research analysts communicate constantly in both formal and informal settings. This collaborative environment allows the cross-pollination of ideas and helps shape disciplined and forward thinking views across portfolios.
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