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TIAA Westchester Global Investment Management Senior Product Strategist in CHICAGO, Illinois

Company Summary:

Westchester is one of the largest agricultural real estate investment managers in the world with $8 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across diverse geographies and operating strategies, we provide investors access to unlisted global farmland.

With over 30 years of farmland investing experience and more than 120 employees located across over 7 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, the platform offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise.

Position Summary:

The position is aSeniorProduct Strategist located in Chicago, IL or London, UK which leads Westchester’s global client servicing and sales function. The position is responsible for investor relations on new and existing products, research and managing relationships with the Nuveen distribution teams. Representing the Westchester business and investment strategies at industry events and conferences and relevant media channels will be a feature of the role. Support the $8+ billion farmland portfolios report directly to the Head of Portfolio Management. The position may require management of staff at various levels of experience and extensive travel will be required.


  • Work with the Nuveen distribution, product and clientrelationship teams to develop sales plans and messaging, and track investorfeedback/interactions.

  • Capably presenting in a variety of client settings acomprehensive representation of Westchester’s philosophy, investment strategy,performance/attribution, products and broader market thinking.

  • Educating and leading training sessions for Nuveendistribution and colleagues on farmland strategies, including providing regularupdates via platforms like Allego.

  • Travel for client meetings/presentations in support ofdistribution channel and client demands as required by the business. This willinclude private wealth, family offices and institutional clients globally aswell as industry conferences.

  • Lead the development of investment presentations and writtenpieces including performance updates, commentaries, in depth responses toclient enquiries, client meeting materials and the completion of RFPs or DDQs.

  • Support the positioning of investment strategies withtimely analysis and competitive insights

  • Develop relationships with Nuveen distribution, product,marketing and client services as well as internal Westchester relationshipswith business unit CEOs and the broader Portfolio Management Team.

  • Maintain complete documentation for all productrelated activities and ensure they are saved in Sharefile.

  • Provide the Executive Management Team (EMT) & PortfolioManagement Team (PMT) with a progress log of client activity and feedback

  • Work with EMT and senior members of the distributionteam to assess business opportunity and review product specifications.

  • Support broader PMT initiatives when required.


  • Undergraduate degree

  • 5+ years of experience as a product specialist/strategist

  • Knowledge of real asset and private equity products(agricultural experience/knowledge would be advantageous but not essential)

  • Ability to communicate effectively across diverseaudiences with varying degrees of investment experience

  • Knowledge of economic and market issues (CFA or CAIAwould be advantageous but not essential)

  • Experience presenting to a range of audiences

  • Strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills

  • Ability to work productively as a member of a team

  • Display strong initiative

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1722502

Field: Investment Management

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Oct 07, 2019