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High Yield

The Nuveen Asset Management High Yield Fixed Income Strategy blends high yield bonds from U.S. and non-U.S. issuers with other income-producing investments to expand return opportunities and increase diversification

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
Portfolio Composition Broad high income exposure:
  • U.S. high yield bonds
  • Non-U.S. high yield issuers from developed and emerging markets
  • Other income-producing assets, such as preferred securities, convertible bonds, and closed-end funds

Key Limits Invests in full credit spectrum, including CCC & below and non-rated
Up to 20% emerging market debt
Duration Intermediate term
Managed within +/- 20% of benchmark’s duration
Return Target 100-150 bps excess return over full market cycle
Investment Vehicles
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Mutual Fund
  • Closed-End 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

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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.


Contact Us

  • Institutional Investors/ Consultant 612.303.3381
  • Registered Investment Advisor 800.558.4487
  • Financial Advisors 800.752.8700
  • Mutual Fund Investors 800.257.8787