Closed-end funds' and BDC's contests can take various forms and involve a range of issues, including board election challenges, advisory agreement terminations and fund liquidations. The stakes are high, as the outcome can redefine control of the fund, its strategic direction and shareholder value. AST Fund Solutions helps fund companies minimize these distractions by organizing, advising through and managing the process.

For this reason, closed-end funds and BDC's turn to AST Fund Solutions for our Contested Proxy Solicitation Services. We offer guidance and advisory services in helping to avoid a proxy contest, and if a proxy fight is initiated by the dissident, to ensure their defeat.