2013 Outlook - Closed-End Fund Leverage

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Fitch Ratings will discuss trends in closed-end funds' use of leverage. The presentation will address the following topics:

  • Stable rating outlook tied to strong market value-based redemption triggers;
  • High asset coverage means more cushion against volatility;
  • Capital structures are evolving;
  • New leverage profiles mean new risks.

Introductory Remarks By: Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link, Inc.

Featured Presenters:

  • Ian Rasmussen, Senior Director, Fund & Asset Manager Rating Group, Fitch Ratings
  • Yuriy Layvand, CFA, Director, Fund & Asset Manager Rating Group, Fitch Ratings
  • Greg Fayvilevich, Associate Director, Fund & Asset Manager Rating Group, Fitch Ratings

Webinar Structure

The webinar will consist of a 30-minute presentation given by three experts. A Q&A session will follow, lasting for 10 minutes. Please note that the webinar will be archived and available for audio replay.

Q&A Session - Submitting Questions

Participants can submit questions to the panelists prior to or during the event through the special feature on the event page, by emailing questions@CapitalLinkWebinars.com, or tweeting @capitallink. The Q&A portion of the webinar is 10 minutes long.

The 2013 Outlook - Closed-End Fund Leverage webinar is organized by Capital Link, a New York-based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm.

Registrants can download the PowerPoint presentation from this webcast by registering.


This webinar will also be available on demand at any time after the live broadcast.

Who Should Attend?

Broker-Dealers, Certified Financial Planners, Certified Trust and Financial Advisors, Closed-End Funds Issuers, Financial Advisors, Financial Media, Financial Planners, Hedge Fund Managers, Index Providers, Institutional Investors, Insurance Companies, Investment Consultants, Lawyers, Pension Fund Managers, Prime Brokers, Private Banks

About Fitch Ratings

Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data. Offering a world of knowledge and experience behind every opinion, we transform information to deliver meaning and utility to investors, issuers and other market participants. 

Fitch Ratings' global expertise draws on local market knowledge and spans across the fixed-income universe.

The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Ratings is part of the Fitch Group, a jointly-owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A. and Hearst Corporation.


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