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Fund highlights
  • Exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bonds through a portfolio designed for investors who value ESG principles
  • A diversified high yield corporate bond allocation
  • Intraday exchange-traded liquidity
  • A transparent, low-cost investment solution

Fund description

The Fund employs a passive management (or “indexing”) approach, investing in a diversified portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bonds that satisfy certain environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria. The fund seeks to track the investment results, before fees and expenses, of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI U.S. High Yield Very Liquid ESG Select Index.

Index description

The Bloomberg Barclays MSCI U.S. High Yield Very Liquid ESG Select Index (the “Index”) utilizes certain environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) criteria to select from the securities included in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. High Yield Very Liquid Index (the “Base Index”), which is designed to broadly capture the U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bond market. The Index draws from the universe defined by the Base Index, which is comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated below investment grade corporate bonds with above average liquidity. Below investment grade bonds are commonly referred to as “high yield” or “junk” bonds.  The Index is rebalanced monthly. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index provider: Bloomberg Barclays MSCI

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

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Fund data

Performance

Average annual total 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

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Daily pricing - NAV

Pricing history

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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.

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Portfolio statistics

  • Maturity breakdown in years
  • Credit quality
  • Sector allocation

Maturity breakdown in years

Credit quality

Ratings shown are given by one of the following national rating agencies: S&P, Moody's or Fitch. Credit ratings are subject to change. If all three agencies provide a rating for a security, an average of the ratings is used; if two of the three agencies rate a security, an average of the two is used; and if only one rating agency rates a security, that rating is used. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC/CC/C and D are below-investment grade ratings. U.S. Treasury, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Agency mortgage-backed securities are included in the U.S. Treasury/Agency category.

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.

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A word on risk

Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved. This ETF seeks to generally track the investment results of an index; however the Fund may underperform, outperform or be more volatile than the referenced index. In addition, because the Index selects securities for inclusion based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that don't use these criteria. Investments in below investment grade or high yield securities are subject to liquidity risk and heightened credit risk. Credit risk arises from an issuer's ability to make interest and principal payments when due, as well as the prices of bonds declining when an issuer's credit quality is expected to deteriorate. The Fund is subject to interest rate risk; as interest rates rise, bond prices fall. These and other risk considerations, such as call, concentration and income risks, are described in detail in the Fund's prospectus.

The fund or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI ESG Research, Bloomberg, or Barclays, and they each bear no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI ESG Research, Bloomberg, and Barclays have with Nuveen, LLC and any related funds.

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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.

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 Teachers Advisors, LLC serves as the Fund’s sub-adviser; both the adviser and sub-adviser are subsidiaries of Nuveen, LLC.
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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