NUSCNuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF
NUSC Fund Description
NUSC tracks a multi-factor-weighted index of small-cap companies listed on US exchanges. Holdings are screened for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.
NUSC Factset Analytics Insight
NUSC takes the popular ESG theme and slices it specifically within the small-cap space. The fund’s underlying index is derived from the MSCI USA Small Cap Index (the parent index), with further screening for environmental, social, and governance criteria. Environmental factors include impact on climate change, natural resource use, and emission management. Social categories include relationships with employees and suppliers, and product safety. Lastly, the governance criteria look at corporate governance and business ethics. Additionally, the index stays away from companies with involvement in alcohol, tobacco, firearms, gambling and nuclear weapons. The portfolio is weighted according to a multi-factor optimization algorithm that aims to keep holdings and performance similar to the parent index. The underlying index is rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly starting each February. Sibling fund NULC applies the same strategy to US large caps.
NUSC MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AA based on a score of 7.48 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF ranks in the 78th percentile within its peer group and in the 97th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
NUSC MSCI FaCS and Factor Box
MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.
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NUSC Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of NUSC. NUSC is rated a N/A out of 5.
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