rekha unnithan, cfa, cima

Portfolio Manager-Impact Investing, Nuveen

Rekha is responsible for determining Nuveen's Impact Investment strategy across sectors, asset classes, and regions. She originates and underwrites new deals and manages impact investments to execute Nuveen’s commitment across thematic areas of Affordable Housing, Inclusive Finance and Community & Economic Development. She also oversees a multi-asset class impact investing portfolio which includes private equity, private real estate, mortgages and fund investments. 
Prior to joining Nuveen in 2012, she worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a vice president in their Institutional Investment Group. She has also held various positions at Merrill Lynch in Institutional Investments, and Investment Oversight and Risk Management.
Rekha holds a BA in economics from Yale University and an MBA with a specialization in financial instruments & markets, and social innovation & impact from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and a Certified Investment Management analyst (CIMA®). Rekha is a board member of Aeris, a non-profit organization that helps investors make and monitor mission investments, and she also serves on the advisory board of the Global Impact investing Network’s Institutional Investor Initiative.