Hightower Advisors has hired Stephanie Link as its chief investment strategist and portfolio manager.
Link, a CNBC contributor, recently was head of global equities research at TIAA-CREF Nuveen and co-managed the CREF Stock Variable Annuity Portfolio with $170 billion in assets.
She also managed the US Core portfolio with $3.7 billion in assets and oversaw 33 professionals collectively managing $40 billion. (TIAA-CREF bought Nuveen in 2014.)
“It’s truly an honor to be joining Hightower,” Link said in a statement. “I look forward to getting to know each advisory practice and finding new ways to help them drive assets and profitability, grow their businesses and offer differentiated services to clients.”