Pathway Energy Infrastructure Converts to Interval Fund

On July 26, 2017, Pathway Energy Infrastructure’s board of directors approved the Company’s plan to convert to an interval fund. The change of this fundamental policy will be submitted to shareholders for a vote in a forthcoming proxy. The Company is also making adjustements to its investment strategy to focus on broader infrastructure opportunities. The new Company name will be “Pathway Capital Opportunity Fund.” Shareholders will need to vote on the change in an investment strategy as well. Details on the new structure and strategy are included in a draft registration statement

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Why aren’t there more publicly traded interval funds?

Most publicly traded interval funds do not trade on an exchange. Many people in the industry speak of interval funds as if they are always non-traded. However it is possible for an interval fund to be publicly traded. Currently, of the ~40 active or and recently launched interval funds, the Blackrock Enhanced Government Fund (EGF) is the only one that is publicly traded. Or put differently, of the >500 publicly traded closed end funds, EGF is the only one that is structured as an interval fund. It offers to repurchase 5-25% of its shares annually, and charges a repurchase fee of 2%. Since it is an interval fund, the repurchase plan can be suspended only with shareholder approval.

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