MPV: Well-Run Middle Market Loans CEF

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  • Barings Participation Investors is a long-term running CEF from the Barings platform, having IPOed in 1988.
  • The CEF's primary objective is current yield, and its long-term performance is reflective of that.
  • The fund is currently trading at a very high discount of -14.72% to net asset value.
  • The fund is well-run with an extremely low 5-year Standard Deviation of only 6.86 and a Sharpe ratio above 1.
  • This article covers CEFs from our suite of products - we focus on CEFs, yield-generating options strategies, and macro portfolio allocation, targeting overall yearly portfolio returns of 9%+.

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Barings Participation Investors (NYSE:MPV) is a closed end fund from the Barings platform. The fund IPOed in 1988 and provides a retail investor with access to the privately placed middle market loans space. The CEF's primary objective is current


Holdings (Semi-Annual Report)

where is my industry

Top Industries (Fund Fact Sheet)


Top Holdings (Fund Fact Sheet)


YTD Total Return (Seeking Alpha)


5Y Total Return (Seeking Alpha)


Average Annual Returns (Semi-Annual Report)

big discount

Premium/Discount to NAV (Morningstar)

where is my dividend

Dividend Information (Fund Website)

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