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By Alison Cooke Mintzer editors@assetinternational.com | December 16, 2016
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TIAA Hires New President
 
Vijay Advani has joined TIAA Global Asset Management as the firm’s new president and chief operating officer. He officially assumes these roles on January 9, 2017. Advani will lead global distribution as well as drive technology and analytics initiatives for portfolio management and product development.
 
Advani will also lead management committees charged with ensuring the firm continues offering a client experience that integrates distribution, solutions and marketing.
 
He will report to Rob Leary, CEO of TIAA Global Asset Management. He will work closely with Leary and other senior leaders to design and drive strategy for the firm.

Advani joins from Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was co-president. In that role, he was responsible for long-term strategic initiatives, investment management and trading, as well as global retail and institutional distribution. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Advani has specialized in product development, client relationship and marketing roles in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He also served as president of Templeton Asset Management, India. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he spent 11 years at the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group unit responsible for helping governments develop securities and financial markets.

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