Growth in emerging market economies and equity markets continues to be driven by rising levels of income and consumer spending by an expanding middle class.
In prior rising rate environments, various parts of the municipal yield curve reacted differently based on economic conditions and the pace and scale of Fed activity.
Equity investors continue to debate the merits of active versus passive management. But rather than frame the discussion in absolute terms, at Nuveen we believe it’s more important to understand how and why different market environments tend to favor either an active or passive approach. The investment landscape in the era of coronavirus invites such an inquiry.
Our approach introduces new asset classes, but also increases opportunity.
Nuveen’s Fruits of Employment (FoE) initiative gives individuals with disabilities access to competitive employment across four custom-farmed properties in California, Oregon and Washington. The initiative trains and employs workers with disabilities in the same job functions as other employees – an important effort considering that in the U.S. only 41% of people with disabilities are employed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
As of March 2019, the program had 34 active workers, many of whom have worked on the farms since the start of the initiative in 2009. For a third of these employees, it was their first time having a job. The FoE program offers many benefits to farm managers, namely stable employment: unlike guest workers who are in the U.S. mainly during harvesting season, FoE workers are employed year round, helping to reduce labor shortages.
Overall, Nuveen’s Fruits of Employment initiative provides mutually beneficial outcomes for both farmland employers and employees, through the promotion of inclusive employment and decent work for all. Watch the video to explore the Fruits of Employment program, and to learn more about Nuveen’s progress in achieving numerous sustainability goals across our global farmland assets, view our latest Farmland Sustainability Report.
We drive impact through our investing practices across asset classes. Our strategies help channel capital to areas that address societal needs and environmental issues.
This introduction describes Nuveen’s sustainable farmland investing policies and procedures. It is intended to complement our Farmland Sustainability Annual Report, which documents our progress in meeting the PRI Farmland Guidelines.
Responsible investing (RI) is most attractive as a strategy for higher performance by managing risk among high-net-worth investors. There has been a 200% increase in RI conversations between advisors and investors over the past year.
In our second issue of next, we discuss how some of the factors may affect your role as a fiduciary in building effective retirement plans, including the effect changing interest rates may have on target date funds.
As a fiduciary, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about what’s next for your participants in the ever-changing world of retirement planning. That’s why we created next, a new publication to help you tackle some of retirement’s most challenging issues.
Climate change is big news—both bad and good—for long-term investors. The bad news? The longer your time horizon, the more climate change risk is compounding. The good news? In our view, effectively managing your exposure can add alpha and reduce risk in every asset class.
Not too long ago, responsible investing opportunities for individuals were focused almost exclusively within the equity securities of publicly listed companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance records. As the concept of responsible investing has evolved, so too, have opportunities for investors.