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Feb 12, 2021

Aberdeen manager says Covid ‘put real estate in the crosshairs’

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By |2021-02-16T12:30:19-05:00February 12th, 2021|

Bill Pekowitz, portfolio manager for the Aberdeen Global Premier Properties Fund, says that lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic hit brick-and-mortar retail, hotels, office space and the urban apartment sectors, [...]

Jan 28, 2021

Why closed-end directors need more than a rubber stamp

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By |2021-02-03T02:59:28-05:00January 28th, 2021|

Anne Kritzmire, an independent closed-end fund trustee, explains how the role of directors differs in closed-end funds compared to traditional mutual funds, where boards are known for passing [...]

Jan 22, 2021

Value stocks are set up for a good run in 2021 and beyond

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By |2021-01-25T15:40:02-05:00January 22nd, 2021|

Michael Roomberg, manager of the Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund, says that the end of election uncertainty -- and sustainable fiscal policy that provides a [...]

Dec 31, 2020

The good, bad and ugly of closed-end investing from 2020

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By |2021-01-04T14:06:41-05:00December 31st, 2020|

John Cole Scott of Closed-End Fund Advisors, the founding chairman of the Active Investment Company Alliance, compares 2020 to unusual years from the past, looks [...]

Dec 17, 2020

Litigation Expected as SEC’s Ruling on Boulder No-Action Letter Limits Activism

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By |2020-12-22T12:26:49-05:00December 17th, 2020|

The SEC’s decision in May to rescind the Boulder No-Action letter, allowing a closed-end fund to opt into a state control share statute without risking an enforcement action, could have a chilling effect on activism, and could face litigation for violating the Investment Company Act.

Dec 17, 2020

Closed-End Funds Finding Investment Opportunities Despite Ongoing Market Challenges

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By |2020-12-22T09:06:05-05:00December 17th, 2020|

With the US presidential election next month, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the question of whether the economy is still in a recession or in a recovery, it can be tough for managers in the closed-end fund (CEF) space to navigate that uncertainty while preserving capital.

Dec 17, 2020

Goldman Sachs Eyes Real Estate Investment Opportunities with its First Interval Fund

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By |2020-12-22T09:15:22-05:00December 17th, 2020|

Goldman Sachs has added interval funds to its growing offerings of retail alternative investments. During a keynote address at AICA’s Summer Summit on August 13th, Collin Bell, Managing Director and Global Head of Client Portfolio Management for Fundamental Equity within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said Goldman has been involved in managing money in the form of traditional ‘40 Act funds and separately managed accounts for decades, but entered the interval fund space in May with the acquisition of a real estate interval fund.

Dec 17, 2020

Managers Now Offering Term CEFs to Minimize Premium Discounts

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By |2020-12-22T09:07:40-05:00December 17th, 2020|

While closed-end funds (CEFs) have traditionally been perpetual offerings, more CEFS have term offerings that allow investors to liquidate at net asset value and minimize premium discounts.

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