Keith serves in strategic roles as chief economist, chief investment strategist and head of quantitative strategies for Nuveen Asset Management
As chief economist, Keith’s research on global economies and financial markets provides the foundation for a broad segment of investment products at the firm. His monthly publication, Review and Outlook, delivers detailed forecasts for a number of macroeconomic data points – including gross domestic product growth, unemployment, Consumer Price Index, interest rates and corporate earnings – as well as for domestic and international equity and fixed income markets
In his investment leadership roles, Keith leads the firm’s Quantitative Equity Strategy Team, which uses a top-down approach that incorporates macro, market and risk factors into sophisticated quantitative portfolio modeling techniques. This approach is instrumental in the management of the firm’s index, enhanced index, equity option overwrite, asset allocation and absolute return strategies
Keith is a member of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee and an active commentator on economic issues. He is regularly quoted in major business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN Money, Investor’s Business Daily and Reuters
He has also appeared on a number of business programs for CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg TV. Keith has been recognized twice by BusinessWeek as one of the publication’s most accurate economic forecasters
Before joining the firm in 1997, he worked in the Banking Studies group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He also taught economics at the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg, Russia. Keith began working in the financial services industry in 1992
Keith graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree and Baylor University with a master’s degree in economics. Keith also completed the program on investment decisions and behavioral finance at Harvard University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute
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