TIAA-CREF Names Head of Institutional Asset Management Distribution

March 4, 2014 ( – Financial services organization TIAA-CREF has named Jennifer Pedigo as head of institutional asset management distribution for the Americas.

Pedigo is part of an eight-person institutional sales team responsible for building partnerships with plan sponsors, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and nonprofit organizations in the Americas. She reports to John Panagakis, head of asset management business development.

“We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to our growing team,” says the New York-based Panagakis. “We are seeing increased demand for TIAA-CREF’s investing capabilities, and Jennifer’s deep experience in business development and relationship management will help us continue to build solid partnerships with key business partners and investors.”

Pedigo has more than 25 years of experience in institutional sales. She joins TIAA-CREF from BMO Global Asset Management, where she was head of institutional sales. Prior to BMO, Pedigo was director of sales and client service at Chicago Equity Partners, having served as managing director of institutional marketing and client service at Principal Global Investors before that.

Pedigo holds a B.B.A. and a M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. She is also a registered representative with FINRA and holds Series 7, 24 and 66 registrations.