Head of Glide Path Strategies (US)—Multi-Asset Solutions
Christopher Christopher Nikolich joined AB in 1994 and is the Head of Glide Path Strategies (US) in the Multi-Asset Solutions business, leading research efforts relating to the design and management of effective target-date and lifetime income fund solutions. He is the author of defined contribution (DC)-related research, such as Designing the Future of Target-Date Funds: A New Blueprint for Improving Retirement Outcomes. In addition, Nikolich has authored thought leadership focused on a variety of topics such as plan design, asset allocation, inflation and the design and evaluation of retirement income solutions. Nikolich also works closely with clients in the implementation of AB’s research to structure their customized target-date and lifetime income funds. He was previously a senior investment director within DC. From 2002 to 2008, Nikolich was a senior portfolio manager on the Blend Strategies team, where he worked closely with clients on the creation and implementation of multi-asset-class solutions. From 2004 to 2006, he was based in London, where he worked with clients in the UK and Europe. From 1996 to 2002, Nikolich was a portfolio manager in the Index Strategies Group, where he managed risk-controlled equity services. He holds a BA in finance from Rider University, an MBA in finance from New York University, is the Vice Chair of Rider University’s Investment Subcommittee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA).