Don Nesbitt

Chief Investment Officer at Ziegler

Don Nesbitt has extensive experience in the investment management industry. Don worked as Chief Investment Officer at Ziegler Capital Management, LLC from 2002 to present, where they developed and managed risk-controlled equity strategies. Don also directed quantitative research on factor returns and risk. Additionally, they served as an Adjunct Lecturer of Finance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee starting in 2008. Prior to that, Nesbitt worked at Qwest Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager from 1998 to 2002, responsible for managing $6.0 billion in assets. Don also held the position of Chief Investment Officer at Illinos Teachers' Retirement System from 1994 to 1998, where they were responsible for managing the administration and investment of the $20 billion retirement fund. Nesbitt has a strong background in portfolio management, strategic allocation, and research, and has achieved excellent performance results in their career.

Don Nesbitt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Cloud State University, which they obtained from 1980 to 1983. Don also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, completed from 1984 to 1985.



  • Chief Investment Officer

    2002 - present

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