John has moved from being a junior member on the Fixed Income total return bond team to a Managing Director in Global Public Markets research. He says it has been an exciting ride and his career has progressed in ways that he could only dream of since joining the company more than a decade ago.
What do you enjoy most about working at TIAA?
I enjoy working with super talented and diverse professionals that push themselves constantly to generate strong investment returns for our participants. I also enjoy learning from my colleagues and the professional challenges that I face in my position.
What role does innovation play in your daily work life?
Innovation may include devising a different approach to arrive at an analysis or incorporating new findings and data, but I am convinced that the innovative spirit needed in financial markets requires you to constantly question and review your investment thesis and assumptions.
What is something about yourself that your colleagues would be surprised to learn?
I minored in Psychology in college and have been interested in the field from a personal, interpersonal, and financial markets perspective ever since.