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International Growth

The Nuveen Asset Management International Growth Strategy is a thematic growth portfolio that is geographically, economically, and demographically diversified strategy that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in non-U.S. securities of varying market capitalizations.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark MSCI EAFE NR
Holdings Range 80 - 150
Max Country weight Up to 35%
Max Emerging Markets weight Up to 30%
Investment Vehicles
  • Separately Managed Account
  • Mutual Fund

Investment Process

The portfolio applies a thematic approach to international investing. The team establishes a list of themes representing various forms of global economic change to help inform the investment screening process, followed by value chain analysis that leads to investable ideas. The highly collaborative approach results in the identification of thematic investment opportunities across sectors and industries where sales and earnings are driven by a common catalyst or end market.

Use of models do not guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objective.

Nuveen Asset Management's equity models utilize fundamental and fundamentally-based quantitative analysis to rank equities from most to least attractive within a given universe. These rankings are intended for use only by the portfolio management and research teams to make investment decisions for a given portfolio. The Nuveen Asset Management fundamental and quantitative teams each assign a 1 (highest) to 5 (lowest) rating to each equity investment within the universe. Stocks with the lowest ranking (5) from either discipline are excluded from the purchase list (or considered for short positions, when applicable). The Short Model and Beta Model are utilized for alternative strategies only. The Russell Index used for ranking depends on the strategy, and the representative indexes are the Russell 1000® Value Index; Russell 1000® Index and Russell 1000® Growth Index.

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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