Bob Doll, former chief equities strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management, has come out of retirement again, this time joining faith-based investment management firm Crossmark Global Investments as chief investment officer.
Doll, known for his bullish outlook and annual list of 10 market forecasts, will lead Crossmark’s investment team and will also be responsible for launching new actively managed products. He will open a new Crossmark office in Princeton, NJ, and report to President and CEO Mike Kern.
“I am delighted to join a company that maintains its investment products to a high ethical standard and integrates its values into its overall business model,” Doll said in a statement. “It is a rarity to encounter such a unique culture, and I am delighted to continue my journey in this industry in a way that is also important for the common good. “
Doll has already started producing weekly investment commentaries for the company, titled “Doll’s Deliberations”.
Crossmark, headquartered in Houston, is a specialty investment management firm serving institutional investors and financial advisors. The company has approximately $ 5.5 billion in assets and offers a number of separately managed accounts and mutual funds.
Doll has had a long career in asset management. Prior to being hired by Nuveen in 2012, he was Chief Equities Strategist at BlackRock. He was also President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Chief Investment Officer of OppenheimerFunds.