Dr. Eugene Flood, Jr.


Eugene Flood, Jr., also known as Gene, serves as a Managing Partner at Next Sector Capital. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President of Diversified Financial Services at TIAA-CREF. Mr. Flood joined TIAA-CREF in May 2011.

He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Amundi Smith Breeden (previously Smith Breeden Associates Inc.) since 2000 and served as its Director.

Prior to joining Smith Breeden Associates Inc., he served as a Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Asset Management. Dr. Flood was a Consultant for a variety of private sector companies and government agencies. He has been an Independent Director of Janus Capital Group, Inc. since January 23, 2014.

Dr. Flood served as an Executive Vice President at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund and served as its Trustee for seven years. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Board of Directors of the Society of Quantitative Analysts.

Dr. Flood served as the Chairman of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company. He served as a Trustee of various portfolios in the fund complex of TIAA-CREF Funds since 2005.

He serves on the Visiting Committee for the Economics Department and the Dean’s Advisory Committee of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He a contributor to CNBC’s Squawk Box and Bloomberg TV, relied on his experiences as both an academic and Wall Street trader to guide Smith Breeden. Dr. Flood has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University

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