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Fast Growing Fund Structure Offering Investors Increased Access to Alternative Investments

Richmond, VA, October 2, 2018

CEF Advisors announces it’s launch of data coverage for the interval closed-end fund structure (iCEF) on This adds to their offering full and robust data October 2 Image for iCEF Press Release in Blogcoverage of all US listed closed-end funds and Business Development Companies (BDCs) since 2012, including the only known public profile pages for BDCs.

iCEFs have been growing in popularity as an alternative investment vehicle in recent years even though the first interval fund is almost 30 years old and the SEC officially recognized iCEFs in 1992. According to our database there are 42 funds with $29 Billion in assets compared to the $280 billion in 564 listed CEF/BDC fund universe. The SEC has approved 17 iCEFs from January 1, 2017 through August 30, 2018 and 10 CEF/BDC fund sponsors have launched at least one iCEF. Read more…

ABC’s Of Interval Funds: An Introduction to Closed-Ended Interval Funds

Interval funds (iCEFs) are growing in popularity as an alternative investment vehicle. The SEC officially authorized iCEFs in 1992 as a best of both world’s alternative to closed-ended and open-ended funds. iCEFs had a slow start, the second iCEF wasn’t created until 2001 and the third fund formed in 2005. The structure is a small (0.1%) portion of the overall multitrillion dollar fund industry. However, iCEFs are growing assets quickly, in the 50% range annually with 42 current funds with a combined $28.52B in AUM as of August 31, 2018. This compares to CEF/BDC listed AUM of $280 billion in 564 funds according to Read more…

Chuck Jaffe MoneyLife “Market Call” Interview of John Cole Scott, CIO at CEF Advisors on October 1, 2018.

MoneyLifeliveJohn Cole Scott was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on Money Life on October 1, 2018. Click here to listen to John discuss the following Tickers:
AEF, DNI, EXD, GHY, KTF; during “Hold It or Fold It:” BIF, GOF, JPC, CCD, FMO

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right click HERE to download the file and listen another time.

MoneyLife host Chuck Jaffe is senior columnist for MarketWatch. His weekly columns are syndicated nationally, and his “Your Funds” column is the most widely read feature on mutual fund investing in America. He is also the host of “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe,” a weekday radio show/podcast. In 2009, Chuck was named to MutualFundWire’s list of the 40 Most Influential People in Fund Distribution, the only journalist ever to make the list. Learn more on their website:

Check Out the SmartTrust CEFA Select BDC Trust strategy video

Smartrust ImageClick on the link and on the thumbnail to hear John Cole Scott’s analysis on SmartTrust’s CEFA Select BDC Trust strategy video.



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Check Out John Cole Scott’s Appearance on The Street’s Webcast “Why Closed-End Funds Could Deliver a Powerful Income Portfolio Boost”

Click on the link below to listen to CEFA’s John Cole Scott give his insights on The Streets September JCS-Street-2016-0417, 2018 webcast titled “Why Closed-End Funds Could Deliver a Powerful Income Portfolio Boost”.

Check Out CEF Advisors’ Latest Webinar “The ABCs of BDCs and Closed-End Funds” from August 28, 2018

John Cole Scott held the latest “ABCs of BDCs and Closed-End Funds” webinar on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Check out the replay or view the slides to hear John talk about: ABCs of BDCs Intro Slide 8282018

1. How to balance the risk/reward for CEFA’s Trifecta Analysis: discount capture, sustainable dividends and manager performance (NAV total return).
2. Current and historical trends for the universe of 600 funds.
3. How to build a hypothetical taxable and IRA account using the funds.

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See John Cole Scott Quoted in Kiplinger’s article ” 3 Ways to Earn 5% to 9% from Closed-End Funds”

John Cole Scott was just quoted in a May 10, 2018 Kiplinger article by Tom Petruno titled Kiplinger red logo“3 Ways to Earn 5% to 9% from Closed-End Funds”. Click on the link below to see what John had to say.


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