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Real Asset Income

The Nuveen Asset Management Real Asset Income Strategy seeks to generate a high level of current income and lower overall portfolio volatility by investing globally in infrastructure & real estate securities across the capital structure.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark Custom Blended Benchmark
Portfolio Composition Over time rather evenly split between: infrastructure and real estate securities, U.S. and non-U.S. securities, equity and non-equity securities

Significant flexibility around allocation expectations among:
  • Equity securities
  • Preferred securities
  • Hybrid securities
  • High yield and investment grade debt securities
  • Convertible securities

Objective Current Income
Capital Appreciation
Return Target 100-200 bps excess return over full market cycle
Risk Target Lower volatility than broader global equities
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Mutual Fund
  • Closed-End Fund
  • UCITS Fund
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Investment Process

Security Selection Driven by Yield and Total Return Potential

We seek the best total return opportunities that meet our yield hurdle by seeking out companies that we believe:

  • Operate mature businesses and are in defensible market positions
  • Are well positioned in markets or sectors that have clear regulatory oversight
  • Maintain modest leverage and generate steady cash flow through contractual, inflation-linked revenues
  • Can sustain or increase their distributions over time

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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  • Mutual Fund Investors 800.257.8787