Churchill Asset Management Hires Kevin Burke as Senior Advisor

Will Assist in Developing Funds and Strategies to Drive Growth in AUM

New York, March 6, 2017 – Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”), a majority-owned affiliate of Nuveen focused on originating, underwriting and managing middle market senior loan investments, announced that Kevin Burke has agreed to join the firm as a Senior Advisor.

In this role, Mr. Burke will work to help Churchill develop middle market private credit investment funds and strategies designed to meet the current income needs of institutional and high net worth investors across the globe. “Kevin has been a highly respected professional in the leveraged finance arena for over 40 years,” said Ken Kencel, President and CEO of Churchill. “During that time, he has developed a strong working relationship with the principals at Churchill as well as many of the leading investors in the credit sector. We are delighted that he has agreed to serve as a Senior Advisor to our firm and are confident that his close relationships with leading institutional investors, capital providers and private equity sponsors in the middle market will add meaningfully to our efforts to grow our business.”

Most recently, Mr. Burke served as a Senior Managing Director of Antares Capital, where he headed the firm’s loan syndication, sales and trading division. During his 40-year career, he has held senior roles at GE Capital and Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank), and served as a Board member of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, where he remains on its Senior Advisory Board.

Churchill is led by a senior management and investment team that has an average of over 25 years of experience in middle market lending and has worked together for over a decade. They have collectively invested more than $5 billion in over 400 middle market companies and completed investments with over 150 private equity investment firms. Churchill today has approximately $2.7 billion of committed capital under management.

About Churchill Asset Management
Based in New York, Churchill Asset Management is a leading provider of senior and uni-tranche debt financing for middle market companies, particularly those backed by top-tier private equity sponsors. The company has broad experience in all aspects of the middle market financing business, including structuring, credit analysis, syndication, and deal monitoring and oversight. More information can be found at

About Nuveen
Nuveen offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. As the investment management arm of TIAA, Nuveen has $882 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/16 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit

Nuveen provides innovative investment strategies and portfolio management services through its independent investment affiliates: Nuveen Asset Management, TIAA Investments, Symphony Asset Management, NWQ Investment Management Company, Santa Barbara Asset Management, Winslow Capital Management, AGR Partners, Churchill Asset Management, GreenWood Resources Capital Management, Gresham Investment Management, TH Real Estate, and Westchester Agriculture Asset Management. Securities offered through Nuveen Securities, LLC, members FINRA and SIPC.

Private credit investments are subject to certain risks such as market and investment style risk. Investments are highly illiquid and subject to greater risk.

This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor’s objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors.

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