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Core Plus

The Nuveen Asset Management Core Plus Fixed Income Strategy provides opportunistic allocation to plus sectors to broaden portfolio flexibility

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index
Portfolio Composition Broad fixed income market exposure, including:

Core sectors
  • U.S. Treasuries and agencies
  • Investment grade corporates
  • Securitized sectors:
    • mortgage-backed
    • commercial mortgage-backed
    • asset-backed securities

Plus Sectors
  • Preferred securities
  • Emerging market debt
  • Nondollar-denominated bonds
  • Foreign currency

Key Limits Up to 30% in plus sectors in aggregate, with up to 20% in any single plus sector
Not more than 20% in below investment grade securities
Duration Intermediate term
Managed within ± 20% of benchmark‚Äôs duration
Return Target 100-125 bps excess return over full market cycle
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Mutual Fund

Investment Process

Collaborative Investment Process Combines Specialization with Accountability

Our integrated team structure combines the insights of the Fixed Income Strategy Committee, Sector Teams & Research and the Lead Portfolio Manager in the decision-making process. This collaborative investment process combines specialization with accountability.

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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