Stephen Lee

Principal, Impact Investing, TIAA
Stephen Lee is a Principal in Impact Investing at Nuveen, a TIAA Company. His responsibilities include supporting the TIAA General Account’s Social Impact Investment strategy across sectors, asset classes, and regions. Mr. Lee is involved with the overall portfolio management, originating and underwriting investment opportunities in order to execute TIAA’s commitment across thematic areas of Affordable Housing, Inclusive Finance and Community & Economic Development. In addition, he is responsible for providing comprehensive research, analytical and operational support to the department’s core initiatives. Prior to joining TIAA in 2014, Mr. Lee worked as Director of Access to Finance for Building Markets, a social enterprise based in New York that supports local businesses in post-conflict and developing countries. He has also held various positions at J.P. Morgan, Accenture and ATX Communications. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a M.S. in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Development from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar in Egypt.