Pakistani American financial expert Saira Malik and six Indian Americans are among Barron’s 2022 ‘100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance,’ an annual list of “successful, barrier-breaking women.” Barron’s is a leading American weekly magazine published by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.
Besides Saira Malik who is the Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen; Indian Americans Anu Aiyengar, co-head, Global Mergers & Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan; Rupal J. Bhansali, chief investment officer and portfolio manager of international and global equity strategies for Ariel Investments; Maya Chorengel, co-managing partner at TPG Rise Fund; Gunjan Kedia, vice-chair, Wealth Management & Investment Services, U.S. Bancorp, and Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. Equity Strategy & Quantitative Strategy, BofA Securities are among the South Asians on the list.
Barron’s third annual list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance honors women who are helping to shape the modern financial-services industry and leading it confidently into the future. “Our list, chosen by a panel of Barron’s writers and editors, is based on external and internal nominations, and includes executives at major U.S. companies, investment managers and securities analysts, and public servants and policy makers. All are based in the U.S.,” the magazine said in its annnouncement.
The magazine says those selected include “just some of the many women in agenda-setting positions in banking and brokerage, money management, financial research, cryptocurrencies, policy-making, and corporate leadership. These women, and their colleagues, are shaping the financial industry’s future and putting the U.S. economy on a stronger footing—and often bringing more women up through the ranks as part of the process.”
Pakistani American Saira Malikwas recently named chief information officer of asset management firm Nuveen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of financial planning firm TIAA. She also leads the Global Investment Committee (GIC). As chair of the Equities Investment Council (EIC), she authors a quarterly market commentary. Additionally, she is the lead portfolio manager for the $120 plus billion CREF Stock strategy and a listed portfolio manager for over $30 billion CREF Growth and over $20 billion CREF Global Equities strategies. She also serves as the sole manager of a $5 billion global equity portfolio.”
Before being named CIO, she was head of global equities portfolio management, and before that, head of global equities research. Previously, she was with JP Morgan Asset Management, where her roles included vice president/small-cap growth portfolio manager and equity research analyst. She graduated with a BS in Economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an MS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.