The average closed-end fund through Friday March 20th is down around 40%. Discounts widened; NAVs and market prices both fell. NAV movements reflect both bear market pricing and a lack of trading in the market, a shortage of bids. Most funds are levered (including 90% of bond funds), and leverage magnifies results on the way up and down.
The Active Investment Company Alliance conference that will be held in New York City on November 6th is specifically designed for advisors interested in closed-end funds (CEFs), business development companies (BDCs) and interval funds, the conference boasts a diverse and top-notch speaker line-up: Conference Page: www.AICalliance.org/NYC2019Event
Sophisticated retail investors have known for a long time how closed-end funds and business development companies can provide them with diversified, dependable access to less liquid but higher yielding asset classes than are typically available through mainstream investment products.
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