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Nízida Arriaga

Nizida Arriaga

Manager of Fixed Income


Nízida Arriaga currently works at Wespath as manager of fixed income overseeing the fixed income investment program and its asset managers. Previously, she was at Nuveen Investments where she served in several senior roles including Head of Fixed Income Investment Oversight. The Fixed Income Oversight team supported the new product approval process by Nuveen fund boards and governance groups including the Nuveen Fund Board, the Nuveen Global Investors (UCITS) Fund Board, and Product Committee. Ms. Arriagaserved in the governance structure of the Firm as a member of the NFAL Oversight Committee, NFAL Unit Trust Oversight Committee, Valuation Committee, and Leverage Committee.

Before joining Nuveen, Ms. Arriaga held portfolio management roles within Allstate Investments, the investment subsidiary of Allstate Corporation, in the public and private fixed income and equity asset classes. Before joining Allstate, Ms. Arriaga worked at Century Investment Management. Ms. Arriaga also worked as a professor in the school of business of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüéz teaching finance and investment courses.

Ms. Arriaga earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from the University of Puerto Rico. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Ms. Arriaga serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business Diversity Advisory Board.