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Stephen MinarTrends and Strategies Within the Closed-End Fund Space
Stephen Minar, Vice President of BlackRock talks about distributions within closed-end funds and shares his outlook on volatility and growth within the space. Stephen also comments on the consolidation trend happening within closed-end funds and how it is effecting liquidity.

F Barry NelsonThe Benefits of Investing in Convertible Securities
F. Barry Nelson, Partner of Advent Capital Management provides his insight on the outlook for convertible securities within the current economic environment and shares some potential opportunities within the space.

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Closed-End Fund IPO Trends
This research report provides a glimpse into what trends have been emerging among CEF IPOs during the past few years, and the significant innovation in the CEF IPO market that took place in 2015.

Tortoise Talk April 2016
The first quarter ending on March 31, 2016 was a tale of two halves for the energy sector, which continued to experience volatility during the first half, but hit an inflection point midway and saw improved performance during the second half of the quarter.
Tortoise Capital Advisors

Five Ways to Implement Closed-End Funds in Your Portfolio
CEFs offer investors a unique way of accessing the potential for income and capital growth. Here are five ways investors can seek to implement CEF investments in their portfolios.

Unlock the Potential of Muni CEFs
Munis provide investors with a meaningful tax-advantage and discounts add to the appeal.

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Investing in Healthcare and Biotechnology
Daniel R. Omstead, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
TEKLA Capital Management LLC


Create an Income Stream from Your Portfolio
Investment strategies in a turbulent market

Moderator: Jon Diorio — BlackRock
Rennie McConnochie — Aberdeen Asset Management
Ed Russell — Tortoise Capital Advisors
Mike Taggart — Nuveen Investments


Advisor Summit – Key Takeaways
Review the quick takeaways from the recent Advisor Summit in Washington D.C.

Preferred Securities & Closed-End Funds
Doug Baker, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Nuveen Asset Management

Top Asset Classes 1 Day Avg
Pacific Ex Japan Funds 0.69%
Core Funds 0.42%
Emerging Markets Funds 0.30%
Sector Equity Funds ** 0.30%
Utility Funds 0.29%
Bottom Asset Classes 1 Day Avg
Emg Mkts HC Debt Funds -0.07%
Corp Debt BBB Leveraged -0.02%
Corp Debt BBB Rated Fds -0.02%
Global Income Funds -0.01%
Natural Resources Funds 0.00%

Average Asset Class performance at NAV as of 5/27/2016
** New Fund(s) within last six months, based on inception date of fund.
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