Stephanie Link

Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager

Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link is the Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Investment Solutions at Hightower Advisors, a national wealth management firm that provides investment, financial and retirement planning services to individuals, foundations and family offices. In addition, Ms. Link runs an equity portfolio within the Investment Solutions group which has $3.5B in assets under management.

Prior to joining Hightower, Ms. Link was the Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Equities research at Nuveen, where she co-managed the CREF Stock Variable Annuity Portfolio with $200 billion in assets, managed her own US Core portfolio with $3.7 billion in assets and oversaw thirty-three investment professionals who collectively managed $40 billion.

Before joining Nuveen, Ms. Link spent seven years at TheStreet as Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio manager of Jim Cramer’s Charitable Trust. Before that, she served for 10 years at Prudential Equity Group as Managing Director of Institutional Sales and Director of Research. She began her career at Dean Witter Reynolds in the Institutional Sales Department.

Ms. Link earned a bachelor of science in finance at Boston College. She currently serves as Chairperson for the Investment Advisory Council at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, NJ and serves on the Board of Trustees at The Pingry School.

As an investment professional with 31 years of experience managing money, Ms. Link’s insights are frequently sought after for industry events and by the media. She is currently a CNBC Contributor and frequently appears on The Halftime Report, Squawk Box, The Closing Bell, and Power Lunch.

Follow Stephanie Link on Twitter: @Stephanie_Link

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