Barbara Jacobs

Committee:   Audit & Finance


Barbara Jacobs currently serves as an independent director of Nationwide Mutual Funds and Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust, where she is Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Jacobs retired from TIAA-CREF in 2003 after serving as Managing Director overseeing European equity investing.


In the past Ms. Jacobs has served as Chairman of the Board of KICAP a UK hedge fund and Director of First NIS Fund and member of the Audit and Valuation Committee.  Her professional experience includes Equitable Investment Management Corporation where she was Vice President and Portfolio Manager.

Ms. Jacobs holds an MBA in Finance from the New York University School of Business and a Master's in Economics from the NYU School of Arts and Sciences. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received her BA from the University of North Carolina. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.