Mike Taggart, CFA
Vice President, Director of Closed-End Fund Research

Mike Taggart, CFA is the director of closed-end fund research at Nuveen. In this role, Mike works with Nuveen's Global Structured Products group and is responsible for providing secondary market support for Nuveen's family of closed-end funds.

Mike has more than 20 years of financial industry experience. Before assuming his current role, he was the head of U.S. closed-end fund research at Morningstar. Prior to that, Mike was a senior equity analyst, providing research on consumer goods and retail companies at Morningstar. During his time on the equity research team, Mike also covered capital markets and IT services firms. Before joining Morningstar, Mike worked in institutional equity sales and had previously pursued a doctorate degree in Russian history.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in history from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Russian history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000.