John Espinosa is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Sovereign & Emerging Markets Research. Mr. Espinosa is responsible for managing the organization’s global sovereign, rates/fx, and emerging market corporate fixed income analysts. He is also responsible for covering sovereigns and local markets in CIS, Africa, Middle East, and parts of the G10 universe. Along with his current responsibilities, Mr. Espinosa previously managed the organization’s Municipal Finance Research team. He has also served as the lead Emerging Markets analyst for Asian fixed income markets, and covered corporate debt in the EMEA region.
Mr. Espinosa joined the TIAA organization in 2004 as a quantitative analyst and associate portfolio manager for the CREF Bond Total Return group, where he managed the Supranational, Agency and Sovereign sectors. He has 15 years of industry experience including a position in the equity operations area of Nomura Securities International.
Mr. Espinosa has been selected for The Asset Magazine’s “Most Astute Asian G3 Bond Investors” list for seven consecutive years, ranked number one in the US in 2011. Mr. Espinosa holds a B.B.A in Economics and International Business from Manhattan College and an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University.