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 the lead analyst for covering sovereigns and local markets in CIS, Africa, and the Middle East, and serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for the TIAA-CREF International Bond Strategy
Mr. Espinosa was previously the lead Emerging Markets analyst for Asian fixed income markets, and covered corporate debt in the EMEA region. He has also managed the organization’s Municipal Finance Research team.
Mr. Espinosa joined the TIAA-CREF 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 14 years of industry experience including a position in the equity operations area of Nomura Securities International. Mr. Espinosa was selected for The Asset Magazine’s “Most Astute Asian G3 Bond Investors” list for seven consecutive years from 2008-2015, ranking 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.