Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 15, 2009
CUSIP: 67064Y297
Ticker Symbol: NQGIX
Morningstar Category:World Large Stock
As of Sep 30, 2020
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $135

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to provide high current income and long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund will generally focus its investments on income producing securities. Normally, it will invest at least 80% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in equity securities, including common stock and preferred securities, certain debt securities convertible into common stock or preferred securities, and other securities with equity characteristics. Up to 20% of the fund's net assets may be invested in debt securities, including corporate debt securities and U.S. government and agency debt securities.

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

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2020
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Nuveen NWQ Global Equity Inca3.63%-12.76%-5.55%-1.47%3.48%6.33%6.70%
MSCI World Index (Net)a,b7.93%1.70%10.41%7.74%10.48%9.37%N/A
Morningstar World Large Stocka,c8.22%2.57%10.77%6.59%9.58%8.28%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, participants or plan sponsors in an ICMA-RC administered account can log in at, or institutions can go to

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.

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.94%
Net Expenses0.86%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2020 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 nor 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 World Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance around the world. The net version of this index reinvests dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net and gross expense ratios of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, and/or expense limits.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 30, 2020Sep 30, 2020$0.201100000
Jun 30, 2020Jun 30, 2020$0.179000000
Mar 31, 2020Mar 31, 2020$0.218900000
Dec 30, 2019Dec 30, 2019$0.080300000
Sep 30, 2019Sep 30, 2019$0.205500000
Jun 28, 2019Jun 28, 2019$0.299600000
Mar 29, 2019Mar 29, 2019$0.250600000
Dec 28, 2018Dec 28, 2018$0.098500000
Dec 17, 2018Dec 17, 2018$0.629400000
Sep 28, 2018Sep 28, 2018$0.139300000
Jun 29, 2018Jun 29, 2018$0.281000000
Mar 29, 2018Mar 29, 2018$0.228600000
Dec 28, 2017Dec 28, 2017$0.135700000
Sep 29, 2017Sep 29, 2017$0.264900000
Jun 30, 2017Jun 30, 2017$0.335400000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2020
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 2 Stars725
3-Year 2 Stars725
5-Year 1 Stars608
10-Year 2 Stars360

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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 managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2020
Equity Stylebox
Large Value
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2020
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income5%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2020
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock41.3%
Foreign Stock52.3%
Domestic Bond0.9%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.


Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2020
Financial Services17.8%
Communication Services11.3%
Consumer Defensive6.7%
Basic Materials3.5%
Consumer Cyclical1.9%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Country Exposure As of Aug 31, 2020
United States42.2%
United Kingdom6.5%
South Korea4.7%
Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2020
Holding NamePercent
Microsoft Corp3.3%
Deutsche Post AG3.2%
Comcast Corp Class A3.1%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC2.9%
Nintendo Co Ltd2.7%
Mitsui & Co Ltd2.6%
Anthem Inc2.6%
Citigroup Inc2.5%
Enterprise Products Partners LP2.5%
SK Telecom Co Ltd ADR2.4%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2020
Standard Deviation17.8715.03



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