Managing Director, Product Development
Nuveen Investments, Global Structured Products Group
Mr. Williams currently directs new product development efforts for closed-end funds. He has been closely associated with the development of Nuveen Investments' asset management business since the late 1980s. He conceived of the leveraged municipal bond fund and in recent years he has played a key role implementing the strategic diversification of Nuveen's closed-end fund complex over the past 10 years. Previously, Mr. Williams managed Nuveen's municipal research department which supports the firm's municipal portfolio management operations. His earlier career was devoted principally to municipal investment banking, where he helped establish Nuveen as a leader in education and water utility finance. Mr. Williams completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and received his BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.