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Investor up 20% YTD buys 'volatility-proof' stocks

Saira Malik, who heads global equity portfolio management at TIAA Global Asset Management, a retirement fund with more than $860 billion in assets, believes some stocks are perfect for the roller-coaster market she expects ahead.

"We just see a lot more volatility going forward," warned Malik, explaining that investors remain on edge and are quick to sell on any news, just as was the case surrounding the Brexit vote. "Anything can spook investors these days," she said.

But a stock like Raytheon, a defense equipment manufacturer with a strong pipeline and solid revenue growth, can weather any market volatility or global economic turbulence ahead, according to Malik's analysis.

Watch the video for her other roller-coaster picks.

So far this year, Malik's stock choices for CNBC PRO's "Platinum Portfolio" netted a total return of more than 20 percent, placing her in the top spot in the competition.

The full in-depth interview with Malik is available here » PRO Talks: Investment strategy with Saira Malik .