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Nuveen Sector Dividend Preferred

The Nuveen Sector Dividend Preferred Strategy is a specialty equity-oriented income strategy. The primary objective is to maximize yield/income with a secondary objective of modest growth. The Strategy typically invests in high quality and high yielding common stocks and ADRs, as well as other attractively valued high yielding equity-oriented securities including but not limited to preferred stocks, high yield and floating rate bond ETFs, REITs, MLPs, and open-end and closed-end funds. This strategy is a defensive equity strategy attempting to produce a yield above its blended benchmark of 50% MSCI World Index and 50% Barclays Capital 1-3 year Bond Index.

Investment Process

Nuveen Sector employs a unique fundamental and quantitative investment strategy custom tailored to each of the ten economic sectors as defined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) or similar. In each of Nuveen Sector strategies, we seek to maintain near sector neutrality to a given benchmark. We then apply our overweight and underweight decisions by way of our industry allocations and individual stock concentrations. We believe this results in a portfolio that is well balanced between value and growth with lower risk that can deliver more consistent performance over time.

Nuveen Sector believes this fundamental and quantitative process seeks to ensure that decisions are based on facts and results in a disciplined repeatable investment process.

Nuveen Sector believes risk is reduced and returns can be enhanced by targeting high quality companies. We define high quality companies as those with some or all of the following: attractive balance sheets, a cash cushion or margin of safety, increasing cash flows and low manageable levels of debt.

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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