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Large Cap Growth

The Nuveen Asset Management Large Cap Growth Strategy invests primarily in large-capitalization growth stocks of U.S. companies. The Strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation through balancing quantitative analysis with fundamental research in constructing a portfolio of securities of companies that we believe to have compelling business fundamentals.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark Russell 1000 Growth
Holdings Range 90 - 120
Tracking Error Range 3% - 6%
Target Alpha/Market Cycle 200 - 300 basis points
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Separately Managed Account
  • Mutual Fund

Investment Process

  • Ranks index constituents from most to least attractive
  • Fundamental and qualatative teams assign a rating from 1 (highest) to 5 (lowest) to each investment within the universe
  • Companies with lowest ranking (5) from either discipline are excluded from purchase list (and considered for short positions, where applicable)
  • Barra and proprietary portfolio optimizers determine risk / return factors through a systemic approach
  • Final portfolios are constructed through value-added analysis from portfolio managers and research teams

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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