Nuveen discusses impact investing with pension funds in Copenhagen

A portfolio manager from US money manager Nuveen has recently had in depth discussions with Danish pension funds regarding impact investing and her USD 1.1 impact investing portfolio of privately placed investments with a focus on direct impact to society. AMWatch met up with her and heard about how she generates financial returns while addressing some of society's most urgent problems.

Rekha Unnithan, impact portfolio manager at Nuveen | Photo: PR

In late September, Rekha Unnithan was on a three-day stay in Copenhagen to elaborate on her investment strategy to Danish pension funds.

Unlike most fund managers, Unnithan has a dual investment mandate: One aim is to generate financial returns and the other is to address some of the most pressing issues facing society. Her title is impact investing portfolio manager at Nuveen – a USD 973 billion (EUR 849 billion) money manager, based in the United States, and a subsidiary of the giant pensions insitution Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA).

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