Karpus Investment Management is a fee-based, investment advisory firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We provided balanced and specialty management of portfolios which can include cash, fixed-income (taxable and tax-sensitive), domestic equity and international equity portfolio management. For long-term investors, we structure a diversified portfolio designed according to your investment goals and risk tolerance.

Investment Philosophy

  • Conservative, long-term management: KIM’s first priority is preservation of capital.
  • Diversification between closed-end, open-end and exchange traded funds as market conditions dictate.
  • Right size: We are large enough to deploy resources for uncovering market inefficiencies—such as opportunities in closed-end funds—yet nimble enough to take advantage of these opportunities on your behalf.
  • Individual asset allocation: We offer individually managed accounts according to your investment goals and objectives. We can also take into account outside tax events, such as capital gains and losses, for higher after-tax returns.
  • Personal service: KIM professionals are available according to your needs. We are experienced in personal trust administration and tax reporting and can work with your tax and legal advisers to ensure seamless coordination.
  • KIM monitors markets to uncover overlooked securities that offer the potential for value.
  • KIM employs trading strategies for the timing of asset purchases and sales.
  • KIM manages its own employee benefit plan. We eat our own cooking.

Company History

KIM was founded in 1986 by George Karpus, formerly a Senior Trust Investment Officer of a large commercial bank. With ownership by employees, the company has grown to include a management team that brings experience in investment management, client services and operations. KIM manages approximately $3 billion in client assets for institutions and individuals. For more than 30 years, the firm has been helping clients reach their goals in bull markets, bear markets and everything in between.

Close-up: George Karpus began his investment career in 1969 with Bache and Co. Later, he joined Marine Midland Bank and was part of the bank’s investment policy committee. He co-founded Karpus Investment Management in 1986. In 2003, George was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year*. He has been quoted in numerous leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s and Forbes.

For more information about how to put Karpus Investment Management to work for you, contact us today.

* Staff Reports. “E&Y Honors Entrepreneurs.” Democrat and Chronicle , 28 June 2003, pp. 16D–16D.

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