CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuveen has successfully completed the initial public offering of the Nuveen Credit Opportunities 2022 Target Term Fund. The new closed-end fund’s investment objectives are to provide a high level of current income and return the original net asset value of $9.85 per common share on or about its Termination Date of June 1, 2022. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objectives by investing at least 80% of is managed assets in corporate debt securities (including bonds and senior loans), and separately at least 80% in securities rated below investment grade at the time of investment. The fund will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, under the symbol JCO.
The fund raised approximately $255 million (before deduction of the sales load and offering expenses payable by the fund) in its common share offering, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. If the underwriters exercise that option in full, the fund will have raised approximately $291.8 million.
Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Nuveen, is the fund’s investment adviser, responsible for the fund’s overall investment strategy and its implementation, including the use of leverage. Symphony Asset Management, an affiliate of Nuveen, is the fund’s subadviser, responsible for investing the fund’s assets. The lead managers of the underwriting syndicate were Morgan Stanley, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities and Nuveen Securities.
Shares of closed-end investment companies, like the fund, usually trade on a national stock exchange. Similar to stocks, the fund’s share price will fluctuate with market conditions and, at the time of sale, may be worth more or less than the original investment. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value.
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Securities offered through Nuveen Securities, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC.
Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. For a prospectus which contains this and other information relevant to an investment in the fund, please contact your securities representative or Nuveen Securities, LLC, 333 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. Investors should read the prospectus carefully before they invest or send money.
This document is not an offer to sell securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
Key Risk Considerations:
Investment and Market Risk. An investment in Common Shares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest. Your investment in Common Shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. Your Common Shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.
Five-Year Term Risk. Because the assets of the Fund will be liquidated in connection with its termination, the Fund may be required to sell portfolio securities when it otherwise would not, including at times when market conditions are not favorable, or at a time when a particular security is in default or bankruptcy, or otherwise in severe distress, which may cause the Fund to lose money. Although the Fund has an investment objective of returning the Fund’s original NAV of $9.85 (the “Original NAV”) to Common Shareholders on or about the Termination Date, the Fund may not be successful in achieving this objective. The return of Original NAV is not an express or implied guarantee obligation of the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to return Original NAV to Common Shareholders, and such return is not backed or otherwise guaranteed by Nuveen or any other entity.
Senior Loan Risk. Senior loans hold the highest priority in the capital structure of a business entity, are typically secured with specific collateral and have a claim on the assets and/or stock of the issuer that is senior to that held by subordinated debt holders and stockholders of the issuer. Senior loans that the Fund intends to invest in are usually rated below investment grade, and share the same risks of other below investment grade debt instruments.
Although the Fund may invest in senior loans that are secured by specific collateral, there can be no assurance the liquidation of such collateral would satisfy an issuer’s obligation to the Fund in the event of issuer default or that such collateral could be readily liquidated under such circumstances. If the terms of a senior loan do not require the issuer to pledge additional collateral in the event of a decline in the value of the already pledged collateral, the Fund will be exposed to the risk that the value of the collateral will not at all times equal or exceed the amount of the issuer’s obligations under the senior loan.
Debt Securities Risk. Issuers of debt instruments in which the Fund may invest may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due. This non-payment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of a debt instrument experiencing non-payment and, potentially, a decrease in the NAV of the Fund. There can be no assurance that liquidation of collateral would satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of non-payment of scheduled interest or principal or that such collateral could be readily liquidated. In the event of bankruptcy of an issuer, the Fund could experience delays or limitations with respect to its ability to realize the benefits of any collateral securing a security. To the extent that the credit rating assigned to a security in the Fund’s portfolio is downgraded, the market price and liquidity of such security may be adversely affected.
Below Investment Grade Risk. Securities of below investment grade quality are regarded as having speculative characteristics with respect to the issuer’s capacity to pay interest and repay principal, and may be subject to higher price volatility and default risk than investment grade securities of comparable terms and duration. Issuers of lower grade securities may be highly leveraged and may not have available to them more traditional methods of financing. The prices of these lower grade securities are typically more sensitive to negative developments, such as a decline in the issuer’s revenues or a general economic downturn. The secondary market for lower rated securities may not be as liquid as the secondary market for more highly rated securities, a factor which may have an adverse effect on the Fund’s ability to dispose of a particular security. If a below investment grade security goes into default, or enters bankruptcy, it may be difficult to sell that security in a timely manner at any reasonable price.
Interest Rate Risk. Generally, when market interest rates rise, bond prices fall, and vice versa. Interest rate risk is the risk that the debt securities in the Fund’s portfolio will decline in value because of increases in market interest rates. As interest rates decline, issuers of debt securities may prepay principal earlier than scheduled, forcing the Fund to reinvest in lower-yielding securities and potentially reducing the Fund’s income. As interest rates increase, slower than expected principal payments may extend the average life of securities, potentially locking in a below-market interest rate and reducing the Fund’s value. In typical market interest rate environments, the prices of longer-term debt securities generally fluctuate more than prices of shorter-term debt securities as interest rates change. As the Fund initially will invest in intermediate-term securities, the Common Share NAV and market price per share will fluctuate more in response to changes in market interest rates than if the Fund invested primarily in short-term securities. These risks may be greater in the current market environment because, as of the date of the prospectus, certain interest rates are at or near historic lows. The Federal Reserve recently raised the federal funds rate, and has indicated that it may continue to do so. Therefore, there is a risk that interest rates will rise, which will likely drive down bond prices.
For additional detailed risk information, please refer to the fund’s prospectus or visit the fund’s webpage at www.nuveen.com.
Distributions: Fund distributions are expected to be sourced entirely from net investment income.