2011 Closed-End Fund Conference
The Closed-End Fund Conference offered an informative series of panels discussing the most recent regulatory and market developments affecting closed-end funds. The conference was held on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at the Marriott Downtown in New York City.
- Matthew Bishop
American business editor and New York bureau chief for The Economist and coauthor of The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top.
- Jim VandeHei
Cofounder and executive editor of Politico, the highly influential political website and newspaper that the Washingtonian magazine hailed as a "media phenomenon."
- Eileen Rominger
Director, Division of Investment Management
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
PANEL TOPICS INCLUDED:
- Impact of Market Structure Changes on Closed-End Funds
- Trends in Initial Public Offerings
- New Leverage Options
- New Rating Agency Criteria
- Drivers of Premiums/Discounts
- Trends for Payout Policies
- Effects of New Tax Laws on Closed-End Funds
- Voting Matters for Closed-End Fund Shareholders
- Considerations Relative to Proxy Access Bylaws
In addition, a distinguished group of speakers addressed this year’s conference attendees. Matthew Bishop, American business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist, delivered the morning keynote address and signed books during the conference breakfast; Jim VandeHei, cofounder and executive editor of Politico, was the luncheon speaker; and SEC Division of Investment Management Director Eileen Rominger delivered the afternoon keynote address.
Thank you to the current sponsors of the Closed End Fund Conference.