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Thursday, October 13, 2022
3 West Club, New York City
The Forum has been submitted for 6 CFP CE Credits.

MORNING SESSIONS

8:55 - 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks
President
Capital Link
9:00 - 9:40am
CEF Industry Roundtable

Moderator:

Mariana Fariña, CFA
Research Director - CEFs & ETPs/Passive Products
Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Panelists:

Senior Vice President, Director of Closed-End Fund Products
Calamos Investments
Doug Bond
Executive VP, Head of Closed-End Funds
Cohen & Steers
Matthew J. Nealon
CPA, Managing Director, Head of CEF Business Development
Nuveen
9:45 -10:25am
Alternatives & Real Assets
REITs, Preferreds & Convertibles

Moderator:

Managing Director, Equity Research, Closed-End Funds
Stifel

Panelists:

Head of US Fixed Income
abrdn
Partner, Senior Advisor
Advent Capital Management, LLC
Brian Cordes
CAIA, Senior Vice President
Cohen & Steers
10:25 -10:50am
COFFEE BREAK

10:50 - 11:30am
New CEFs Brought to Market & Looking Ahead
(Panel organized by Clifford Chance)

Moderator:

Partner
Clifford Chance

Panelists:

Director
BlackRock
11:35 - 12:15pm
The Use of Leverage
(Panel organized by Fitch Ratings)

Moderator:

Director
Fitch Ratings

Panelists:

CFA, Associate Director
Fitch Ratings
12:25 - 2:00pm
LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

NAVIGATING THROUGH THE CHALLENGES – CAPTURING OPPORTUNITIES
Investing in a Era of Energy Transition, Inflation, Geopolitics, Cryptocurrencies

President and Chief Executive Officer
Van Eck Associates Corporation

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

2:10 - 2:50pm
BDCs Roundtable - Financing America's Growth

Moderator:

Al G. Laufenberg
CFA, Managing Director, Investment Banking
KEEFE, BRUYETTE & WOODS / Stifel

Panelists:

President
New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC)
Chairman and CEO
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (PTMN)
& Logan Ridge Finance Corporation (LRFC)
COO
Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL)
Michael Gross
Co-CEO
SLR Investment Corp (SLRC)
2:55 - 3:35pm
ETF Industry Roundtable

Moderator:

Director, Exchange Traded Products
New York Stock Exchange

Panelists:

Steve Cook
Managing Director, Head of ETFs
Harbor Capital Advisors
CFA, ETF Sales, ETF Portfolio Specialist
Neuberger Berman
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Putnam Investments
3:40 - 4:20pm
Analyst Roundtable

Moderator:

Senior Vice President, Director of Closed-End Fund Products
Calamos Investments

Panelists:

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Managing Director, Equity Research, Closed-End Funds
Stifel
Mariana Fariña, CFA
Research Director - CEFs & ETPs/Passive Products
Wells Fargo Investment Institute
4:25 – 5:30pm
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