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Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has €1.2 trillion in assets under management and operations in 27 countries. Its investment specialists offer deep expertise across traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customised strategies. With its founding in 1898 to underwrite public infrastructure projects, Nuveen has a rich heritage of investing in infrastructure with today’s platform investing across a range of global infrastructure capabilities in private and public strategies.

Recent highlights

  • In 2022, Nuveen enhanced its Real Assets platform, by bringing together its private real asset capabilities and launching two new business units, Nuveen Infrastructure and Nuveen Natural Capital. 
  • In 2022, Nuveen launched its first Article 9/SFDR-compliant listed global clean infrastructure impact strategy

Investment process & research

All of our capabilities are delivered to clients through a solutions lens. Our multi-investment specialist model allows us to strive to maximise value across every part of the platform. Our investment specialists have independent investment processes across public and private markets enabling our experts to focus on delivering stable returns and successful portfolio outcomes.

Our specialists ensure a quality client experience allowing a streamlined model of distribution, services, operations and risk. This includes access to our Global Investment Committee who aggregate insights and evaluate consensus points of view from our most senior investment leaders across the firm as well as our experts in asset allocation and responsible investing. This hybrid approach means our clients gain access to specialised investment professionals as well as being protected by and benefiting from the shared insights, financial stability and operational excellence of a large asset manager.

Our vision & beliefs

We believe the best business decisions start with thinking about what’s best for our clients. It drives how we analyse everything from resourcing and product development to talent management. By focusing on what will best serve the client, we can quickly determine how best to set up and invest our own business to help investors deliver on their short and long-term investment goals, create opportunity and fuel progress. Our client-focused approach focuses on three pillars of expertise: alternatives, income, and responsible investing.  

Alternatives: Our breadth and depth in alternatives is unrivalled. As one of the world’s largest managers of infrastructure1, real estate2, natural capital3, and private capital4, we are a proven leader in alternative investments. 

Income: We solve for liability and income needs of all types, aiming to generate income in all market environments.  

Responsible investing: We are a leading provider of responsible investing insights and actions. We have been using responsible investing criteria in investment decisions throughout our business since 1970. We aim to achieve financial objectives while targeting positive societal impacts, embedding responsible investing factors throughout our investment process.  

  1. IPE Real Assets Report July/August 2022.
  2. ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2023. Survey illustrated rankings of 116 fund managers globally by AUM as at 31 Dec 2022.
  3. Pensions & Investments, 03 Oct 2022. Rankings based on total worldwide farmland and timberland assets under management as of 30 Jun 2022 as reported by each responding asset manager.
  4. Pensions & Investments, 06 Jun 2022. Rankings based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of 31 Dec 2021 reported by each responding asset manager; updated annually.

Strategies & products

Nuveen’s infrastructure platform is grounded by a long-term investment philosophy and aims to invest in projects which provide essential services to society. We invest across multiple strategies and sectors, including energy, agribusiness infrastructure, digital, transportation, and social infrastructure. Our platform offers a diverse set of vehicles across equity and credit as well as deep expertise through an extensive operating partner network.


All information is as at 31 December 2022 and sourced by Nuveen. This profile is intended solely for the use of professionals and is not for general public distribution. The information contained herein was up to date at the time of producing and is subject to change. This information is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. This document is not directed at or intended for any person (or entity) who is citizen or resident of (or located or established in) any jurisdiction where its use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation [or would subject the issuing companies or products to any registration or licensing requirements]. Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well. Nuveen, LLC provides investment solutions through its investment specialists.

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