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Option Overwrite

Applying its significant expertise, Nuveen seeks to develop and implement customized, Option-Overwrite strategies designed to increase the income component of the portfolio and, in some applications, to enhance the potential returns of the underlying strategy.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Strategies Calls, puts, and spread strategies to capture volatility premiums
Style Actively managed
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account*

Investment Process

At the request of the client, the portfolio management team will either overlay an option overwrite strategy on an existing portfolio or will manage both the option overwrite and the underlying assets. Depending upon the underlying portfolio and the client’s income goal, the portfolio management team will write either exchange-traded or over-the-counter options and will vary its exposures based on a range of macroeconomic, statistical, or portfolio-specific factors.

Key Distinctions
  • Seeks to increase portfolio income
  • Can be overlayed on most US equity indices and active strategies
  • Implemented using exchange-traded and over-the-counter options
  • Customized to the client

*Institutional Separate Accounts are only available to Institutional clients.

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.


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