New York, NY-Rival factions on issues surrounding closed-end funds met recently and debated the consequences of shareholder activism, the efficacy of current corporate proxy rules and how closed-end fund advisers and shareholders should communicate.

William Bohnett, a lawyer with Fulbright & Jaworski, speaking on behalf of closed-end fund adviser interests and shareholder activist Philip Goldstein, principal of Opportunity Partners, were among the principal speakers at a conference on closed-end funds, sponsored by International Business Communications on Nov. 10.

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