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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Salary: $90K - $125K

The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA, formerly TIAA-CREF), is a Fortune 100 financial services organization that is a provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields. TIAA serves over 5 million active and retired employees participating at more than 15,000 institutions and has $1 trillion in combined assets under management with holdings in more than 50 countries.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct credit research on a portfolio of credits in one or a limited number of municipal bond sectors. Experience in state and local governments and/or higher education is a plus, but not required. Research responsibilities include analyzing financial statements, conducting industry and competitive analysis, and preparing written and oral reports.
  • Complete other projects as assigned, which could include work on sector commentary, ESG or climate change related research, cross-sector collaboration, and/or leveraging data in our research process.
  • Produce credit and industry reports.
  • Contribute to overall success of the Municipal Research Team at Nuveen.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of financial services experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of financial services experience
  • Municipal research experience
  • Municipal credit analysis experience
  • Master’s degree or CFA
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel; knowledge of Creditscope and Bloomberg is a plus. Computer coding skills and knowledge of Python a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills. Exceptional problem recognition and resolution skills. Advanced mathematical, financial statement analysis, and accounting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written). Ability to work within a team, as well as complete projects independently.


Related Skills

Accountability, Capital Markets, Collaboration, Communication, Consultative Communication, Continuous Improvement Mindset, Credit Analysis, Data Analysis, Detail Oriented, Due Diligence, Financial Acumen, Financial Modeling, Financial Statements, Muni Acumen, Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Research Synthesization, Technical Writing

Anticipated Posting End Date:


Base Pay Range: $90,000/yr. – $125,000/yr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).