Investors Like to Win But Hate to Lose When Income at Stake

Investors are eager for more help and education regarding income
investment planning and their advisors can play a key role in helping
them “Guard their Gains,” according to a new survey from Nuveen.

Nuveen conducted the survey of more than 1,000 high-net-worth investors
as part of its ongoing efforts to assess the scope and complexity of
investors’ needs and desired outcomes. In the first release of its
findings, Nuveen highlights an investing environment marked by positive
sentiment driven by strong market returns. However, against this bullish
backdrop, investors shared their greatest concern centered on the loss
of their income due to investment risk. The study also showed that
despite the intense focus on investment risk, there are several other
key risks that investors have less familiarity with and that by
addressing these risks could help guard their portfolio gains.
Highlights from the study include:

Feeling Bullish About Economy and Household Finances

2018 Tax Reform

Investors Signal Concern about Market Complexity and Risk of Loss

Investors Look to Financial Advisors for Help in Understanding,
Navigating Risks

Financial Advisors Can be Key to Helping Investors “Guard their Gains”

Financial Advisors are uniquely positioned to help clients understand
and address the various risks that can chip away at the gains made in
their clients’ income-focused portfolios, not just protect against loss.
With more and more investors seeking specific outcomes from their
investment portfolios, Nuveen provides a robust resource guide of
information and strategies to diversify income. Nuveen encourages
advisors to take advantage of the following resources to engage clients
on the issues important to achieving their investment goals.

The Need For Income Diversifiers – Is Your
Portfolio Providing The Income You Need?

Timely Market Commentary

Income White Papers

About the 2018 Income Diversifiers Study

The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Nuveen
within the United States between February 22 and March 8, 2018 among
1,010 US adults aged 21+ with at least $100,000 in investable assets who
are primary or shared decision makers for financial decisions for
themselves or their family, and are currently working with a financial
advisor. Figures for gender, age, race/ethnicity, household income,
investable assets, education, household size, employment status, marital
status, and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line
with their actual proportions in the population.

About Nuveen

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of
outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term
financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has
$967 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/18 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 Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.

The information contained on the Nuveen website is not a part of this
press release.


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