Focusing on profitability and management of expenses helps alternative asset managers proactively manage and support their infrastructure more effectively.
The funds will track indexes that draw on the expertise of the firm's quantitative-research team.
Following its online offering spawned from its recent partnership with Artivest, Nuveen's head of alternative strategies says he is confident his clients will now have the advantage.
"Most people think, I want a manager who's doing credit research, adjusting for duration, looking for blowups," says BlackRock fixed income strategist Karen Schenone.
After a five-year slump marked by mine closures and losses, gold producers are now worth twice what they were in 2015.