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CLO investing

Invests primarily across
  • Debt and equity tranches of CLOs purchased in the primary and secondary markets
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  • Investment-grade
  • Mezzanine/equity


Seeks to generate attractive return by primarily investing in debt and/or equity tranches of CLOs purchased in the primary and secondary markets.

Strategy highlights

  • Why invest in CLO tranches:
    • Less sensitivity to rising rates and downside risk mitigation
    • CLO equity may provide higher return and significant distribution potential
  • Why invest with Nuveen:
    • Incorporates a fundamental approach combined with technical and structural analysis
    • Alignment of interests with Nuveen’s parent, TIAA

There are various ways for investors to access the CLO markets. Identifying your risk and return objectives and partnering with an experienced manager to help navigate the asset class is critical.

— Himani Trivedi, Head of Structured Credit, lead portfolio manager


Integrated team and leveraged finance platform fosters real-time information flow and collaboration between CLO specialists, research analysts and traders to help uncover relative value opportunities


Successfully managed through multiple credit cycles and market environments in the primary and secondary CLO markets.


We believe delivering positive outcomes for our clients stems on active management of both risks and opportunities requiring continuous evaluation of top-down macroeconomic factors and daily re-underwriting of fundamental credit risk and relative value
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