Katherine Renfrew is a managing director with TIAA Investments, an affiliate of Nuveen, and has over 20 years of investment experience.
Ms. Renfrew co-manages TIAA Investments’ emerging markets debt strategies and has been a portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Blended Debt strategy since inception in 2004. She has lead sector responsibility for emerging markets corporates and quasi-sovereigns and for all developed markets quasi-sovereigns, excluding U.S. and Canada, in both hard and local currency. She co-manages the emerging market sovereign portfolios. From 2005 to 2014, Ms. Renfrew was the primary Portfolio Manager overseeing the Emerging Market Debt strategies for TIAA, including sovereign (both hard currency and local currency). She is the co-PM of a dedicated Emerging Market Local Currency strategy and a dedicated Emerging Market High Yield strategy (blend of sovereigns and corporates).
Ms. Renfrew joined TIAA in 1997 and has held several roles relating to emerging markets during her tenure, including South American regional analyst/PM and trader, portfolio manager for the firm’s investments in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, and Asian and EMEA regional analyst/PM and trader. From 2005 to 2007, she managed the Emerging Market Debt team, which consisted of 5 professionals. Before joining the firm’s Emerging Markets team, Ms. Renfrew was part of its Structured Finance team and was responsible for asset-backed securitization analysis and investment.
Prior to joining TIAA, Ms. Renfrew was a fixed-income securities analyst at MONY Capital Management and a financial analyst at Mattel Toys.
Ms. Renfrew holds a B.S. in economics and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University.