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NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund

RECENT NEWS: October 19, 2022

On 10/19/2022, NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund wins 2022 HFM U.S. Performance Awards. The Fund won in the Event Driven Over $1 Billion category.

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Investment Objective

Seeks to achieve positive absolute returns

Distribution Calendar

Quarter Record Ex-Date Pay Date
Q1 3/24/2023 3/23/2023 3/31/2023
Q2 6/23/2023 6/22/2023 6/30/2023
Q3 9/25/2023 9/22/2023 9/29/2022
Q4 12/22/2023 12/21/2023 12/29/2023

*See distribution policy below

Investment Strategy

Invest in publicly announced mergers to capture the spread between the current price of a target company and the announced offer price for that company

Investment Rationale

  • Alternative investment that seeks to reduce overall portfolio volatility and correlation
  • Potential alternative or complement to fixed income given similar levels of risk & volatility

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Portfolio Managers

James Dondero | Founder, NexPoint
James Dondero is the founder of NexPoint. In addition to overseeing the group’s business and investment activities, Mr. Dondero serves as the portfolio manager of NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund, Event Driven Fund, and Climate Tech Fund. He is also an officer and director at NexPoint’s publicly traded REITs.

Scott Johnson | Portfolio Manager, NexPoint
Mr. Johnson is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at NexPoint Advisors, L.P. He has over 25 years of investment management experience with extensive experience  in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and long/short hedge funds.

Contact Information

Shareholder Services
NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund
(877) 665-1287

Sales Consultants
NexPoint Sales Desk (Main)
(833) 697-7253

Fund News


NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund Named Best Event Driven Fund Over $1 Billion at HFM U.S. Performance Awards

DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NexPoint, a multibillion-dollar alternative investment firm, announced today that the NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund (the "Fund") won a 2022 HFM U.S. Performance Award. The Fund won in the Event…
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September 28, 2021 in NMAF, PRESS RELEASE

NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund Earns Spot on HFM U.S. Performance Awards Shortlist in Two Categories

DALLAS – September 28, 2021 – NexPoint, a multibillion-dollar alternative investment platform, announced today that the NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund (the “Fund”) was recognized on the shortlist for the HFM…
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November 11, 2020 in FEATURED, NMAF, PRESS RELEASE

NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund Named Best Merger Arbitrage Fund at HFM U.S. Performance Awards

DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2020 -- The NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund (the "Fund") was recognized as the top fund in the Merger Arbitrage category at the HFM U.S. Performance Awards. Winners were announced…
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October 5, 2020 in NMAF, PRESS RELEASE

NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund Earns Spot on 2022 HFM U.S. Performance Awards Shortlist in Three Categories

DALLAS – October 5, 2020 – NexPoint, an alternative investment platform comprised of a group of investment advisers and sponsors, a broker-dealer, and a suite of related investment vehicles, announced…
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Fund Update : August 12, 2021 Distribution Policy

On 8/12/2021, The Board of Trustees approved a new distribution schedule that distributions paid by the Fund are made quarterly instead of annually and at a constant and fixed rate that will reset annually to a rate equal to 5.0% of the Fund’s net asset value per share. The December distribution may exceed 1.25% as it may also include any outstanding capital gains and ordinary income above the 5.0% annual target distribution.

We anticipate the Fund’s distributions will be primarily comprised of short-term realized gains (which is taxed as ordinary income) and other ordinary income.

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