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Alternative Investments


These asset classes may offer portfolio diversification, protection from inflation uncertainty and higher return
potential than public markets. We deliver access through an independent, multi-affiliate model designed to foster
innovative and forward thinking with unique perspectives that guides our performance-driven culture.

Why Nuveen?

Our investment affiliates provide
industry-leading access to
multiple asset classes.

We manage $200 billion in alternative
assets across a wide array
of strategies.

With over 100 years’ experience, we bring a long-term
perspective and the ability to transform market potential into compelling investment results.

  • The largest manager of worldwide farmland

    Our size and scale give us access to opportunities in the private space, while majority-owned affiliates strengthen our on-the-ground presence in local markets.

  • A top ten manager of timberland assets.4

    Our approach allows us to respond to changing global opportunities, placing increased focus on investing in high growth international markets as well as integrating tree improvement science to enhance returns. We seek to capitalize on positive global market dynamics through a diversified portfolio of timberland assets located in productive growing areas with easy access to resilient markets.

  • The fourth largest commercial real estate manager in the world.5

    Our 60+ years of experience, along with an extensive network of strong relationships across every facet of the industry, have helped us develop a robust, finely tuned investment platform.

  • Active in private capital investing for 30+ years.

    Our stable and deep investment team has expertise in creating value across multiple credit cycles.

Offering Specialized Expertise

Real Estate

TH Real Estate
Real estate equity and debt investments

Nuveen Asset Management
Fixed income, equities and alternatives including infrastructure and real estate offerings

Real Assets

AGR Partners
Agribusiness investment

Nuveen Asset Management
Fixed income, equities and alternatives including infrastructure and real estate offerings

Westchester Agriculture Asset Management
Global agriculture

GreenWood Resources
Global timberland investment

Commodities-focused investment

Alternative Equity and Credit

Churchill Asset Management
Senior and unitranche middle-market debt

Symphony Asset Management
Long-only equity, credit and multi-asset strategies, as well as alternative credit and structured products

Winslow Capital Management
Alternative equity strategies

Only those qualified institutions and individuals of appropriate sophistication and net worth
may learn more about our alternative investment capabilities:

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  • For more information about Nuveen’s alternative investment strategies, please call 800-558-4487.

1 AUM as of 12/31/17.
2 Nuveen assets under management (AUM) is inclusive of underlying affiliates.
3 TIAA was formed in 1918 and Nuveen in 1898.
4 Pensions & Investments, October 16, 2017. Rankings based on TIAA Global Real Assets institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of June 30, 2017 reported by each responding asset manager. TGRA has nearly $100 billion in AUM consisting of mandates covering timber, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, real estate and related financing investments.
5 Source: ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2017. Survey-illustrated rankings of 177 fund managers globally by AUM as at 31 December 2016.

Investors should be aware that alternative investments are speculative, subject to substantial risks including the risks associated with limited liquidity, the use of leverage, short sales and concentrated investments and may involve complex tax structures and investment strategies. Alternative investments may be illiquid, there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchasers for such securities, they may not be required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors, there may be delays in distributing tax information to investors, they are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as other types of pooled investment vehicles, and they may be subject to high fees and expenses, which will reduce profits. Alternative investments are not suitable for all investors and should not constitute an entire investment program. Investors may lose all or substantially all of the capital invested.

TH Real Estate is a real estate investment management holding company owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA). TH Real Estate securities products distributed in North America are advised by UK regulated subsidiaries or TIAA-CREF Alternatives Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA, and distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC., member FINRA.

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