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Large Cap Core

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Strategy description

Large Cap Core invests primarily in large-capitalization stocks of U.S. companies. The strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation through balancing quantitative analysis with fundamental research in constructing a portfolio of securities of companies that we believe to have compelling business fundamentals.

Asset class: Core

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Benchmark Russell 1000® Index
Holdings range 45-60
Tracking error range 3% - 6%
Target alpha/Market cycle 200 – 300 basis points


Investment process

Integrated research platform combines fundamental and quantitative analysis to review and rank companies with attractive fundamentals, valuations and catalysts. Highly rated stocks from both disciplines are evaluated for inclusion, and a bottom-up, stock-driven approach considers the risk/reward trade-off to construct the portfolio within risk parameters. Holdings are actively monitored to ensure the investment thesis remains intact.

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A word on risk
All investments carry a certain degree of risk and it is important to review investment objectives, risk tolerance, tax liability and liquidity needs before choosing an investment style or manager. Growth style investing may fall out of favor and underperform other equity investments during given periods. Certain sectors or growth stocks may shift characteristics over a long market cycle and may not perform in line with stated benchmarks. Use of models and analytical, quantitative and risk management tools and techniques is no guarantee of investment success or positive performance. These models are dynamic and as a result, the variables or factors or components may change over time. Models are based on historical data, which is not indicative of future results. Other tools may produce substantially different success and failure outcomes.

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