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Enhanced Equity Index

The Enhanced Equity Index Strategy invests in large-cap securities, seeking to outperform the S&P 500 Index while controlling risk.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Fully Invested (typical cash position less than 1%) Yes
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account

Investment Process

We believe the macroeconomic environment may drive the returns of stocks in fairly predictable ways. We use a proprietary stock-based macroeconomic model to link observable macroeconomic variables with returns of investment factors, which in turn can be used to estimate stock performance.

Key Distinctions
  • Proprietary models linked to macroeconomic environment
  • Models dynamically adapt to changing economic conditions – e.g., tilting momentum vs. contrarian, as conditions warrant
  • Tight risk control measures
  • Goal to achieve solid, long-term excess returns
  • Experienced investment management team

This process does not guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objective.

Certain strategies may be available through other investment vehicles not listed above. Vehicles and their respective platforms shown may not be available in certain jurisdictions; investors should be aware of applicable legal requirements. This information should not be considered a solicitation or an offer by Nuveen Asset Management or Nuveen to provide any services in any jurisdiction. For more information on collective investment trusts, please contact us. If you are a non-U.S. investor and would like more information on UCITS Funds, please visit

This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any 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.

All investments involve risk and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


Contact Us

  • Institutional Investors/ Consultant 612.303.3381
  • Registered Investment Advisor 800.558.4487
  • Financial Advisors 800.752.8700
  • Mutual Fund Investors 800.257.8787