Rekha Unnithan

Co-Head of Impact Investing at Nuveen
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Rekha is the Co-Head of Private Impact Investing. Rekha was an early visionary and established the intentional and leadership impact investing platform for TIAA, and is responsible for executing Nuveen’s private equity impact investing across Inclusive Growth and Resource Efficiency.

Prior to joining Nuveen in 2012, she worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a vice president in the Institutional Investment Group. She has also held various positions at Merrill Lynch in Institutional Investments, and Investment Oversight and Risk Management.

Rekha graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Financial Instruments and Markets and Social Innovation and Impact from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She holds the CFA designation. Rekha is a board member of Aeris, a non-profit organization that helps investors make and monitor mission investments. Rekha is also on the Advisory Board of the Operating Principles for Impact Management and serves as the Chair of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Impact Council.

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