Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Daniel P. Nielsen

Managing Director - Head of ESG and Responsible Investing & Senior Portfolio Specialist
Great Lakes Advisors

Daniel P. Nielsen is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Specialist at Great Lakes Advisors where he is an integral part of the firm’s investment teams and is involved in new product development. Dan also oversees the firm’s ESG integration and responsible investing initiatives, working to identify and incorporate material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment strategies and to create socially responsible investment portfolios that align with clients’ values and performance goals.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Dan was the Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services and a manager at Wespath (part of the United Methodist Church) where he led shareholder advocacy work for its $16 billion pension fund. Dan was part of the first cohort to earn the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential offered by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). He serves on the Advisory Board of CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative, on the Leadership Council of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center, and as a Baumhart Scholar Mentor.

Education and Professional Credentials 

  • Industry Start: 2005
  • University of Maryland, BA
  • University of Chicago, MBA