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.
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.
Although indiscriminate volatility has caused valuations to decline significantly since March, managers have been able to take advantage of lower prices to cheaply buy some company equities.
In today's low-interest-rate environment, principal perseveration a key fundamental present in bond strategies and managers must find yield without taking on too much undo risk.
There has been an ongoing trend of new issuances in taxable municipal closed-end funds (CEFs), particularly from institutional and foreign investors as yields have been higher than other debt products.