N-Q 1 d76023dnq.htm NUVEEN CREDIT STRATEGIES INCOME FUND Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund

 

 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

FORM N-Q

QUARTERLY SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS OF REGISTERED MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY

Investment Company Act file number 811-21333

Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

    333 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606    

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Kevin J. McCarthy—Vice President and Secretary

    333 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606    

(Name and address of agent for service)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:     312-917-7700    

Date of fiscal year end:       July 31      

Date of reporting period:  October 31, 2015  

Form N-Q is to be used by management investment companies, other than small business investment companies registered on Form N-5 (§§ 239.24 and 274.5 of this chapter), to file reports with the Commission, not later than 60 days after the close of the first and third fiscal quarters, pursuant to rule 30b1-5 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (17 CFR 270.30b1-5). The Commission may use the information provided on Form N-Q in its regulatory, disclosure review, inspection, and policymaking roles.

A registrant is required to disclose the information specified by Form N-Q, and the Commission will make this information public. A registrant is not required to respond to the collection of information contained in Form N-Q unless the Form displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) control number. Please direct comments concerning the accuracy of the information collection burden estimate and any suggestions for reducing the burden to the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549-0609. The OMB has reviewed this collection of information under the clearance requirements of 44 U.S.C. § 3507.

 

 

 

 

 


Item 1. Schedule of Investments

 

 


JQC

 

Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund

  

Portfolio of Investments

   October 31, 2015 (Unaudited)

 

Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon (4)      Maturity (2)      Ratings (3)      Value  
 

LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS – 154.1% (93.8% of Total Investments)

          
      VARIABLE RATE SENIOR LOAN INTERESTS – 119.3% (72.6% of Total Investments) (4)  
      Aerospace & Defense – 0.4% (0.2% of Total Investments)                           
$ 4,269     

B/E Aerospace, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.000%         12/16/21         BB+       $ 4,299,411   
      Airlines – 1.4% (0.9% of Total Investments)                           
  7,369     

American Airlines, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    3.250%         6/29/20         BB+         7,327,301   
  10,548     

Delta Air Lines, Inc., Term Loan B1

    3.250%         10/18/18         BBB         10,554,477   
  17,917     

Total Airlines

                               17,881,778   
      Automobiles – 3.4% (2.0% of Total Investments)                           
  4,521     

Chrysler Group LLC, Term Loan B

    3.500%         5/24/17         BB+         4,518,340   
  21,143     

Chrysler Group LLC, Tranche B, Term Loan

    3.250%         12/31/18         BB+         21,092,559   
  15,795     

Formula One Group, Term Loan, First Lien

    4.750%         7/30/21         B         15,560,497   
  2,000     

Formula One Group, Term Loan, Second Lien

    7.750%         7/29/22         CCC+         1,905,000   
  43,459     

Total Automobiles

                               43,076,396   
      Capital Markets – 1.0% (0.6% of Total Investments)                           
  12,967     

RPI Finance Trust, Term Loan B4

    3.500%         11/09/20         Baa2         12,944,372   
      Chemicals – 5.5% (3.4% of Total Investments)                           
  17,022     

Ineos US Finance LLC, Cash Dollar, Term Loan

    3.750%         5/04/18         BB–         16,869,681   
  5,399     

Ineos US Finance LLC, Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.250%         3/31/22         BB–         5,338,061   
  34,413     

Univar, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.250%         7/01/22         BB–         33,921,859   
  14,700     

US Coatings Acquisition, Term Loan B

    3.750%         2/01/20         BB–         14,681,802   
  71,534     

Total Chemicals

                               70,811,403   
      Commercial Services & Supplies – 1.7% (1.1% of Total Investments)                           
  9,364     

ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., Initial Term Loan, Tranche B2

    3.750%         10/09/19         B+         9,262,450   
  34,860     

Millennium Laboratories, Inc., Tranche B, Term Loan, (5)

    5.250%         4/16/21         D         12,811,188   
  44,224     

Total Commercial Services & Supplies

                               22,073,638   
      Communications Equipment – 1.5% (0.9% of Total Investments)                           
  3,296     

Avaya, Inc., Term Loan B3

    4.823%         10/26/17         B1         2,718,859   
  1,896     

Commscope, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    3.750%         12/29/22         BB         1,896,426   
  14,782     

Telesat Canada Inc., Term Loan B

    3.500%         3/28/19         BB         14,707,944   
  19,974     

Total Communications Equipment

                               19,323,229   
      Consumer Finance – 4.0% (2.4% of Total Investments)                           
  23,173     

First Data Corporation, Second New Dollar, Term Loan

    3.697%         3/24/17         BB         23,172,821   
  21,000     

First Data Corporation, Term Loan

    3.697%         3/23/18         BB         20,879,691   
  7,000     

First Data Corporation, Term Loan B1, Second Lien, (DD1)

    3.697%         9/24/18         BB         6,962,816   
  51,173     

Total Consumer Finance

                               51,015,328   
      Containers & Packaging – 1.5% (0.9% of Total Investments)                           
  2,000     

Berry Plastics Holding Corporation, Term Loan F

    4.000%         10/03/22         BB–         2,006,112   
  17,641     

Reynolds Group Holdings, Inc., Incremental US Term Loan, First Lien

    4.500%         12/01/18         B+         17,689,722   
  19,641     

Total Containers & Packaging

                               19,695,834   
      Diversified Consumer Services – 4.2% (2.6% of Total Investments)                           
  10,244     

Cengage Learning Acquisitions, Inc., Exit Term Loan

    7.000%         3/31/20         B+         10,199,337   
  25,879     

Hilton Hotels Corporation, Term Loan B2

    3.500%         10/25/20         BBB–         25,961,741   
  651     

Laureate Education, Inc., Term Loan B

    5.000%         6/15/18         B         562,576   

 

Nuveen Investments     1   


JQC    Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund   
   Portfolio of Investments (continued)    October 31, 2015 (Unaudited)

 

Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon (4)      Maturity (2)      Ratings (3)      Value  
      Diversified Consumer Services (continued)                           
$ 17,187     

ServiceMaster Company, Term Loan

    4.250%         7/01/21         BB–       $ 17,212,894   
  53,961     

Total Diversified Consumer Services

                               53,936,548   
      Diversified Telecommunication Services – 5.2% (3.2% of Total Investments)                       
  2,279     

Intelsat Jackson Holdings, S.A., Tranche B2, Term Loan

    3.750%         6/30/19         BB–         2,213,407   
  7,382     

Level 3 Financing, Inc., Term Loan B2

    3.500%         5/31/22         Ba1         7,385,583   
  16,429     

WideOpenWest Finance LLC, Term Loan B

    4.500%         4/01/19         Ba3         16,221,775   
  15,161     

Ziggo N.V., Term Loan B1

    3.500%         1/15/22         BB–         14,937,405   
  9,770     

Ziggo N.V., Term Loan B2

    3.500%         1/15/22         BB–         9,625,946   
  16,069     

Ziggo N.V., Term Loan B3, Delayed Draw

    3.500%         1/15/22         BB–         15,831,243   
  67,090     

Total Diversified Telecommunication Services

                               66,215,359   
      Energy Equipment & Services – 0.4% (0.3% of Total Investments)                           
  6,025     

Drill Rigs Holdings, Inc., Tranche B1, Term Loan

    6.000%         3/31/21         B         3,509,759   
  6,339     

Vantage Drilling Company, Term Loan B, (5)

    5.750%         3/28/19         D         1,891,073   
  12,364     

Total Energy Equipment & Services

                               5,400,832   
      Food & Staples Retailing – 5.0% (3.0% of Total Investments)                           
  13,267     

Albertson’s LLC, Term Loan B2

    5.375%         3/21/19         BB–         13,270,762   
  28,788     

Albertson’s LLC, Term Loan B4

    5.500%         8/25/21         BB–         28,825,430   
  12,784     

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Replacement Loan, First Lien

    4.500%         9/26/19         B–         12,670,769   
  7,500     

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Replacement Loan, Second Lien

    8.500%         3/26/20         CCC         7,327,500   
  1,944     

Supervalu, Inc., New Term Loan

    4.500%         3/21/19         BB         1,943,737   
  64,283     

Total Food & Staples Retailing

                               64,038,198   
      Food Products – 3.4% (2.1% of Total Investments)                           
  11,670     

Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Term Loan B

    4.250%         7/02/22         N/R         11,644,497   
  32,217     

US Foods, Inc., Incremental Term Loan

    4.500%         3/31/19         B2         32,263,798   
  43,887     

Total Food Products

                               43,908,295   
      Health Care Equipment & Supplies – 4.6% (2.8% of Total Investments)  
  9,975     

ConvaTec Healthcare, Term Loan B

    4.250%         6/15/20         Ba2         9,970,840   
  15,552     

Kinetic Concepts, Inc., Incremental Term Loan E1

    4.500%         5/04/18         BB–         15,570,982   
  9,380     

Onex Carestream Finance LP, Term Loan, First Lien

    5.000%         6/07/19         B+         8,957,469   
  11,672     

Onex Carestream Finance LP, Term Loan, Second Lien

    9.500%         12/09/19         B–         10,883,876   
  13,500     

Sterigenics International, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.250%         5/16/22         B1         13,432,500   
  60,079     

Total Health Care Equipment & Supplies

                               58,815,667   
      Health Care Providers & Services – 3.6% (2.2% of Total Investments)  
  437     

Community Health Systems, Inc., Term Loan F

    3.575%         12/31/18         BB         436,278   
  7,567     

Community Health Systems, Inc., Term Loan G

    3.750%         12/31/19         BB         7,544,220   
  15,139     

Community Health Systems, Inc., Term Loan H

    4.000%         1/27/21         BB         15,118,925   
  14,986     

Drumm Investors LLC, Term Loan

    6.750%         5/04/18         B         15,066,718   
  8,317     

National Mentor Holdings, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.250%         1/31/21         B+         8,192,720   
  46,446     

Total Health Care Providers & Services

                               46,358,861   
      Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure – 7.4% (4.5% of Total Investments)                           
  34,508     

Burger King Corporation, Term Loan B, (DD1)

    3.750%         12/10/21         Ba3         34,563,032   
  1,666     

CCM Merger, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.500%         8/08/21         BB–         1,665,704   
  6,489     

Landry’s Restaurants, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.000%         4/24/18         BB–         6,504,282   
  12,967     

Life Time Fitness, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.250%         6/10/22         BB–         12,912,790   
  6,381     

MGM Resorts International, Term Loan B

    3.500%         12/20/19         BB+         6,378,174   
  8,842     

Scientific Games Corporation, Term Loan

    6.000%         10/18/20         BB–         8,662,891   
  7,444     

Scientific Games Corporation, Term Loan B2

    6.000%         10/01/21         BB–         7,289,061   
  16,313     

Station Casino LLC, Term Loan B

    4.250%         3/02/20         B+         16,333,107   
  94,610     

Total Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

                               94,309,041   
      Household Durables – 0.9% (0.6% of Total Investments)                           
  11,956     

Serta Simmons Holdings LLC, Term Loan

    4.250%         10/01/19         BB–         11,974,319   

 

  2      Nuveen Investments


Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon (4)      Maturity (2)      Ratings (3)      Value  
      Insurance – 0.8% (0.5% of Total Investments)                           
$ 10,781     

Hub International Holdings, Inc., Initial Term Loan

    4.000%         10/02/20         B1       $ 10,544,994   
      Internet & Catalog Retail – 2.3% (1.4% of Total Investments)                           
  29,795     

Travelport LLC, Term Loan B, First Lien

    5.750%         9/02/21         B         29,633,501   
      Internet Software & Services – 3.6% (2.2% of Total Investments)                           
  36,578     

Sabre Inc., Term Loan

    4.000%         2/19/19         Ba3         36,619,261   
  9,950     

Tibco Software, Inc., Term Loan B

    6.500%         12/04/20         B1         9,452,500   
  46,528     

Total Internet Software & Services

                               46,071,761   
      IT Services – 0.2% (0.1% of Total Investments)                           
  2,895     

Zayo Group LLC, Term Loan B

    3.750%         5/06/21         BB–         2,893,183   
      Leisure Products – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)                           
  4,022     

Academy, Ltd., Term Loan B

    5.000%         7/01/22         B         4,016,026   
  2,574     

Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc., Term Loan B

    3.750%         1/30/19         BB–         2,575,544   
  6,596     

Total Leisure Products

                               6,591,570   
      Machinery – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)                           
  5,880     

Rexnord LLC, Term Loan B

    4.000%         8/21/20         BB–         5,821,200   
      Media – 12.0% (7.3% of Total Investments)                           
  7,382     

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable II L.P., Term Loan B

    3.250%         11/30/19         BB         7,363,606   
  3,613     

Advantage Sales & Marketing, Inc., Term Loan, First Lien

    4.250%         7/25/21         B1         3,531,856   
  2,950     

Advantage Sales & Marketing, Inc., Term Loan, Second Lien

    7.500%         7/25/22         CCC+         2,752,719   
  1,235     

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Tranche D, Term Loan

    6.938%         1/30/19         CCC+         1,038,161   
  1,358     

Clear Channel Communications, Inc.,Term Loan E

    7.688%         7/30/19         CCC+         1,154,119   
  33,847     

Cumulus Media, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.250%         12/23/20         B2         28,875,438   
  29,667     

EMI Music Publishing LLC, Term Loan B3

    4.000%         8/19/22         BB–         29,679,187   
  19,019     

Interactive Data Corporation, Term Loan B

    4.750%         5/02/21         B+         19,039,042   
  12,000     

Numericable Group S.A., Term Loan, (WI/DD)

    TBD         TBD         B+         11,878,128   
  6,599     

Springer Science & Business Media, Inc., Term Loan B9, First Lien

    4.750%         8/14/20         B1         6,541,433   
  32,062     

Tribune Company, Term Loan B

    3.750%         12/27/20         BB+         32,041,798   
  4,268     

Univision Communications, Inc., Replacement Term Loan, First Lien

    4.000%         3/01/20         B+         4,241,768   
  5,190     

Virgin Media Investment Holdings, Term Loan F, First Lien

    3.500%         6/30/23         BB–         5,159,647   
  159,190     

Total Media

                               153,296,902   
      Multiline Retail – 1.5% (0.9% of Total Investments)                           
  16,040     

Dollar Tree, Inc., Term Loan B1

    3.500%         7/06/22         BB+         16,087,053   
  2,840     

Dollar Tree, Inc., Term Loan B2

    4.250%         7/06/22         BB+         2,848,137   
  18,880     

Total Multiline Retail

                               18,935,190   
      Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels – 0.4% (0.3% of Total Investments)                           
  1,166     

Crestwood Holdings LLC, Term Loan B

    7.000%         6/19/19         B2         949,900   
  5,115     

Fieldwood Energy LLC, Term Loan, Second Lien

    8.375%         9/30/20         B–         1,936,045   
  3,644     

Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc., Term Loan B

    5.500%         6/18/20         B–         2,414,209   
  9,925     

Total Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

                               5,300,154   
      Pharmaceuticals – 4.9% (3.0% of Total Investments)                           
  4,500     

Endo Health Solutions, Inc., Term Loan B

    3.750%         9/26/22         Ba1         4,436,438   
  36,203     

Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.250%         8/18/22         B1         35,780,665   
  12,712     

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Term Loan E

    3.750%         8/05/20         BB         11,847,679   
  4,053     

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Term Loan F

    4.000%         4/01/22         Ba1         3,776,639   
  7,234     

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Tranche B, Term Loan C2

    3.750%         12/11/19         Ba1         6,785,043   
  64,702     

Total Pharmaceuticals

                               62,626,464   
      Professional Services – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                           
  928     

Ceridian Corporation, Term Loan B2

    4.500%         9/15/20         Ba3         855,648   

 

Nuveen Investments     3   


JQC    Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund   
   Portfolio of Investments (continued)    October 31, 2015 (Unaudited)

 

Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon (4)      Maturity (2)      Ratings (3)      Value  
      Real Estate Investment Trust – 5.8% (3.5% of Total Investments)                           
$ 28,927     

Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien

    5.000%         10/24/22         BBB–       $ 27,360,582   
  25,304     

iStar Financial, Inc., Term Loan, Tranche A2, First Lien

    7.000%         3/19/17         Ba3         25,936,745   
  17,094     

Realogy Corporation, Initial Term Loan B

    3.750%         3/05/20         BB         17,102,187   
  4,161     

Walter Investment Management Corporation, Tranche B, Term Loan, First Lien

    4.750%         12/18/20         BB–         3,834,719   
  75,486     

Total Real Estate Investment Trust

                               74,234,233   
      Real Estate Management & Development – 1.7% (1.0% of Total Investments)  
  21,482     

Capital Automotive LP, Term Loan, Tranche B1

    4.000%         4/10/19         Ba2         21,518,107   
      Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment – 5.3% (3.2% of Total Investments)  
  32,624     

Avago Technologies, Term Loan B

    3.750%         5/06/21         BBB         32,653,098   
  35,103     

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Term Loan, Tranche B4

    4.250%         2/28/20         N/R         35,115,570   
  67,727     

Total Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

                               67,768,668   
      Software – 15.9% (9.6% of Total Investments)                           
  4,123     

Blackboard, Inc., Term Loan B3

    4.750%         10/04/18         B+         4,068,956   
  31,860     

BMC Software, Inc., Initial Term Loan

    5.000%         9/10/20         B1         28,787,653   
  10,751     

Compuware Corporation, Tranche B2, Term Loan, First Lien

    6.250%         12/15/21         B         10,262,550   
  28,375     

Ellucian, Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.750%         9/30/22         B         28,372,170   
  16,893     

Emdeon Business Services LLC, Term Loan B2

    3.750%         11/02/18         Ba3         16,815,890   
  24,515     

Infor Global Solutions Intermediate Holdings, Ltd., Term Loan B5

    3.750%         6/03/20         B+         23,905,362   
  6,500     

Informatica Corp.,Term Loan B

    4.500%         8/05/22         B         6,438,386   
  18,169     

Kronos Incorporated, Initial Term Loan, Second Lien

    9.750%         4/30/20         CCC         18,433,351   
  9,081     

Micro Focus International PLC, Term Loan B

    5.250%         11/19/21         BB–         9,083,845   
  1,567     

Micro Focus International PLC, Term Loan C

    4.500%         11/20/19         BB–         1,567,011   
  15,000     

Misys PLC, Term Loan, Second Lien

    12.000%         6/12/19         CCC+         16,212,495   
  13,303     

SS&C Technologies, Inc./ Sunshine Acquisition II, Inc., Term Loan B1

    4.000%         7/08/22         BB         13,359,613   
  2,058     

SS&C Technologies, Inc./ Sunshine Acquisition II, Inc., Term Loan B2

    4.000%         7/08/22         BB         2,067,103   
  4,794     

SunGard Data Systems, Inc., Term Loan E

    4.000%         3/08/20         BB         4,796,696   
  10,000     

Vertafore, Inc., Term Loan, Second Lien

    9.750%         10/27/17         CCC+         10,035,000   
  8,445     

Zebra Technologies Corporation, Term Loan B, First Lien

    4.750%         10/27/21         BB+         8,513,800   
  205,434     

Total Software

                               202,719,881   
      Specialty Retail – 5.0% (3.0% of Total Investments)                           
  7,447     

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation, Term Loan B3

    4.250%         8/13/21         BB–         7,465,924   
  1,656     

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., Term Loan, First Lien

    4.000%         3/16/18         Ba3         1,614,847   
  2,848     

Michaels Stores, Inc. Term Loan, First Lien

    3.750%         1/28/20         Ba2         2,850,879   
  39,529     

Petsmart, Inc., Term Loan B

    4.250%         3/11/22         BB–         39,569,369   
  12,400     

Staples, Inc., Term Loan B, First Lien, (WI/DD)

    TBD         TBD         BBB         12,356,600   
  63,880     

Total Specialty Retail

                               63,857,619   
      Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals – 2.4% (1.5% of Total Investments)  
  30,533     

Dell, Inc., Term Loan B2

    4.000%         4/29/20         BBB         30,570,216   
      Trading Companies & Distributors – 1.3% (0.8% of Total Investments)  
  17,124     

HD Supply, Inc., Term Loan B

    3.750%         8/13/21         BB–         17,096,928   
$ 1,577,600     

Total Variable Rate Senior Loan Interests (cost $1,570,219,526)

                               1,526,414,728   
Shares     Description (1)                           Value  
 

COMMON STOCKS – 6.6% (4.0% of Total Investments)

          
      Aerospace & Defense – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  43,840     

Airbus Group NV, (7)

                             $ 757,994   
      Airlines – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                           
  14,156     

Ryanair Holdings PLC

                               1,106,860   

 

  4      Nuveen Investments


Shares     Description (1)                     Value  
      Auto Components – 0.0% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  3,110     

Autoliv Inc.

                 $ 377,056   
      Automobiles – 0.3% (0.2% of Total Investments)                     
  14,217     

Daimler AG, (7)

             1,234,036   
  46,879     

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, (6)

             686,309   
  13,835     

Toyota Motor Corporation, Sponsored ADR

                   1,696,448   
 

Total Automobiles

                   3,616,793   
      Banks – 0.6% (0.4% of Total Investments)                     
  9,757     

Bank of Nova Scotia

             458,384   
  45,658     

Barclays PLC

             649,713   
  37,219     

BNP Paribas SA, (7)

             1,131,085   
  39,214     

ING Groep N.V

             567,427   
  62,519     

Lloyds TSB Group PLC

             286,337   
  213,174     

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

             1,379,236   
  28,242     

National Australia Bank Limited, (7)

             303,319   
  79,568     

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, (6)

             770,218   
  101,497     

Societe Generale, (7)

             948,753   
  137,560     

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

                   1,097,729   
 

Total Banks

                   7,592,201   
      Beverages – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  40,011     

Embotelladora Andina SA

                   882,243   
      Biotechnology – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  25,163     

Grifols SA

                   875,924   
      Capital Markets – 0.2% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  35,111     

Credit Suisse Group

             877,775   
  77,530     

Julius Baer Holding Limited Zurich AG, (7)

             764,446   
  142,553     

Nomura Holdings Inc.

                   896,658   
 

Total Capital Markets

                   2,538,879   
      Diversified Consumer Services – 0.8% (0.5% of Total Investments)                     
  403,318     

Cengage Learning Holdings II LP, (6), (7)

                   9,982,121   
      Diversified Telecommunication Services – 0.4% (0.3% of Total Investments)  
  17,022     

BT Group PLC

             1,219,967   
  23,932     

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd

             733,276   
  38,300     

Deutsche Telekom AG, (7)

             714,678   
  26,929     

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, ADR

             989,102   
  18,391     

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia

             731,226   
  40,312     

Spark New Zealand Limited, (7)

             456,332   
  37,616     

Telstra Corporation Limited, (7)

                   722,227   
 

Total Diversified Telecommunication Services

                   5,566,808   
      Electric Utilities – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  38,396     

Korea Electric Power Corporation

                   860,070   
      Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components – 0.0% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  59,139     

Celestica Inc., (6)

                   663,540   
      Food & Staples Retailing – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  47,564     

Delhaize America Inc.

             1,104,436   
  114,708     

Metro AG, (7)

                   697,425   
 

Total Food & Staples Retailing

                   1,801,861   
      Food Products – 0.0% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  9,263     

Nestle S.A, (7)

             706,026   
  613     

Orkla ASA

                   5,195   
 

Total Food Products

                   711,221   

 

Nuveen Investments     5   


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Shares     Description (1)                     Value  
      Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  19,375     

Carnival Corporation

           $ 1,080,156   
  32,171     

China Lodging Group Limited, (6)

                   943,254   
 

Total Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

                   2,023,410   
      Household Products – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  57,087     

Reckitt and Benckiser, (7)

                   1,131,464   
      Independent Power & Renewable Electricity Producers – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)       
  17,748     

Huaneng Power International Inc.

                   778,960   
      Industrial Conglomerates – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  11,672     

Siemens AG, Sponsored ADR, (7)

                   1,173,853   
      Insurance – 0.3% (0.2% of Total Investments)                     
  76,504     

Allinaz S.E, (7)

             1,342,645   
  27,505     

AXA-UAP, (7)

             734,384   
  47,623     

Muenchener Ruekversicherung-Gesellschaft AG (MunichRe), (7)

             950,317   
  24,713     

Sun Life Financial Inc.

                   833,075   
 

Total Insurance

                   3,860,421   
      Internet Software & Services – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  5,488     

Netease.com, Inc.

                   793,181   
      IT Services – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  27,955     

WNS Holdings Limited, (6)

                   952,427   
      Life Sciences Tools & Services – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  12,205     

ICON plc, (6)

                   779,533   
      Marine – 0.0% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  44,201     

Costamare Inc., (6)

                   621,908   
      Media – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  2,174     

Cumulus Media, Inc., (6)

             998   
  35,329     

Publicis Groupe, (7)

             573,743   
  22,352     

Tribune Media Company

             901,456   
  17,987     

Tribune Media Company, (8)

               
  5,588     

Tribune Publishing Company

                   52,751   
 

Total Media

                   1,528,948   
      Metals & Mining – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  120,977     

Alumina Limited, (7)

             367,770   
  77,871     

Compania De Minas Buenaventura

             499,153   
  54,721     

Newcrest Mining Limited, (7)

                   480,450   
 

Total Metals & Mining

                   1,347,373   
      Multi-Utilities – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  15,544     

E.ON SE, (7)

             164,788   
  46,099     

Veolia Environment S.A., ADR, (7)

                   1,071,802   
 

Total Multi-Utilities

                   1,236,590   
      Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels – 0.6% (0.4% of Total Investments)                     
  37,712     

BP PLC

             1,346,318   
  100,436     

Capital Product Partners LP

             744,231   
  25,505     

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Class A

             1,337,992   
  19,416     

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Class B Shares

             1,023,029   
  23,098     

Sasol Ltd

             742,832   
  44,526     

Statoil ASA

             719,540   
  28,980     

Total SA, Sponsored ADR

                   1,397,705   
 

Total Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

                   7,311,647   

 

  6      Nuveen Investments


Shares     Description (1)                     Value  
      Paper & Forest Products – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)                     
  55,267     

Fibria Celulose S.A

                 $ 747,210   
      Personal Products – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)                     
  24,862     

Unilever PLC

                   1,105,116   
      Pharmaceuticals – 0.7% (0.4% of Total Investments)                     
  37,370     

AstraZeneca PLC

             1,191,729   
  12,260     

Doctor Reddy’s Laboratories Limited

             794,325   
  9,975     

Endo International PLC, (6)

             598,400   
  5,596     

Novartis AG, Sponsored ADR

             506,046   
  29,475     

Novo-Nordisk A/S

             1,567,481   
  52,818     

Roche Holdings AG, Sponsored ADR, (7)

             1,791,058   
  30,063     

Sanofi-Aventis

             1,513,371   
  5,144     

Shire plc, ADR

                   1,167,945   
 

Total Pharmaceuticals

                   9,130,355   
      Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment – 0.2% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  56,540     

Infineon Technologies AG, (7)

             701,096   
  21,135     

Mellanox Technologies, Limited, (6)

             995,670   
  7,840     

NXP Semiconductors NV, (6)

             614,264   
  56,045     

Tower Semiconductor, Limited, (6)

                   748,761   
 

Total Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

                   3,059,791   
      Software – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  9,757     

Check Point Software Technology Limited, (6)

             828,760   
  25,914     

Nintendo Co., LTD., ADR, (7)

                   523,981   
 

Total Software

                   1,352,741   
      Specialty Retail – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  59,332     

Industria de Diseno Textil SA, Inditex, (7)

                   1,117,643   
      Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  54,186     

Logitech International SA

                   799,785   
      Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods – 0.0% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  8,530     

Luxottica Group SpA

                   598,465   
      Tobacco – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  12,507     

British American Tobacco PLC

                   1,477,077   
      Trading Companies & Distributors – 0.1% (0.0% of Total Investments)  
  18,487     

AerCap Holdings N.V, (6)

                   767,211   
      Transportation Infrastructure – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  9,468     

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de CV

             862,251   
  4,902     

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SA de CV

                   758,535   
 

Total Transportation Infrastructure

                   1,620,786   
      Wireless Telecommunication Services – 0.1% (0.1% of Total Investments)  
  88,463     

KDDI Corporation, (7)

             1,067,748   
  43,403     

NTT DoCoMo Inc.

                   852,001   
 

Total Wireless Telecommunication Services

                   1,919,749   
 

Total Common Stocks (cost $85,049,514)

                   84,569,215   
Shares     Description (1), (10)                     Value  
 

EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS – 0.8% (0.5% of Total Investments)

          
  113,500     

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

                 $ 9,712,195   
 

Total Exchange-Traded Funds (cost $10,001,749)

                   9,712,195   

 

Nuveen Investments     7   


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Shares     Description (1)   Coupon              Ratings (3)      Value  
 

CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED SECURITIES – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)

  

      Diversified Telecommunication Services – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)         
  60,000     

Frontier Communications Corporation

    11.125%                  N/R       $ 5,947,800   
 

Total Convertible Preferred Securities (cost $5,912,528)

                               5,947,800   
Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon      Maturity      Ratings (3)      Value  
 

CORPORATE BONDS – 26.9% (16.4% of Total Investments)

  

  
      Chemicals – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)         
$ 7,500     

Hexion Inc., (9)

    6.625%         4/15/20         B3       $ 6,356,250   
      Commercial Services & Supplies – 0.3% (0.2% of Total Investments)         
  3,900     

NES Rental Holdings Inc., 144A

    7.875%         5/01/18         B–         3,885,375   
      Communications Equipment – 2.2% (1.3% of Total Investments)         
  19,000     

Avaya Inc., 144A, (9)

    7.000%         4/01/19         B1         15,437,500   
  10,000     

Avaya Inc., 144A

    10.500%         3/01/21         CCC+         3,875,000   
  8,510     

CommScope Technologies Finance LLC, 144A, (9)

    6.000%         6/15/25         B         8,637,650   
  37,510     

Total Communications Equipment

                               27,950,150   
      Diversified Financial Services – 0.4% (0.2% of Total Investments)         
  5,015     

Argos Merger Sub Inc., 144A

    7.125%         3/15/23         B–         5,278,288   
      Diversified Telecommunication Services – 3.1% (1.9% of Total Investments)  
  4,660     

Frontier Communications Corporation, 144A

    10.500%         9/15/22         BB         4,834,750   
  10,000     

Frontier Communications Corporation, (9)

    6.250%         9/15/21         BB         8,930,000   
  6,000     

Frontier Communications Corporation

    6.875%         1/15/25         BB         5,184,582   
  11,800     

IntelSat Limited

    7.750%         6/01/21         CCC+         6,962,000   
  23,355     

IntelSat Limited, (9)

    8.125%         6/01/23         CCC+         13,837,838   
  55,815     

Total Diversified Telecommunication Services

                               39,749,170   
      Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components – 1.3% (0.8% of Total Investments)  
  14,500     

Zebra Technologies Corporation, (9)

    7.250%         10/15/22         B+         15,823,125   
      Food & Staples Retailing – 0.4% (0.3% of Total Investments)  
  5,000     

Rite Aid Corporation, 144A

    6.125%         4/01/23         B         5,387,500   
      Health Care Equipment & Supplies – 1.7% (1.0% of Total Investments)  
  15,460     

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

    8.125%         4/01/22         B3         16,348,950   
  5,600     

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

    6.750%         6/15/23         B3         5,558,000   
  21,060     

Total Health Care Equipment & Supplies

                               21,906,950   
      Health Care Providers & Services – 1.8% (1.1% of Total Investments)  
  10,000     

Community Health Systems, Inc., (9)

    6.875%         2/01/22         B+         10,075,000   
  12,500     

DJO Finco Inc / DJO Finance LLC / DJO Finance Corporation, 144A

    8.125%         6/15/21         CCC+         12,406,250   
  22,500     

Total Health Care Providers & Services

                               22,481,250   
      Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure – 1.6% (1.0% of Total Investments)  
  4,250     

Scientific Games Corporation, 144A

    7.000%         1/01/22         BB–         4,271,250   
  18,750     

Scientific Games International Inc.

    10.000%         12/01/22         B         16,593,750   
  23,000     

Total Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

                               20,865,000   
      Media – 3.5% (2.1% of Total Investments)  
  2,500     

Affinion Investments LLC

    13.500%         8/15/18         CCC–         1,125,000   
  6,860     

Altice US Finance I Corporation, 144A

    5.375%         7/15/23         BB–         6,942,320   
  10,609     

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., (9)

    9.000%         12/15/19         CCC+         8,977,866   
  40,207     

Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

    14.000%         2/01/21         CCC–         16,484,952   
  300     

Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

    9.000%         3/01/21         CCC+         246,750   
  10,000     

McGraw–Hill Global Education Holdings, (9)

    9.750%         4/01/21         BB         10,950,000   
  70,476     

Total Media

                               44,726,888   

 

  8      Nuveen Investments


Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon      Maturity      Ratings (3)      Value  
      Multiline Retail – 0.6% (0.4% of Total Investments)  
$ 7,375     

Family Tree Escrow LLC, 144A, (9)

    5.750%         3/01/23         Ba3       $ 7,771,406   
      Pharmaceuticals – 0.7% (0.4% of Total Investments)  
  3,600     

Endo Finance LLC / Endo Finco Inc., 144A

    6.000%         7/15/23         B1         3,600,000   
  5,350     

Endo Finance LLC / Endo Finco Inc., 144A

    6.000%         2/01/25         B1         5,309,874   
  8,950     

Total Pharmaceuticals

                               8,909,874   
      Real Estate Investment Trust – 1.0% (0.6% of Total Investments)  
  13,950     

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc., (9)

    8.250%         10/15/23         BB         12,896,775   
      Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment – 0.8% (0.5% of Total Investments)  
  14,000     

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., (9)

    7.000%         7/01/24         B–         9,800,000   
      Software – 0.5% (0.3% of Total Investments)  
  2,830     

Balboa Merger Sub Inc., 144A

    11.375%         12/01/21         CCC         2,730,950   
  5,000     

BMC Software Finance Inc., 144A

    8.125%         7/15/21         CCC+         3,868,750   
  7,830     

Total Software

                               6,599,700   
      Specialty Retail – 0.7% (0.4% of Total Investments)  
  9,500     

Claires Stores, Inc., 144A, (9)

    9.000%         3/15/19         B3         7,766,250   
  1,200     

Claires Stores, Inc.

    10.500%         6/01/17         CC         720,000   
  10,700     

Total Specialty Retail

                               8,486,250   
      Trading Companies & Distributors – 0.4% (0.3% of Total Investments)  
  4,650     

HD Supply Inc.

    11.500%         7/15/20         B–         5,260,313   
      Wireless Telecommunication Services – 5.4% (3.3% of Total Investments)  
  12,000     

Altice Financing SA, 144A, (9)

    6.625%         2/15/23         BB–         12,030,000   
  2,500     

Sprint Corporation

    7.250%         9/15/21         B+         2,296,875   
  41,000     

Sprint Corporation, (9)

    7.875%         9/15/23         B+         37,925,000   
  5,000     

T–Mobile USA Inc.

    6.250%         4/01/21         BB         5,162,000   
  12,000     

T–Mobile USA Inc., (9)

    6.375%         3/01/25         BB         12,030,000   
  72,500     

Total Wireless Telecommunication Services

                               69,443,875   
$ 406,231     

Total Corporate Bonds (cost $401,559,383)

                               343,578,139   
 

Total Long–Term Investments (cost $2,072,742,700)

                               1,970,222,077   
Principal
Amount (000)
    Description (1)   Coupon      Maturity              Value  
 

SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 10.2% (6.2% of Total Investments)

          
      REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS – 10.2% (6.2% of Total Investments)                           
$ 130,921     

Repurchase Agreement with Fixed Income Clearing Corporation, dated 10/30/15, repurchase price $130,921,103, collateralized by: $22,910,000 U.S. Treasury Bonds, 9.875% due 11/15/15, value $24,026,863; $34,000,000 U.S. Treasury Notes, 3.250% due 6/30/16, value $35,020,000; $37,130,000 U.S. Treasury Notes, 0.500% due 7/31/16, value $37,222,825; $2,360,000 U.S. Treasury Notes, 0.625% due 10/15/16, value $2,364,937; $33,300,000 U.S. Treasury Notes, 0.750% due 12/31/17, value $33,328,172; $1,555,000 U.S. Treasury Notes, 1.375% due 6/30/18, value $1,578,246

    0.000%         11/02/15                $ 130,921,103   
 

Total Short-Term Investments (cost $130,921,103)

                               130,921,103   
 

Total Investments (cost $2,203,663,803) – 164.3%

                               2,101,143,180   
 

Borrowings – (50.0)% (11), (12)

                               (640,000,000
 

Reverse Repurchase Agreements – (12.6)% (13)

                               (160,596,481
 

Other Assets Less Liabilities – (1.7)%

                               (21,495,493
 

Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares – 100%

                             $ 1,279,051,206   

 

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JQC    Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund   
   Portfolio of Investments (continued)    October 31, 2015 (Unaudited)

 

Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received upon selling an investment or transferring a liability in an orderly transaction to an independent buyer in the principal or most advantageous market for the investment. A three-tier hierarchy is used to maximize the use of observable market data and minimize the use of unobservable inputs and to establish classification of fair value measurements for disclosure purposes. Observable inputs reflect the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. Observable inputs are based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity. Unobservable inputs reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. Unobservable inputs are based on the best information available in the circumstances. The following is a summary of the three-tiered hierarchy of valuation input levels.

 

Level 1 –   Inputs are unadjusted and prices are determined using quoted prices in active markets for identical securities.
Level 2 –   Prices are determined using other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices for similar securities, interest rates, prepayment speeds, credit risk, etc.).
Level 3 –   Prices are determined using significant unobservable inputs (including management’s assumptions in determining the fair value of investments).

The inputs or methodologies used for valuing securities are not an indication of the risks associated with investing in those securities.

The following is a summary of the Fund’s fair value measurements as of the end of the reporting period:

 

      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Long-Term Investments:

           

Variable Rate Senior Loan Interests

   $       $ 1,526,414,728       $       $ 1,526,414,728   

Common Stocks

     52,958,031         31,611,184              84,569,215   

Exchange-Traded Funds

     9,712,195                         9,712,195   

Convertible Preferred Securities

     5,947,800                         5,947,800   

Corporate Bonds

             343,578,139                 343,578,139   

Short-Term Investments:

           

Repurchase Agreements

             130,921,103                 130,921,103   

Total

   $ 68,618,026       $ 2,032,525,154       $    $ 2,101,143,180   
* Value equals zero as of the end of the reporting period.

Income Tax Information

The following information is presented on an income tax basis. Differences between amounts for financial statement and federal income tax purposes are primarily due to timing differences in recognizing certain gains and losses on investment transactions and recognition of premium amortization. To the extent that differences arise that are permanent in nature, such amounts are reclassified within the capital accounts on the Statement of Assets and Liabilities presented in the annual report, based on their federal tax basis treatment; temporary differences do not require reclassification. Temporary and permanent differences do not impact the net asset value of the Fund.

As of October 31, 2015, the cost of investments was $2,206,585,570.

Gross unrealized appreciation and gross unrealized depreciation of investments as of October 31, 2015, were as follows:

 

Gross unrealized:

          

Appreciation

     $ 14,344,793   

Depreciation

       (119,787,183

Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) of investments

     $ (105,442,390

 

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For Fund portfolio compliance purposes, the Fund’s industry classifications refer to any one or more of the industry sub-classifications used by one or more widely recognized market indexes or ratings group indexes, and/or as defined by Fund management. This definition may not apply for purposes of this report, which may combine industry sub-classifications into sectors for reporting ease.

 

(1) All percentages shown in the Portfolio of Investments are based on net assets applicable to common shares unless otherwise noted.

 

(2) Senior loans generally are subject to mandatory and/or optional prepayment. Because of these mandatory prepayment conditions and because there may be significant economic incentives for a borrower to prepay, prepayments of senior loans may occur. As a result, the actual remaining maturity of senior loans held may be substantially less than the stated maturities shown.

 

(3) Ratings: Using the highest of Standard & Poor’s Group (“Standard & Poor’s”), Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”) rating. Ratings below BBB by Standard & Poor’s, Baa by Moody’s or BBB by Fitch are considered to be below investment grade. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by any of these national rating agencies.

 

(4) Senior loans generally pay interest at rates which are periodically adjusted by reference to a base short-term, floating lending rate plus an assigned fixed rate. These floating lending rates are generally (i) the lending rate referenced by the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), or (ii) the prime rate offered by one or more major United States banks. Senior loans may be considered restricted in that the Fund ordinarily is contractually obligated to receive approval from the agent bank and/or borrower prior to the disposition of a senior loan. The rate shown is the coupon as of the end of the reporting period.

 

(5) At or subsequent to the end of the reporting period, this security is non-income producing. Non-income producing, in the case of a fixed-income security, generally denotes that the issuer has (1) defaulted on the payment of principal or interest, (2) is under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court or (3) the Fund’s Adviser has concluded that the issue is not likely to meet its future interest payment obligations and has ceased accruing additional income on the Fund’s records.

 

(6) Non-income producing; issuer has not declared a dividend within the past twelve months.

 

(7) For fair value measurement disclosure purposes, investment classified as Level 2.

 

(8) Investment valued at fair value using methods determined in good faith by, or at the discretion of, the Board. For fair value measurement disclosure purposes, investment classified as Level 3.

 

(9) Investment, or portion of investment, has been pledged to collateralize the net payment obligations for investments in reverse repurchase agreements.

 

(10) A copy of the most recent financial statements for these exchange-traded funds can be obtained directly from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on its website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

(11) Borrowings as a percentage of Total Investments is 30.5%.

 

(12) The Fund segregates 100% of its eligible investments (excluding any investments separately pledged as collateral for specific investments in derivatives or reverse repurchase agreements, when applicable) as collateral for borrowings.

 

(13) Reverse Repurchase Agreements as a percentage of Total Investments is 7.6%

 

(DD1) Portion of investment purchased on a delayed delivery basis.

 

(WI/DD) Purchased on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis.

 

144A Investment is exempt from registration under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These investments may only be resold in transactions exempt from registration, which are normally those transactions with qualified institutional buyers.

 

TBD Senior loan purchased on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis. Certain details associated with this purchase are not known prior to the settlement date of the transaction. In addition, senior loans typically trade without accrued interest and therefore a coupon rate is not available prior to settlement. At settlement, if still unknown, the borrower or counterparty will provide the Fund with the final coupon rate and maturity date.

 

ADR American Depositary Receipt.

 

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Item 2. Controls and Procedures.

 

  a. The registrant’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, have concluded that the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”) (17 CFR 270.30a-3(c))) are effective, as of a date within 90 days of the filing date of this report that includes the disclosure required by this paragraph, based on their evaluation of the controls and procedures required by Rule 30a-3(b) under the 1940 Act (17 CFR 270.30a-3(b)) and Rule 13a-15(b) or 15d-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.13a-15(b) or 240.15d-15(b)).

 

  b. There were no changes in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the 1940 Act (17 CFR 270.30a-3(d)) that occurred during the registrant’s last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Item 3. Exhibits.

File as exhibits as part of this Form a separate certification for each principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the registrant as required by Rule 30a-2(a) under the 1940 Act (17 CFR 270.30a-2(a)), exactly as set forth below: EX-99 CERT Attached hereto.

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

(Registrant)   

Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund

  
By (Signature and Title)    /s/ Kevin J. McCarthy                                                               
   Kevin J. McCarthy   
   Vice President and Secretary   

Date: December 30, 2015

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

By (Signature and Title)    /s/ Gifford R. Zimmerman                                                        
   Gifford R. Zimmerman   
   Chief Administrative Officer (principal executive officer)   
Date: December 30, 2015      
By (Signature and Title)    /s/ Stephen D. Foy                                                                    
   Stephen D. Foy   
   Vice President and Controller (principal financial officer)   
Date: December 30, 2015