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Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fund (NYSE: JPS)

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An independently managed wholly owned subsidiary of Principal Global Investors, LLC, founded in 1987 is one of the country’s leading managers of preferred securities. Spectrum specializes in the management of diversified preferred security portfolios for institutional investors. Currently, Spectrum is sub-advisor to the preferred securities component of several Nuveen Closed-End Funds. Spectrum Asset Management is led by two principals with a combined 50 years of preferred securities experience. The investment team averages more than 15 years each in the preferred securities market. Spectrum uses a value-oriented management style, which emphasizes rigorous research to identify appropriate companies, sectors and market opportunities.

Manager Bios

L. Phillip Jacoby

L. Phillip Jacoby
Mr. Jacoby joined Spectrum in 1995 as a Portfolio Manager and most recently held the position of Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager until his appointment as CIO on January 1, 2010, following the planned retirement of his predecessor. Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Jacoby was a Senior Investment Officer at USL Capital Corporation (a subsidiary of Ford Motor Corporation) and co-manager of the preferred stock portfolio of its US Corporate Financing Division for six years. Mr. Jacoby began his career in 1981 with The Northern Trust Company, Chicago and then moved to Los Angeles to join E.F. Hutton & Co. as a Vice President and Institutional Salesman, Generalist Fixed Income Sales through most of the 1980s. Mr. Jacoby holds a BSBA (Finance) from the Boston University School of Management.

Mark A. Lieb

Mark A. Lieb
Prior to founding Spectrum in 1987, Mr. Lieb was a Founder, Director and Partner of DBL Preferred Management, Inc., a wholly owned corporate cash management subsidiary of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Mr. Lieb was instrumental in the formation and development of all aspects of DBL Preferred Management, Inc., including the daily management of preferred stock portfolios for institutional clients, hedging strategies, and marketing strategies. Mr. Lieb's prior employment included the development of the preferred stock trading desk at Mosley Hallgarten & Estabrook. Mr. Lieb holds a BA in Economics from Central Connecticut State College and a MBA (Finance) from the University of Hartford.

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