Chief Investment Strategist & Portfolio Manager
Stephanie Link is chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower, a national wealth management firm that provides investment, financial and retirement planning services to individuals, foundations and family offices, as well as 401(k) consulting and cash management services to corporations.
Prior to joining Hightower, 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 $170 billion in assets, managed her own US Core portfolio with $3.7 billion in assets and oversaw 33 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 ten 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's degree in finance at Boston College. She currently serves as chairperson for the Investment Advisory Council at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and is a board member at The Pingry School.
As an investment professional with over 27 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.