Brian Nick has been appointed chief investment strategist for TIAA Investments, TIAA Global Asset Management announced Tuesday.

The move is part of an initiative to fortify the firm’s outlook on global market trends, equities and fixed-income markets, says TIAA. Nick will analyze market data, identify trends and provide insights on events driving market activity.

Formerly with UBS Wealth Management Americas, Nick was head of tactical asset allocation and led the firm’s efforts in developing its tactical investment strategies and portfolio concepts.