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Nuveen Real Asset Income and Growth Fund (NYSE: JRI)

Prior to market open on September 11th, 2017, the assets of the Diversified Real Asset Income Fund (DRA) were merged into the Nuveen Real Asset Income and Growth Fund (JRI). For details, see the Press Release.

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Nuveen Asset Management is a premier asset manager with a broad range of investment solutions for high net worth individuals and institutional clients. With an extensive history evaluating the municipal bond markets, Nuveen Asset Management offers our clients an approach to investing that emphasizes quality and ingenuity. Today our solutions span multiple asset classes, from traditional and specialized equity to taxable and municipal fixed income. Our heritage demonstrates quality and innovation that stand the test of time.

Manager Bios

Jay Rosenberg

Jay Rosenberg
Jay serves in a strategic role as head of investments for the Real Assets Team, helping to drive the group’s investment philosophy while implementing its investment strategies and overseeing all trading decisions and analyst teams.

Jay is also the lead manager of all listed real assets portfolios at Nuveen Asset Management. He is the creator of the Global Infrastructure Strategy, which invests in listed infrastructure companies, and has been its primary portfolio manager since its inception in 2007. He has also been the lead manager for the Real Asset Income Strategy, which invests in income-generating debt and equity securities from both the real estate and infrastructure segments, since its inception in 2011. In addition, Jay is the lead manager for the Real Estate Securities Strategy, which invests primarily in equity real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has been a manager for that strategy since he joined the firm in 2005.

Jay started working with infrastructure and real estate assets in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a vice president and real estate portfolio manager for Advantus Capital Management and a real estate fixed income analyst at Sit Investment Advisors. Previously, Jay was a development manager for office and office/warehouse products at Welsh Companies and a land use planner at Siemon, Larsen & Marsh in Chicago.

As a firm spokesperson on real estate and global infrastructure issues, Jay has appeared in many media outlets including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg TV.

Jay graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received a B.S. He received a master’s degree in urban planning and public policy from the University of Illinois–Chicago.

Jeffrey T. Schmitz, CFA

Jeffrey T. Schmitz, CFA
Jeff is the co-manager of the High Yield Bond and Real Asset Income Strategies and related institutional portfolios. He has co-managed High Yield Bond since 2008 and Real Asset Income since its inception in 2011. He is also a member of the High-Yield Credit and the Emerging Markets Sector Teams. Prior to his current role, he was a senior research analyst with the group focusing on the energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology, and emerging market corporates sectors.

He began working in the financial industry in 1987 and joined the firm in 2006. Previously, Jeff worked as a senior credit research analyst at Deephaven Capital Management and as a trading risk manager at Cargill Financial Services. He also held various risk oversight roles with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Jeff received a B.A. in finance from the University of St. Thomas and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Tryg Sarsland

Tryg Sarsland
Tryg T. Sarsland - Tryg is a co-portfolio manager for the Global Infrastructure Strategy, which invests in listed infrastructure companies from around the world. He joined the Global Infrastructure Team in 2011. Tryg is also a co-manager for the Real Asset Income Strategy, which invests in income-generating debt and equity securities from both the real estate and infrastructure segments, since 2015. In addition, he is a senior research analyst for the Global Infrastructure Team, specializing in the MLP and pipeline industries.

He began working in the financial services industry in 2000 and joined the firm in 2011. In his prior position as vice president and director of project finance at National Wind LLC, Tryg spearheaded the development, procurement and investment of funds for wind energy projects. Previously, he was a vice president with Meridian Companies LLC, where he specialized in developing financing strategies, structures and principal investments within the renewable energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Tryg also worked as a vice president at Standard Chartered Bank, structuring and syndicating the debt side of energy, chemicals and metals/mining projects in emerging markets.

Tryg received a B.A. from St. John’s University and an M.B.A. from St. Cloud State University.

Brenda Langenfeld, CFA

Brenda Langenfeld, CFA
Brenda A. Langenfeld, CFA - Brenda is a portfolio manager for the Preferred Securities Strategy and related institutional portfolios. She joined the Preferred Securities Sector Team in 2011. She is also a co-manager for the Real Asset Income Strategy, which invests in income-generating debt and equity securities from both the real estate and infrastructure segments, since 2015.

Brenda started working in the financial services industry in 2004 when she joined the firm. Prior to her portfolio management roles, she was a member of the High-Grade Credit Sector Team, responsible for trading corporate bonds. Previously, she was a member of the Securitized Debt Sector Team, trading mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Brenda received a B.B.A. in finance and international business. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

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