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Fund highlights
  • Growth: market leaders that exhibit attractive earnings potential
  • Quality: well-capitalized companies that have favorable or improving return on invested capital
  • Value: strong valuation relative to the market and peer group

Fund description

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through a concentrated growth portfolio that primarily invests in U.S. companies with market capitalizations of at least $1 billion. The investment team looks for high-quality companies that exhibit potential for attractive earnings growth, strong relative valuation, attractive cash flows, and significant long-term returns.

This ETF is different from traditional ETFs

The Fund is an actively managed, semi-transparent exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). Unlike traditional ETFs that typically publish their portfolio holdings on a daily basis, the Fund does not publish the daily holdings of its actual portfolio (the “Actual Portfolio”). Instead, the Fund discloses the daily holdings of a portfolio transparency substitute (the “Proxy Portfolio”), which is designed by the Fund’s sub-adviser to (i) reflect the economic exposure and risk characteristics of the Actual Portfolio on any given trading day, (ii) allow for the efficient trading of Fund shares by authorized participants (“Authorized Participants”), and (iii) shield the identity of the Fund’s full daily portfolio holdings. The Proxy Portfolio includes some of the Actual Portfolio holdings, but there is no required minimum overlap of holdings between the Proxy Portfolio and the Actual Portfolio. In addition, the Fund publishes certain information metrics related to the Fund’s Proxy Portfolio (the “Proxy Portfolio Disclosures”). This information is provided by the Fund to help keep the market price of Fund shares trading at or close to the underlying net asset value (“NAV”) per share of the Fund.

For term definitions, please access the glossary in the footer.

Fund basics

Fund data

Performance

Average cumulative returns

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that shares redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Total returns for a period of less than one year are cumulative. Returns assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Market price returns are based on the closing market price.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price as opposed to net asset value. As a result, an investor may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling. In addition, brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Fund shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, but blocks of shares may be acquired from the Fund and tendered for redemption to the Fund by certain institutional investors in Creation Units.

Pricing

Daily pricing - market price

Daily pricing - NAV

Pricing history

Trailing median bid-ask spread

Premium/discount

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price as opposed to net asset value. As a result, an investor may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling. In addition, brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Fund shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, but blocks of shares may be acquired from the Fund and tendered for redemption to the Fund by certain institutional investors in Creation Units. The premium/discount information provided herein represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.

Proxy basket

Distributions

Distribution history

Characteristics

Portfolio statistics

  • Top countries
  • Sector allocation

Top countries

Sector allocation

All characteristics as a percentage of the fund's total net assets. Holdings and ratings are subject to change. Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Top portfolio positions

Holdings are subject to change and may not be representative of the Fund's current or future investments. The holdings listed only include the Fund's long-term investments and may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products. The holdings listed are not recommendations to buy or sell.

Literature

  • Fund literature
  • Prospectuses & reports
A word on risk

Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. Dividend-paying stocks, such as those held by the Fund, are subject to market risk, concentration or sector risk, preferred security risk, and common stock risk. Smaller company stocks are subject to greater volatility. Foreign investments involve additional risks including currency fluctuations, political and economic instability, and lack of liquidity.

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may not be marketed or advertised as an open-end investment company or mutual fund.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. ©2021 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Before investing, carefully consider fund investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other information that should be read carefully, please request a prospectus or summary prospectus from your financial professional or Nuveen at 800.257.8787.


Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC serves as the Fund’s adviser and Nuveen Asset Management, LLC serves as the Fund’s sub-adviser; both the adviser and sub-adviser are subsidiaries of Nuveen, LLC. Nuveen Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.

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All portfolio positions

Holdings are subject to change and may not be representative of the Fund's current or future investments. The holdings listed only include the Fund's long-term investments and may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products. The holdings listed are not recommendations to buy or sell.

Premium/discount history

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price as opposed to net asset value. As a result, an investor may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling. In addition, brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Fund shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, but blocks of shares may be acquired from the Fund and tendered for redemption to the Fund by certain institutional investors in Creation Units. The premium/discount information provided herein represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.

Pricing history