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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Investing in a post-crisis world

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    Investing in a post-crisis world

    2020-04-21T11:30:00Z

    The ongoing crisis has thrown investors’ plans into turmoil. Long-term portfolio return expectations have changed and investors may need to think beyond traditional asset classes to generate the income they need. Hear from Nuveen’s Global Investment Committee on where they are finding opportunities and how best to position portfolios during, and after, the crisis.

  • Five portfolio construction themes for—and after—the global pandemic

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    Five portfolio construction themes for—and after—the global pandemic

    2020-04-20T11:43:00Z

    At the end of 2019, we titled our year-ahead outlook, “20/20 vision: a clearer path for growth.” That was then. Markets have since been thrown into turmoil, and investors are grappling with positioning their portfolios to minimize the damage from the coronavirus-induced crisis and take advantage of an eventual recovery. 

  • A light at the end of a very long tunnel

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    10 (mostly new) predictions for 2020: A light at the end of a very long tunnel

    2020-04-20T11:36:00Z

    We launched our original set of 2020 predictions a few months ago with the theme, “Uncertainties diminish, but markets struggle.” The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic and market upheaval have since changed everything. In early March, consensus expectations for 2020 global GDP growth were +3%. Now they are -3%.1 A 6% swing would be unusual over a three-year time period. We just saw one in a month.

  • Amidst unprecedented market volatility, a durable and consistent investment with compelling upside

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    Why farmland now? Amidst unprecedented market volatility, a durable and consistent investment with compelling upside

    2020-04-17T13:31:00Z

    Considered a safe haven investment, farmland has proven to be a reliable store of value through times of economic tumult – exhibiting durable valuations and attractive levels of income, both of which are uncorrelated to competing assets.

  • 10 mostly new predictions

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    10 mostly new predictions

    2020-04-14T12:39:00Z

    Bob Dill updates his 10 predictions:

  • How will dividend stocks respond to COVID-19?

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    How will dividend stocks respond to COVID-19?

    2020-04-13T12:49:00Z

    The volatility fueled by the coronavirus outbreak is reminiscent of prior periods of market stress in which investors worried that dividend-paying companies would decrease or suspend their payments.