Nuveen Investments said early Monday that it has hired Bob Doll (left), formerly of BlackRock (BLK), to serve as the chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager of its asset-management operations.
Doll, who has roughly 35 years in the industry, managed a series of large-cap funds since they were started by Merrill Lynch (BAC) in ’99 and then moved to BlackRock in 2006, when the firm moved to acquire Merrill’s investment unit. Prior to Merrill, Doll was the chief investment officer of Oppenheimer Funds.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bob to the team. He brings considerable experience and leadership in the large-cap equities space to our multi-asset-class investment platform,” said Nuveen Asset Management President William Huffman, in a press release.
Chicago-based Nuveen Asset Management now has roughly $117 billion in assets under management. As of Sept. 30, about 36% of these assets were in equity portfolios, 41% in municipal portfolios, 12% in taxable fixed income, 7% in commodities and 4% in real estate.
Doll, known for his bullish market stance, plans to issue a weekly commentary and market report to advisors and others.