Closed End Funds (CEFs) 101-301

When:  Oct 26, 2021 from 15:00 to 16:00 (ET)
The October 2021 Investment Planning Knowledge Circle will be held on Tuesday, October 26th at 3 pm ET.

Guest speaker Jerry Paul will be presenting, "Closed End Funds (CEFs) 101-301."

Mr. Paul will provide a closed end funds basics overview, discuss the pros and cons of CEF investing and provide and overview of the CEF strategies he uses within his portfolios.

JERRY PAUL, CFA, is Senior Vice President of Fixed Income and serves as Portfolio Manager of the ICON Flexible Bond Fund and Co-Portfolio Manager of the ICON Equity Income Fund. He is also a member of the ICON Investment Committee. Mr. Paul was named Morningstar’s Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 1999 while he managed high yield bonds for INVESCO. Mr. Paul’s professional investment experience includes over forty years in fixed income portfolio management and research. Prior to joining ICON, Mr. Paul’s career in investment management and research spanned several roles, including: 

• INVESCO Funds Group; Senior Vice President, Director of Fixed Income 
and Portfolio Manager
• Stein Roe & Farnham; Senior Vice President, Director of Fixed Income 
Research and Portfolio Manager
• Century Life of America; Vice President, Investments

Mr. Paul also served as the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for fixed income, closed end funds and hedging strategies at Essential Investment Partners. Furthermore, Mr. Paul founded Quixote Capital Management LLC, a boutique firm focused on merger arbitrage.

Mr. Paul holds a BBA from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. In his free time, he is involved in community and charitable organizations. He serves on the board of directors and investment committee of the Community First Foundation. 

Mr. Paul holds the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.