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Small Cap Growth Opportunities

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Strategy description

Small Cap Growth Opportunities is a diversified small-cap growth stock portfolio that employs a traditional growth strategy and focuses on companies that are poised to benefit from key secular growth trends.

Asset class: Growth

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Benchmark Russell 2000® Growth Index
Holdings range 60 - 80
Tracking error range 3 - 5%
Target alpha/Market cycle 400 basis points
Sectors +/- 10% versus Russell 2000® Growth Index


Investment process

Integrated research platform combines the strengths of both fundamental and quantitative analysis to rate companies.  Participation in secular investment trends that transcend the business cycle, while incorporating a valuation discipline, and employing an opportunistic investment approach capitalizing on high-quality companies that may be out of favor in the short term, are believed to help lead to consistent long-term out-performance relative to the benchmark.

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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.

Check with your financial advisor for specific product availability and performance information. This information may change without notice. From time to time, we may close or reopen strategies.

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. 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. Small-cap stocks are subject to greater volatility and liquidity risks. Foreign investments involve additional risks including currency fluctuations, political and economic instability, and lack of liquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.

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