The investment seeks to provide above average current income and long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies†
The fund normally invests at least 80% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in income-producing common stocks of publicly traded companies engaged in the real estate industry. The advisor expects to emphasize investments in equity REITs, although it may invest in all three kinds of REITs. It may invest up to 15% of its total assets in non-dollar denominated equity securities of non-U.S. issuers. Up to 15% of the fund's total assets may be invested in equity securities of emerging market issuers.
Principal Investment Risks
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|Nuveen Real Estate Securitiesa||6.49%||11.56%||23.03%||13.48%||12.19%||8.33%||12.51%|
|MSCI US REIT Index (Gross)a,b||6.81%||13.56%||24.10%||13.51%||12.53%||7.35%||N/A|
|Morningstar Real Estatea,c||5.51%||10.46%||19.50%||12.11%||11.17%||6.42%||N/A|
Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.
Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.
a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2016 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.
b. The MSCI US REIT Index reflects the aggregate common stock performance of REIT's (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that own, develop, and manage properties.
c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Jun 30, 2016||Jun 30, 2016||$0.171200000|
|Mar 31, 2016||Mar 31, 2016||$0.173200000|
|Dec 30, 2015||Dec 30, 2015||$0.186600000|
|Dec 15, 2015||Dec 15, 2015||$0.965800000|
|Sep 30, 2015||Sep 30, 2015||$0.144000000|
|Sep 16, 2015||Sep 16, 2015||$0.250000000|
|Jun 30, 2015||Jun 30, 2015||$0.212500000|
|Mar 31, 2015||Mar 31, 2015||$0.134400000|
|Dec 30, 2014||Dec 30, 2014||$0.223500000|
|Dec 15, 2014||Dec 15, 2014||$1.039600000|
|Jun 30, 2014||Jun 30, 2014||$0.147400000|
|Mar 31, 2014||Mar 31, 2014||$0.129800000|
|Dec 30, 2013||Dec 30, 2013||$0.166700000|
|Dec 13, 2013||Dec 13, 2013||$1.158900000|
|Sep 30, 2013||Sep 30, 2013||$0.144600000|
|Sep 16, 2013||Sep 16, 2013||$0.112900000|
|Jun 28, 2013||Jun 28, 2013||$0.124700000|
|Mar 28, 2013||Mar 28, 2013||$0.123100000|
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
|Simon Property Group Inc||10.9%|
|Federal Realty Investment Trust||3.8%|
|Vornado Realty Trust||3.7%|
|AvalonBay Communities Inc||3.1%|
|General Growth Properties Inc||3.0%|
|Regency Centers Corp||2.7%|
Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.
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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.