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Nuveen High Income December 2018 Target Term Fund (NYSE: JHA)

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Manager Bios

John T. Fruit, CFA

John T. Fruit, CFA
John T. Fruit, CFA - John is the head of the High-Yield Credit Sector Team and a member of the Fixed-Income Strategy Committee, which establishes investment policy for all taxable fixed-income products. As a senior fixed-income portfolio manager, he leads the High Yield Bond strategy and related institutional portfolios. He is also a member of the Emerging Markets Sector Team.

John began working in the financial industry in 1988 and joined the firm in 2001 to serve as a senior fixed-income research analyst. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Previously, he worked in fixed-income sales and trading for Firstar Bank Milwaukee and as an institutional trader for Arbor Research and Trading.

John received a B.S. in economics and international business from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation. John is a member of the CFA Institute and the Chicago Society of Security Analysts.

Jeffrey T. Schmitz, CFA

Jeffrey T. Schmitz, CFA
Jeff is the co-manager of the High Yield Bond and Real Asset Income Strategies and related institutional portfolios. He has co-managed High Yield Bond since 2008 and Real Asset Income since its inception in 2011. He is also a member of the High-Yield Credit and the Emerging Markets Sector Teams. Prior to his current role, he was a senior research analyst with the group focusing on the energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology, and emerging market corporates sectors.

He began working in the financial industry in 1987 and joined the firm in 2006. Previously, Jeff worked as a senior credit research analyst at Deephaven Capital Management and as a trading risk manager at Cargill Financial Services. He also held various risk oversight roles with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Jeff received a B.A. in finance from the University of St. Thomas and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota.

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