Nicholas Liolis
Senior Managing Director
Chief Investment Officer


Nicholas Liolis is Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for the General Account of TIAA based in New York. He is responsible for the portfolio strategy, asset allocation and risk- adjusted targets for the $200+ billion General Account, consisting of public and private fixed income, private equity, real estate and real asset alternatives. . Prior to joining TIAA in 2015 he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company in New York. At AXA, Mr. Liolis was responsible for asset- liability management, asset allocation and overall investment strategy for AXA Equitable’s General Account investment and pension portfolios.

Mr. Liolis worked in several areas at AXA, including investment analysis, asset liability management, credit investments, structured products and alternative investments. He held several positions including Head of Hedge Fund Investments, Chief Credit Officer and Deputy Chief Investment Officer prior to being named Chief Investment Officer in 2012. Mr. Liolis joined AXA Equitable following his graduation from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he earned an MBA in Finance and Information Systems. Mr. Liolis also holds a BA in Economics from New York University.