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Nico Marais, CFA, DCom

Senior Advisor
Allspring Global Investments
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Nico Marais is Senior Advisor for Allspring Global Investments. Nico most recently served as CEO of WFAM, and before that as WFAM president and head of Multi-Asset Solutions. Nico joined WFAM in February 2017 from Schroders, where he was head of Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions. Prior to Schroders, Nico was global head of Active Portfolio Management for BlackRock’s Multi Asset and Client Solutions team. Previously, he held several leadership roles with Barclays Global Investors, including global head of Investment Strategy and head of Active Equity-Europe, and also worked for The World Bank Group as a bond trader and for the South African Reserve Bank as a gold trader. Nico earned a doctorate of commerce in economics from the University of South Africa. He earned a master's and bachelor's degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and an advanced diploma in international economic policy research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany. Nico has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.