JSD Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund

Filed: 1 Dec 20, 4:29pm



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 1, 2020 (December 1, 2020)

Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Massachusetts 811-22518 27-5100541

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

(Address of principal executive offices)

 (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 257-8787

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report): N/A

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

 Trading symbol(s) Name of exchange of which registered

Common Shares of Beneficial


 JSD New York Stock Exchange

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On December 1, 2020, the Board of Trustees of Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (NYSE: JSD), a registered closed-end management investment company (the “Fund”), announced the approval of a new sub-advisory agreement between Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC (“Nuveen Fund Advisors”), the Fund’s investment adviser, and Nuveen Asset Management, LLC (“NAM”). The new sub-advisory agreement was approved in connection with the forthcoming merger of the Fund’s current sub-adviser, Symphony Asset Management LLC (“Symphony”), with and into NAM, which is currently scheduled to close on December 31, 2020. Symphony and NAM are both affiliates of Nuveen Fund Advisors and all are subsidiaries of Nuveen, LLC. The new sub-advisory agreement will become effective upon the close of the merger.

The terms of the new sub-advisory agreement with NAM are substantially identical to the current sub-advisory agreement with Symphony. NAM will provide the same level of services to the Fund, with the Symphony personnel who currently serve as portfolio managers of the Fund continuing to do so as NAM personnel. In addition, this change will not impact the Fund’s fees, investment objectives or policies.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: December 1, 2020  By: /s/ Mark L. Winget     


Mark L. Winget

   Vice President and Secretary