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TIAA Asset Management Operations in Chicago, Illinois

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. 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 about the firm please visit our website at

Asset Management Operations

Operations and Business associates aide in business planning and support programs and activities across the organization ensuring alignment with business strategy to meet its goals. Associates should have a strong understanding of the asset management business and operational processes to support the formulation, development and execution of strategic and tactical initiatives.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support leadership in managing the business' relationships with IT, Operations, Compliance, Internal Audit and Risk Management to strengthen controls and processes

  • Execute critical change initiatives and projects that enhance efficiency and effectiveness

  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business management practices within the assigned area by identifying and planning the execution of best practices

  • Analyze and assess area data and metrics to ensure that it supports strategic decision making and evidences progress against strategic objectives

  • Develop and implement project plans, prepare reports, monitor performance, and plan resource (both physical and human) utilization

  • Develop periodic and ad hoc reports, presentation materials and communications for use in various internal forums and committees

  • Oversee procedures to ensure compliance and risk policies are properly implemented and current


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level



  • At least 5 years of experience in areas such as operations, financial and strategic planning/implementation and project management, ideally in fixed income, in the investment management industry



  • MBA preferred, but not required


  • Outstanding communication, client-facing and business management skills, and an ability to articulate complex business issues to investment personnel and senior management

  • Deliver results in a fast-paced environment; Solve problems and think strategically; Collaborate and organize to gather information across the organization

  • Ability to apply analytical and creative approaches, communicate effectively (both oral and written), and work in cross-functional teams

  • Design and execute critical change initiatives and projects that enhance efficiency and effectiveness

  • Strong knowledge of fixed income and data analytics

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) required

  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed (10-25%)

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Minimum Pay: $92,900.00

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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Phone: (800) 842-2755


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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.