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Martin Kremenstein, Senior Managing Director, Head of Retirement Products and ETFs at Nuveen Investments sat down with Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss Nuveen’s launch into the ETF business they’re calling Nushares.  Traditionally an active manager, TIAA / Nuveen decided to maximize their expertise in the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investing arena by launching a series of passively managed ESG ETFs. Nushares relies on TIAA’s ESG original research coupled with MSCI’s ESG ranking system.  They now offer eleven ETFs:

Nushares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NUSA)

Nushares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NUAG)

Nushares ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NUEM)

Nushares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF (NUDM)

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 ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NUBD)

Nushares Short-Term REIT ETF (NURE)

The Nushares ETF lineup is designed to allow advisors to construct and customize client portfolios using ESG building blocks. With a growing appetite for ESG investing, Nushares now offers TIAA’s expertise coupled with the low-cost, liquid, accessible benefits that ETFs offer.