Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund's investment objectives are high current income and total return. The Fund invests approximately equal proportions in the United States and foreign dividend-paying common stocks, dividend-paying common stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), emerging markets sovereign debt, and adjustable rate senior loans. The Fund expects to invest between 40% and 70% of its managed assets in equity security holdings and between 30% and 60% of its managed assets in debt security holdings. The Fund's target weighting is approximately 50% equity and 50% debt. Its investment advisor is Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC. NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC, Security Capital Research & Management Incorporated, Symphony Asset Management, LLC and Wellington Management Company LLP are the sub advisors of the Fund.