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General American Investors Company is an independent organization. We are one of a limited number of closed-end funds in operation today, formed prior to 1940, which is characterized as “internally managed.” This means that we incur directly all costs and expenses associated with the management of our portfolio and the operation of our Company. There is no outside investment advisory company which typically provides these services under a fee-based advisory agreement or management contract.
Some of the advantages attributable to the closed-end structure include:
The Closed-End Fund Association has published a brochure titled “Understanding the Advantages of Closed-End Funds” that describes in greater detail the nature of CEFs and some of the reasons investors should consider including shares of CEFs in their personal portfolios. The brochure is available at the Association’s website: www.closed-endfunds.com. (Look for the heading on the home page marked Free Booklets, then click on Understanding the Advantages of Closed-End Funds.)