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  • Income and inflation - Play to your strengths

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    Income and inflation: Play to your strengths

    2021-01-27T16:07:00Z

    For years, investors of all stripes, from the world’s largest institutions investors to individuals, have focused on the risk of persistently low interest rates and the struggle to achieve income. But there’s another potential risk on the horizon, with similarly damaging effects, that also demands focus: prospects for rising inflation and the erosion of purchasing power.

  • 10 predictions for 2021 - The world improves, but do markets already know?

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    10 predictions for 2021: The world improves, but do markets already know?

    2021-01-05T15:43:00Z

    At the start of the year, we expected economic growth to pick up modestly and were encouraged by seemingly diminishing macro risks, such as trade policy. Conversely, we were concerned by relatively full stock valuations and thought that market gains could be limited following a strong 2019.

  • Optimizing pension plan outcomes using public and private real assets

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    Optimizing pension plan outcomes using public and private real assets

    2020-12-10T14:50:00Z

    Allocating to real assets is rarely straightforward, and investing in them is often considered a trade-off between performance and liquidity. Our latest paper offers a framework to help investors with those concerns and the key considerations when selecting public versus private investments.

  • Portfolio allocation in times of uncertainty

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    Portfolio allocation in times of uncertainty

    2020-12-09T16:01:00Z

    The temptation to react to every headline, every market move is often irresistible. Never more so than in an environment that screams uncertainty. But experience shows that successful investors have learned to stick to their strategies, regardless of bright, shiny objects that threaten to distract.

  • 2021 outlook - Dark tunnel. Bright light

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    2021 outlook: Dark tunnel. Bright light

    2020-12-04T14:43:00Z

    Macro risks associated with the coronavirus have loomed over global markets and economies for nearly a year, and will continue for at least several months. But beyond this dark tunnel, we see a more normalised environment driven by fundamentals. Nuveen’s Global Investment Committee explores

  • Opportunities today in middle market lending

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    Opportunities today in middle market lending

    2020-09-18T15:04:00Z

    Institutional investors are struggling to deliver yield, drive growth and meet liabilities amid low rates and economic malaise. Private credit can be an effective alternative source of income, while providing true diversification. This paper considers a range of investment factors as we determine how to incorporate these opportunities into an existing asset allocation strategy.

  • A risk-based approach to harnessing alternative sources of income

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    A risk-based approach to harnessing alternative sources of income

    2020-06-26T08:45:00Z

    The income-generating potential of alternatives seems to be largely underappreciated, despite the trend toward larger allocations to alternative asset classes and the need for yield. Investors can enhance their ability to capitalize on the yield and diversification benefits of alternatives by focusing on the risks that drive returns in each specific segment of the alternatives universe. Executing this, however, is no simple task. If done incorrectly, investors risk negating some of the diversification benefits that make alternatives such valuable contributors to stronger, more resilient portfolios.

  • How Nuveen uses responsible investing across asset classes to seek higher returns and manage risks

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    How Nuveen uses responsible investing across asset classes to seek higher returns and manage risks

    2020-06-26T08:38:00Z

    Responsible investing (RI) continues to win converts. Yet, whether they are new believers or long-term adherents, many investors looking to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their portfolios limit themselves to either excluding specific industry sectors or adding a fund at the margin.

  • 20:20 vision - A clearer path for growth

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    2020 midyear outlook - 20/20 vision: a clearer path for growth

    2020-06-26T08:38:00Z

    Our 2020 market and investment theme, “20/20 vision: a clearer path for growth,” was thrown for a loop in March. But we think this theme is starting to reemerge as the world recovers from the deepest (and perhaps shortest) recession in history. In the months ahead, we expect market volatility to remain elevated and portfolio construction to be more challenging, but Nuveen’s Global Investment Committee still sees value across asset classes. We remain committed to offering investors of all types and outcomes goals and ideas for how to navigate today’s — and tomorrow’s — markets.

  • Quantifying impact - measuring and managing effects on people and the planet

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    Quantifying impact: measuring and managing effects on people and the planet

    2020-05-06T13:22:00Z

    As responsible investing (RI) moves into the mainstream, investors are increasingly looking for strategies that go beyond traditional environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles to produce measurable benefits for people and the planet. In response, many RI programs are now expanding to embrace what are known as “impact investing” strategies. 

  • Surveying investments in non-investment grade U.S. corporate

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    Not created equal: Surveying investments in non-investment grade U.S. corporate

    2020-05-06T13:19:00Z

    Institutional investors searching for yield and current income opportunities have increased their allocations to non-investment grade corporate bonds and loans. The case for investing in these assets is clear with the 10-year Treasury under 3% and historically low rates across the yield curve. Non-investment grade U.S. corporate debt has historically produced yields in the 6-10% range or greater.

  • Fed determined to save U.S. economy … if it can

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    Fed determined to save U.S. economy … if it can

    2020-04-29T11:26:00Z

    Over the past six weeks, the Fed has relaunched virtually all of its emergency liquidity programs used during the global financial crisis and started several more, all in the name of keeping the financial system functioning and helping the U.S. economy recover once the global economic shutdown is over. It used its April meeting as a status update for how its efforts have worked thus far.