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Nuveen Names Vijay Advani CEO

NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 – Nuveen, a leading global investment manager, named its current President and Chief Operating Officer, Vijay Advani, as Chief Executive Officer of the firm, effective April 21.  In his role, Advani will be responsible for all of Nuveen’s business globally.

“Vijay is ideally suited to lead our asset management business, given his industry background and global experience,” said Roger W. Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA, the parent of Nuveen. “He is a skilled leader whose vision for the business will serve our clients well.”

As President and COO of Nuveen, Advani has been responsible for firm-wide strategy and running the company’s global distribution platform. Before joining Nuveen, he was Co-President of Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was responsible for long-term strategic initiatives, investment management, trading and global retail and institutional distribution. He will become a member of the TIAA Executive Committee.

Advani will assume his role from Rob Leary, who is leaving the company to pursue another professional opportunity. Leary will remain with the firm until April 21 and advise during the transition.

“We thank Rob for his significant contributions to TIAA and, especially, to the growth of our asset management business since he joined us in 2013.  We wish him well in his new endeavor,” added Ferguson.

About Nuveen

Nuveen offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. As the investment management arm of TIAA, Nuveen has $882 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/16 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit .


Stewart Lewack
Media Relations