Apr 26, 2022

Interval Funds are a Fast-Growing Alternative Investment Vehicle

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Interval Funds are an increasingly popular way for investors to access alternative investments. Manager like the interval structure as a route to more retail-oriented assets while staying true their investment processes. Investors like the funds as a means to access alternative strategies that offer low correlation to traditional investments. The features of the Interval Fund structure, a hybrid between private funds and mutual funds, is what makes them so appealing.

Jun 15, 2021

Managers Starting to Favor Interval Funds for Structured Credit Finance

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As banks have faced greater regulatory scrutiny since the adoption of Dodd-Frank in 2008, interval funds are becoming the new liquidity provider in structured credit finance. During the Alternative Credit Investing panel during the Active Investment Company Alliance’s (AICA) Interval Fund Boot Camp and Manager Spotlight on March 31, Christian Aymond, a Principal at A3 Financial Investments, noted that alternative credit assets work best in an interval fund structure, in large part because the funds do not have to offer daily liquidity.

Jun 15, 2021

Low Interest Rates and Wider Spreads Providing Greater Opportunities for Fixed Income Interval Funds

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Credit investments can be seen as an insurance policy, and the best time to make these investments is right after a great deal of dispersion and volatility in the markets, as we saw in 2020. Following last year’s market volatility, spreads are currently widest, and managers and investors are essentially paid to take on more risk right now.

Dec 17, 2020

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

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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.