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International Growth ADR


Strategy description

International Growth ADR is a thematic growth portfolio that is geographically, economically, and demographically diversified, and seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in non-U.S. securities of varying market capitalizations.

Asset class: Global and International

For term definitions and index descriptions, please access the glossary in the footer.


Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Secondary benchmark MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
Investable Universe1 All capitalization non-U.S. companies Emerging markets Up to 30%
Emerging Markets Up to 30%


Investment process

A collaborative investment process identifies economic themes and global economic changes, as well as the benefiting goods and services, in search of growth. Bottom-up, fundamental analysis discovers companies anticipated to benefit from a theme or trend, selecting the most attractive candidates to construct a high-conviction, risk-balanced portfolio.


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1 NAM uses MSCI data to determine country classification. NAM may own securities deemed to be U.S. by MSCI but that NAM deems non-U.S. if one of the following criteria is met: 1) Incorporated and domiciled outside of the U.S. 2) Majority of revenues are outside of the U.S. 3) Majority of assets are outside of the U.S. 4) Primary exchange is outside of the U.S.

A separately managed account (SMA) is a private portfolio of actively managed, individual securities that may be customized to achieve an individual investor's unique objectives.

SMA accounts typically require a minimum investment of $100,000 for equity and asset allocation strategies and $250,000 for fixed income strategies, although the specific minimum account size varies by program and may be subject to change. The manager may waive these minimums based on client type, asset class, pre-existing relationship with client and other factors. For certain accounts, a negotiated minimum annual fee applies. Please consult with your Nuveen Advisor Consultant for applicable minimums.

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A word on risk
All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. It is important to review investment objectives, risk tolerance, tax liability and liquidity needs before choosing an investment style or manager. Equity investments are subject to market risk or the risk that stocks will decline in response to such factors as adverse company news or industry developments or a general economic decline. The strategy’s potential investment in non-U.S. stocks presents risks such as political risk, exchange rate risk, lack of liquidity and inflationary risk, economic change, social unrest, changes in government relations, and different accounting standards. This strategy may invest in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). ADRs do not eliminate the currency and economic risks for the underlying shares in another country.

Nuveen Asset Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser and affiliate of Nuveen, LLC.