Nuveen Investments, headquartered in Chicago, IL, was founded in 1898 by John Nuveen. The company seeks to provide financial services to its clients by using the multi-boutique structure. It provides these services through an independent team comprising Nuveen Asset Management, Winslow Capital and Symphony.
The company is the number one farmland assets manager in the world and a leader in alternative investments. In its Multi-Asset Solutions, the company had $1 trillion of assets under management as of Jun 30, 2020. Nuveen offers a wide range of asset classes and products ranging from equity and alternative funds, to municipal and taxable fixed-income bond funds.
Below we share with you three top-ranked Nuveen mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
Nuveen Municipal Total Return Managed Accounts (NMTRX - Free Report) aims to offer a high current income that is exempted from regular federal income taxes. The fund invests the majority of assets in tax-free municipal bonds. It may also invest about half of its assets in below- investment-grade municipal bonds. NMTRX has three-year annualized returns of 4.5%.
Martin J. Doyle is the fund manager of NMTRX since 2007.
Nuveen Strategic Income Fund Class A (FCDDX - Free Report) aims to maximize total return. The fund invests the majority of its assets in income-producing securities. Its investments include U.S. government securities, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, fixed and floating rate loans, preferred securities and municipal securities, etc. FCDDX has three-year annualized returns of 4.6%.
FCDDX has an expense ratio of 0.85% compared with the category average of 1.01%.
Nuveen Virginia Municipal Bond Fund Class A (FVATX - Free Report) aims to provide a high level of current interest income, exempt from regular federal, Virginia State and, in some cases, Virginia local income taxes as is consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests the majority of assets in investment grade municipal bonds rated BBB/Baa or higher at the time of purchase. FVATX has three-year annualized returns of 3.6%.
As of the end of August 2020, FVATX held 261 issues, with 2.08% of its assets invested in HAMPTON RDS VA TRANSN ACCOUNTABILITY COMMN REV 5.5%.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Nuveen mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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