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International Growth

The Nuveen Asset Management International Growth Strategy is a thematic growth portfolio that is geographically, economically, and demographically diversified strategy that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in non-U.S. securities of varying market capitalizations.

Portfolio At-a-Glance

Benchmark MSCI EAFE NR
Holdings Range 80 - 150
Max Country weight Up to 35%
Max Emerging Markets weight Up to 30%
Investment Vehicles
  • Separately Managed Account
  • Mutual Fund

Investment Process

We believe that a thematically driven growth portfolio unbound by constraints of country, sector or market capitalization is a compelling investment strategy. Worldwide demand growth can be explained by secular themes and cyclical trends. Through cross-border fundamental research, we seek to build a growth portfolio that offers compelling, risk-adjusted returns vs. its benchmark.

To implement this philosophy, we:

  • Engage in unconstrained search for alpha
  • Focus research on sources of earnings growth
  • Build an active all-cap portfolio
  • Adopt a thematic perspective to enable earlier price discovery
  • Employ a rigorous sell discipline

We identify companies benefiting from secular themes and cyclical trends followed by bottom-up fundamental analysis. Four questions drive our investment process:

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. There is no assurance that downside protection will be achieved.


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