Nicholas Millikan, CAIA, CFA

Director, Head of Investment Strategy
San Francisco


Nicholas Millikan is a director and head of investment strategy at Salient.

Nicholas oversees the investment strategy group which includes client portfolio management and product management functions, as well as the performance & RFP team. In this role, Nicholas is responsible for the development and dissemination of product messaging for the Salient investment platform. Nicholas is also the client portfolio manager for the quantitative asset allocation team, representing the team’s strategies to institutional and intermediary clients.

Prior to joining Salient in 2012, Nicholas was an account manager with BlackRock where he served as a liaison between local portfolio management teams and institutional clients, including corporations, central banks and sovereign wealth funds located in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. Previously, he was a member of the quantitative research team at Navigator Australia.

Nicholas has a Master of Applied Finance from Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Bachelor of Commerce (finance) with distinction from Deakin University, both located in Australia. Nicholas is a CAIA charterholder and a CFA® charterholder.

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