Christopher Carabell is a Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Covariance, a subsidiary of TIAA. Prior to joining Covariance Chris was a Managing Director within Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Retirement & Philanthropic Services business where he worked with institutional clients on the development and implementation of investment policy statements, asset allocation, portfolio strategy and investment manager selection. Previously, Chris managed Bank of America’s Institutional Investment Solutions product management group. In this capacity, he had responsibility for the organization’s bundled 401(k) and defined-benefit retirement platforms. His previous investment experience also includes positions as director of equity research for BARRA Rogers Casey’s institutional consulting group, where he was responsible for asset class coverage, manager research and investment program design, and as Director of Investments for the Boy Scouts of America pension and endowment plans. He has been a member of the investment community since 1990.
Mr. Carabell earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance and economics from Baylor University.