Nuveen NuShares a 2016 Awards Winner

Nuveen was named Best New ETF Issuer by at their fourth annual awards ceremony on March 30, 2017. Based on the strength and success of its NuShares suite of ETFs, Nuveen was honored by as the ETF issuer that “has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, investor support and innovation. Issuers must have launched their first ETF in 2016.”

Since their launch in September 2016, nearly $100 million has been raised in Nuveen’s various NuShares strategies that draw upon the distinct areas of expertise across Nuveen’s investment teams to offer investors outcome-focused solutions.

Commenting on the award and early success of the funds, Martin Kremenstein, Managing Director and Head of Exchange-Traded Funds said, “We are gratified by both the positive reception of the funds in the market and this recognition by Our growing suite of NuShares funds showcase the expertise of our investment teams along with that of the product development, delivery and distribution capabilities across Nuveen.”

To date, Nuveen has launched the following Exchange-Traded Funds:

  • NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NUSA)
  • NuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NUAG)
  • NuShares ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF (NULG)
  • NuShares ESG Large-Cap Value ETF (NULV)
  • NuShares ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF (NUMG)
  • NuShares ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF (NUMV)
  • NuShares ESG Small-Cap ETF (NUSC)
  • NuShares Short-Term REIT ETF (NURE)

For more information about the NuShares ETFs, please visit Nuveen’s NuShares ETF homepage by clicking here.

Methodology Award winners are selected in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the ETF industry.

Step 1
The awards process began with an open nomination period running from Dec. 5, 2016, through Jan. 4, 2017. received hundreds of nominations from participants in all corners of the ETF space.

Step 2
Following the open nominations process, the Awards Nominating Committee—made up of senior leaders at, Inside ETFs and FactSet—voted to select up to five finalists in each category. Votes were tallied on a majority basis.

Step 3
Winners from these finalists were selected by a majority vote of the Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts. Committee members recused themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appeared as finalists. Ties were decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes.

Voting was completed by Jan. 20, 2017, but results were kept secret until their announcement at the U.S. Awards Dinner on March 30, 2017.

Nuveen offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. As the investment management arm of TIAA, Nuveen has $882 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/16 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit Nuveen, LLC, formerly known as TIAA Global Asset Management, delivers the expertise of TIAA Investments and its independent investment affiliates.

Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.

Before investing, carefully consider fund investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other information that should be read carefully, please request a prospectus or summary prospectus from your financial advisor or Nuveen at 800-257-8787 or visit

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