Nicholas Pifer, CFA

Head of Data Science

As Head of Data Science, Nic is responsible for the oversight, including the development and ongoing operations, of an advanced analytic capability supporting the investment area.



  • Joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 2000
  • Served as head of investment oversight and head of global fixed income
  • Worked as a fixed-income portfolio manager at Investment Advisers, Inc. (IAI), responsible for international and global fixed-income portfolios
  • Began career with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, working as an international economist, a foreign exchange trader/analyst and the markets officer responsible for managing foreign exchange staff
  • Holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and member of CFA Society of Minnesota


  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.A.
  • Wesleyan University, B.A.