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International Value (ADR)

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Strategy description

International Value (ADR) strategy actively searches the world’s developed and emerging markets for securities that possess attractive absolute valuation, strong and/or improving franchise quality and favorable risk/reward.

Asset class: Global and International

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Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Number of Positions Typically 35 – 50
Maximum Position Size Typically 5% at cost
Minimum Market Cap $1 billion
Turnover Range 30 - 60%
Industry Weights  < 25%
Sector Weights  < 30%
Country Weights  < 35%
Emerging Markets Exposure  < 15%


Investment Process

Bottom-up, fundamental research seeks to uncover investment value created from investor overreaction, misperception and short-term focus. Attractive valuations, downside risk management and catalysts or inflection are key elements driving security selection. Proactive risk/reward evaluation for each security owned and diversification help manage downside risk. 


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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. 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. U.S. companies with a significant portion of their assets and/or operations located outside of the U.S. are also eligible for investment. Investing internationally presents risks such as political risk, exchange rate risk and inflationary risk, which includes the risk of economic change, social unrest, changes in government relations and different accounting standards. Investing in securities of developing countries involves greater risk than, or in addition to, investing in developed foreign countries. Value style investing presents the risk that the holdings or securities may never reach their full market value because the market fails to recognize what the portfolio management team considers the true business value or because the portfolio management team has misjudged those values. In addition, value style investing may fall out of favor and underperform growth or other style investing during given periods.

NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC is a registered investment adviser and an affiliate of Nuveen, LLC.