Closed-End Fund Advisors ("CEFA") is a fee-based Registered Investment Advisory firm founded in 1989. Known as "The CEF Experts," Closed-End Fund Advisors has its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and reflects over 55 years of combined investment experience in closed-end funds ("CEFs") and other investment vehicles.
CEFA’s primary business is discretionary asset management. As a global manager of managers, we build portfolios for individual and institutional clients, through either direct work with clients or through financial advisors and planners. To learn more about our firm, download our firm's profile presentation.
CEFA's global investing utilizes a value approach of reasonable risk-taking, tempered by careful analysis of all the underlying factors before investing in potentially more than 40 markets worldwide.
CEFA currently manages ten investment portfolio composites styles:
- International Opportunities
- Globally Diversified Growth
- Business Development Company ("BDC")
- Hybrid Income
- Growth and Income
- Conservative Diversified
- Managed Municipal Bond Closed-End Funds
- Special Opportunities
- Diversified Tax-Sensitive Income
CEF Advisors' 26 CEF/BDC Indexes: We recently launched 26 indexes cover the entire closed-end fund (CEF) and business development company (BDC) universe. The indexes cover both bond and equity sector indexes as well as diversified portfolio objective indexes. The indexes are priced daily from our internally collected CEFData.com research system and database launched in 2012. Data will be available on the indexes for additional benchmarking purposes including weighted discount, yield, leverage, duration, beta and other metrics for the underlying constituent funds. The indexes will be rebalanced quarterly. The indexes were developed to help us monitor our client portfolios as well as help our research/data clients and peers better benchmark themselves.
The firm's index project can be monitored via: www.cefdata.com/index. We offer a performance table and a data table webpage summarizing each index. Clicking on each indexes' name opens a detailed page containing the following information: 1. Index Methodology, 2. Market Price and Net Asset Value Performance, 3. Discounts, 4. Data Characteristics, 5. Holdings' Asset Allocation, 6. Constituent Funds, and 7. Daily index market price and net asset value pricing.
Data Tables for CEF Advisors' 26 Indexes:
Performance Tables for CEF Advisors' 26 Indexes:
|Diversified Portfolio Indexes|
|1. 12 Major Sectors Index||5. Tax-Sensitive Income Index|
|2. High Income Index||6. Taxable Bond & BDC Index|
|3. Equity Income Index||7. Discount CEF/BDC Index|
|4. 60 / 40 Balanced (w/ BDCs) Index||8. Premium CEF/BDC Index|
The Scott Letter: Closed-End Fund Report is one of the few closed-end fund industry newsletters to publish interviews with closed-end fund managers. We also cover the most important issues facing closed-end fund investors.
CEFA's Closed-End Fund Universe provides weekly data on the complete closed-end fund and business development company universe. A sample copy is available for review as well as a 14-day, no-risk free trial.
CEFA's Free BDC Universe Data Page: providing the first central location that we know of, for key BDC data on all US listed public business development companies (BDCs). The data is updated weekly and we will be adding BDC educational resources to help educate investors on the sector and investment structure.
Please contact us for more information:
Toll-free: 800-356-3508 (U.S. and Canada)