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Large Cap Growth

Winslow Capital
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Strategy description

Large Cap Growth invests in large-cap growth equities, seeking to consistently outperform the benchmark over time on a risk-adjusted basis. The portfolio is carefully constructed to differ from its large cap growth benchmark in order to help maximize opportunity for excess returns over the long term.

Asset class: Growth

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Benchmark Russell 1000® Growth Index
Market cap at purchase > $4 billion
Typical number of holdings 45 - 55
Price to earnings ratios 10x to 40x – average 20x
Typical maximum position size 5% or benchmark weight plus 2.5%
Sector exposure +/- 10% Benchmark weight
Typical cash exposure <10%


Investment process

Bottom-up, fundamental research targets companies anticipated to deliver attractive future annual growth and high or rising return on invested capital. Sector-specialized portfolio analysts are positioned closely to sources of fundamental information to execute proprietary research and help construct the portfolio. A fundamental sell discipline seeks to control risk and help protect capital.


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 professional 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. The strategy’s potential investment in non-U.S. stocks 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. In addition, growth stocks or growth investing may fall out of favor and underperform value stocks and other investing styles over any period of time. Certain sectors or growth stocks may shift characteristics over a long market cycle and may not perform in line with stated benchmarks.

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