Saira is Nuveen’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO). In this role, she drives weekly market and investment insights and delivers client asset allocation views from across the firm’s investment teams. Saira also leads the Global Investment Committee (GIC), bringing together Nuveen’s most senior investment leaders to deliver actionable portfolio allocation ideas for our clients. As Chair of GIC, she authors a weekly market commentary. Additionally, Saira is portfolio manager for $100+ billion in equity strategies.
Since joining the firm in 2003, Saira has held a variety of positions. Prior to being named CIO, she was head of global equities portfolio management and head of global equities research. Previously, Saira was with JP Morgan Asset Management, where her roles included small cap growth portfolio manager.
Saira holds the CFA designation and graduated with a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. She frequently appears on financial news networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg. Saira was recognized as one of Pensions & Investments “Most Influential Women in Institutional Investing” in 2023 and has been profiled in Kiplinger’s and Barron’s, which ranked her among the top 100 most influential women in U.S. finance.