Bob Doll, former chief equity 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 outlooks and annual list of 10 market predictions, will lead the investment team at Crossmark, and is also tasked with launching new actively managed products. He will open a new Crossmark office in Princeton, N.J., and report to President and CEO Mike Kern.
“I’m pleased to be joining a firm that holds its investment products to a high ethical standard and embeds its values into its overall business model,” Doll said in a statement. “It is a rarity to come across such a unique culture, and I’m excited to continue my journey in this industry in a way that is also significant for the common good.”
Doll has already started producing weekly investment commentary for the firm, called “Doll’s Deliberations.”
Crossmark, headquartered in Houston, is a boutique investment management firm serving institutional investors and financial advisors. The firm has about $5.5 billion in assets and offers a number of separately managed accounts and mutual funds.
Doll has had a long career in the asset management business. Before he was hired by Nuveen in 2012, he was chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He’s also served as president and chief investment officer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and chief investment officer of OppenheimerFunds.