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  • Offering 2 hours for CFP CE Credits.
1:00pm – 1:15pm Attendee Login and Networking at Virtual Tables
1:15pm – 1:30pm Welcome by John Cole Scott with education session:

1:30pm – 2:15pm Panel #1: “Opportunities for CEF and BDC Access through UITs”

We will be discussing the process and preferences that various UIT sponsors use to build their various funds around the CEF and BDC universe. We will discuss the portfolio creation process for a termed investment structured of the typical 15-24 months and how that impacts investment methodology and process. This will include UITs around tax-free and tax-advantaged income, taxable income and equity exposure opportunities.

Moderator: Randy Watts, Co-Founder – Advis Network


Matthew Bryant, Director, Unit Investment Trust – Guggenheim Partners
Kevin Mahn, Chief Investment Officer – SmartTrust Unit Investment Trusts
Joseph O’Malley, Thematic & Specialty Strategist, ETF & Indexed Strategies – Invesco

2:15pm – 2:30pm Networking Break
2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel #2: “Gaining Access to CEFs Through the Passive ETF Structure”

We will be discussing the ETF wrapper around access to CEFs and BDCs. We will be discussing the indexes that power and the specific funds: PCEF, XMPT, YYY, VPC and BIZD. This will include perspective on index rebalancing and how the index methodology can change over time for these perpetual passive investment vehicles.

Moderator:  Sal Licata, Director – ETF Global


Roxanna Islam, CFA, Associate Director of Research – Alerian
Herbert Blank, Senior Quantitative Analyst – ValuEngine Inc
John Cole Scott, CIO – Close-End Fund Advisors

3:15pm – 3:20pm Event Closing Remarks – John Cole Scott – AICA’s Founder & Executive Chairman
3:20pm – 4:00pm Post Event Networking with Speakers, Sponsors, Members and Fellow Attendees


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