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Small Cap Value

The Nuveen Asset Management Small Cap Value Strategy is a diversified small-cap value portfolio that buys quality companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value only when a forthcoming catalyst is apparent.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark Russell 2000 Value
Holdings Range 80 - 100
Tracking Error Range 3% - 8%
Target Alpha/Market Cycle 300 basis points
Sectors +/- 5% versus Russell 2000 Value
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Separately Managed Account
  • Mutual Fund
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Investment Process

Our research platform is based on our belief that combining fundamental and quantitative inputs leads to superior investment insights and combines the strengths from each discipline. We believe this process leads to superior investment insights and more objective, more informed stock selection. We assess our investment universe in three distinct value sub-styles, each playing an important role in the portfolio, and will opportunistically allocate to each. Constructing the portfolio with this investment strategy allows us to seek to provide opportunities throughout the market cycle.


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 nuveenglobal.com.

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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