Investment Company Act file number811-00266 

Tri-Continental Corporation 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter) 

225 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Christopher O. Petersen
c/o Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC
225 Franklin Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02110 

Ryan C. Larrenaga, Esq. 

c/o Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC 

225 Franklin Street 

Boston, MA 02110
(Name and address of agent for service)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (800) 345-6611 

Date of fiscal year end:  December 31 

Date of reporting period:  December 31, 2020 

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Item 1. Reports to Stockholders. 

Annual Report
December 31, 2020
Tri-Continental Corporation
Beginning on January 1, 2021, as permitted by regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, paper copies of the Fund’s annual and semiannual stockholder reports like this one are no longer sent by mail, unless you specifically request paper copies of the reports. Instead, the reports are made available on the Fund’s website (columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/), and each time a report is posted you will be notified by mail and provided with a website address to access the report.
If you have already elected to receive stockholder reports electronically, you will not be affected by this change and you need not take any action. You may elect to receive stockholder reports and other communications from the Fund electronically at any time by contacting your financial intermediary (such as a broker-dealer or bank) or, for Fund shares held directly with the Fund, by calling 800.345.6611, option 3, or by enrolling in “eDelivery” by logging into your account at columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/.
You may elect to receive all future stockholder reports in paper free of charge. If you invest through a financial intermediary, you can contact your financial intermediary to request that you continue receiving paper copies of your stockholder reports. If you invest directly with the Fund, you can call 800.345.6611, option 3, to let the Fund know you wish to continue receiving paper copies of your stockholder reports. Your election to receive paper reports will apply to the Fund and all other Columbia Funds held in your account if you invest through a financial intermediary or to the Fund and all other Columbia Funds held with the fund complex if you invest directly with the Fund.
Not Federally Insured • No Financial Institution Guarantee • May Lose Value

Letter to the Stockholders
Dear Stockholders,
We are pleased to present the annual stockholder report for Tri-Continental Corporation (the Fund). The report includes the Fund’s investment results, a discussion with the Fund’s portfolio managers, the portfolio of investments and financial statements as of December 31, 2020.
The Fund’s common shares (Common Stock) returned 14.17%, based on net asset value, and 11.31%, based on market price, for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020. During the same 12-month period, the S&P 500 Index returned 18.40% and the Fund’s Blended Benchmark returned 19.16%.
During 2020, the Fund paid four distributions in accordance with its distribution policy that aggregated to $1.6355 per share of Common Stock of the Fund. These distributions were based upon amounts distributed by underlying portfolio companies owned by the Fund. The Fund has paid dividends on its Common Stock for 76 consecutive years.
Information about the Fund, including daily pricing, current performance, Fund holdings, stockholder reports, the current prospectus for the Fund, distributions and other information can be found at columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/ under the Closed-End Funds tab.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank you for your continued support of Tri-Continental Corporation.
Catherine James Paglia
Chair of the Board
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Tri-Continental Corporation (the Fund) mails one stockholder report to each stockholder address. If you would like more than one report, please call shareholder services at 800.345.6611, option 3 and additional reports will be sent to you.
Proxy voting policies and procedures
The policy of the Board of Directors is to vote the proxies of the companies in which the Fund holds investments consistent with the procedures as stated in the SAI. You may obtain a copy of the SAI without charge by calling 800.345.6611, option 3; contacting your financial intermediary; visiting columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/; or searching the website of the SEC at sec.gov. Information regarding how the Fund voted proxies relating to portfolio securities is filed with the SEC by August 31st for the most recent 12-month period ending June 30th of that year, and is available without charge by visiting columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/, or searching the website of the SEC at sec.gov.
Quarterly schedule of investments
The Fund files a complete schedule of portfolio holdings with the SEC for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-PORT. The Fund’s Form N-PORT filings are available on the SEC’s website at sec.gov. The Fund’s complete schedule of portfolio holdings, as filed on Form N-PORT, can also be obtained without charge, upon request, by calling 800.345.6611, option 3.
Additional Fund information
For more information about the Fund, please visit columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/ or call 800.345.6611, option 3. Customer Service Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.
Fund investment manager
Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (the Investment Manager)
225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Fund servicing agent
Columbia Management Investment Services Corp.
P.O. Box 219371
Kansas City, MO 64121-9371
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Fund at a Glance
Investment objective
The Fund seeks future growth of both capital and income while providing reasonable current income.
Portfolio management
David King, CFA
Co-Portfolio Manager
Managed Fund since 2011
Yan Jin
Co-Portfolio Manager
Managed Fund since 2012
Peter Albanese
Co-Portfolio Manager
Managed Fund since 2014
Raghavendran Sivaraman, Ph.D., CFA
Co-Portfolio Manager
Managed Fund since April 2020
Grace Lee, CAIA
Co-Portfolio Manager
Managed Fund since October 2020
Average annual total returns (%) (for the period ended December 31, 2020)
    Inception 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Market Price 01/05/29 11.31 14.69 13.09
Net Asset Value 01/05/29 14.17 13.80 12.78
S&P 500 Index   18.40 15.22 13.88
Blended Benchmark   19.16 13.62 11.93
The performance information shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information shown. You may obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end by visiting columbiathreadneedleus.com/investor/.
Returns reflect changes in market price or net asset value, as applicable, and assume reinvestment of distributions. Returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that investors may pay on distributions or the sale of shares.
The S&P 500 Index, an unmanaged index, measures the performance of 500 widely held, large-capitalization U.S. stocks and is frequently used as a general measure of market performance.
The Blended Benchmark, a weighted custom composite established by the Investment Manager, consists of a 50% weighting in the S&P 500 Index, a 16.68% weighting in the Russell 1000 Value Index, a 16.66% weighting in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate Investment Grade & High Yield Index and a 16.66% weighting in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Convertible Composite Index.
Indices are not available for investment, are not professionally managed and do not reflect sales charges, fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Securities in the Fund may not match those in an index.
Fund performance may be significantly negatively impacted by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted economies and capital markets around the world in ways that will likely continue and may change in unforeseen ways for an indeterminate period. The COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate pre-existing political, social and economic risks in certain countries and globally.
Price Per Share
  December 31, 2020 September 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 March 31, 2020
Market Price ($) 29.47 25.93 24.71 20.91
Net Asset Value ($) 33.26 29.93 28.33 24.18
Distributions Paid Per Common Share(a)
Payable Date Per Share Amount ($)
March 26, 2020 0.2650
June 25, 2020 0.4898(b)
September 24, 2020 0.2622
December 24, 2020 0.6185(c)
(a) Preferred Stockholders were paid dividends totaling $2.50 per share.
(b) Includes a distribution of $0.2824 from ordinary income and a capital gain distribution of $0.2074 per share.
(c) Includes a distribution of $0.2561 from ordinary income and a capital gain distribution of $0.3624 per share.
The net asset value of the Fund’s shares may not always correspond to the market price of such shares. Common stock of many closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is subject to stock market risk, which is the risk that stock prices overall will decline over short or long periods, adversely affecting the value of an investment in the Fund.
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Fund at a Glance   (continued)
Portfolio breakdown (%) (at December 31, 2020)
Common Stocks 68.4
Convertible Bonds 7.7
Convertible Preferred Stocks 6.8
Corporate Bonds & Notes 13.9
Limited Partnerships 0.6
Money Market Funds 1.7
Preferred Debt 0.5
Senior Loans 0.4
Warrants 0.0(a)
Total 100.0
(a) Rounds to zero.
Percentages indicated are based upon total investments excluding investments in derivatives, if any. The Fund’s portfolio composition is subject to change.
Equity sector breakdown (%) (at December 31, 2020)
Communication Services 8.8
Consumer Discretionary 10.5
Consumer Staples 6.6
Energy 3.1
Financials 13.1
Health Care 13.5
Industrials 8.8
Information Technology 24.5
Materials 2.8
Real Estate 3.8
Utilities 4.5
Total 100.0
Percentages indicated are based upon total long equity investments. The Fund’s portfolio composition is subject to change.
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Manager Discussion of Fund Performance
For the 12-month period that ended December 31, 2020, the Fund’s common stock returned 14.17% at net asset value and 11.31% at market price. The Fund produced solid double-digit absolute gains but underperformed its Blended Benchmark, which returned 19.16% and the S&P 500 Index, which rose 18.40%, for the same time period.
The Fund is divided into two approximately equal segments, each of which is managed with its own approach. The equity segment uses quantitative models to select individual stocks. The flexible capital income segment invests across a company’s investable capital structure, including stocks, bonds and convertible securities. The Fund’s equity portfolio underperformed its Blended Benchmark and the Fund’s flexible capital income segment underperformed its Blended Benchmark.
Market overview
In the first months of 2020, global financial markets were battered by news concerning the spread of COVID-19. Before the last full week of March, the S&P 500 Index had declined by approximately 30% since hitting its peak on February 19. For the first quarter overall, the S&P 500 Index fell 19.60%, even after moving sharply higher during a three-day rally in late March on news the U.S. federal government had passed a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus bill. Additionally, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) took swift and substantial action as did other central banks around the world. The Fed announced “unlimited” quantitative easing and enormous support for credit markets and reduced its targeted federal funds rate to zero. The impact of the pandemic included a significant rise in U.S. unemployment.
U.S. equities then rose in the subsequent three quarters of the annual period, reflecting the strong rebound in investor sentiment from the fear-driven market of the first quarter. However, in September 2020, the U.S. equity markets declined. Headwinds included an unwinding of extended valuations, delays in additional fiscal stimulus, uncertainty around the then-upcoming U.S. presidential elections, and the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 and its accompanying lockdowns. The sell-off, which continued in October, was marked by increased volatility. November and December 2020 saw a robust rally in U.S. equity markets on positive COVID-19 vaccine news. Also, a contested U.S. presidential election was officially resolved in mid-December when the electoral college confirmed Joe Biden’s victory, removing a source of uncertainty that had weighed on the markets. Equity markets also floated higher in the last few days of the fourth quarter on the hopes and then delivery of a fifth round of fiscal stimulus from Washington D.C. Investors were further cheered by indications the Fed would keep interest rates near zero indefinitely. Even adverse headlines — including another round of lockdowns and the emergence of a new COVID-19 strain — did little to diminish investors’ enthusiasm.
The Fund’s notable detractors during the period
The Fund’s equity segment:
We divide the metrics for our stock selection model into three broad categories — quality, value and catalyst. We then rank the securities within a sector/industry from “1” (most attractive) to “5” (least attractive) based upon the metrics within these categories. During the annual period, the stock selection model’s performance was negative overall. While the quality and catalyst themes performed well, they were more than offset by the significant negative guidance of the value theme.
As usual, the Fund maintained a relatively neutral stance on sector allocation, though sector allocation did detract from relative performance during the annual period.
Stock selection in the information technology sector was the primary detractor from the Fund’s relative performance, followed at some distance by consumer staples and consumer discretionary.
Among the individual stocks detracting most from relative performance were semiconductor bellwether Intel and domestic airline Southwest Airlines.
Intel’s shares fell, as the company was plagued during the annual period by production process delays and a drop in data center sales. The portfolio’s overweight in Intel was established based on strong value and catalyst metrics, but the models provided negative stock selection guidance.
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Manager Discussion of Fund Performance  (continued)
Southwest Airlines, like others in the industry, was crushed, as both leisure and business air traffic demand cratered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While its shares recovered a bit since mid-year 2020, they ended down for the year. The portfolio’s overweight in Southwest Airlines was established based on our value and quality themes, but the models delivered negative guidance.
Having underweights in information technology giant Apple and e-commerce behemoth Amazon.com also detracted from relative performance.
Shares of Apple enjoyed robust gains during the annual period on heightened demand amid the work-at-home, stay-at-home lifestyle most have been experiencing since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The portfolio’s underweight in Apple, however, was due to stock selection guidance by our value theme, which indicated the company’s stock had grown expensive. We maintained an underweight but did increase the Fund’s position in Apple later in the annual period.
Shares of Amazon.com soared, as the company was among the biggest beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home trend, reporting robust strength in revenues from e-commerce, subscription services and its Amazon Web Services division. The portfolio’s underweight in Amazon.com was established based on a weak value theme score and a neutral quality score.
The Fund’s flexible capital segment:
Within equities, allocations to consumer staples, utilities and energy detracted from performance.
Individual holdings Valero Energy Corporation and Chevron Corporation within energy and Citigroup Inc. within financials delivered negative results.
Within convertibles, consumer staples, energy and financials sectors were areas of weaker performance.
Convertibles of Chesapeake Energy and Energizer Holdings struggled during the period.
The Fund’s allocation to fixed income during the period weighed on results. An allocation to Hertz detracted from performance. Although the company is in Chapter 11 reorganization, we expected recovery values would be higher than current prices. We therefore continue to hold the position.
The Fund’s notable contributors during the period
The Fund’s equity segment:
Stock selection in the real estate and industrials sectors contributed most positively to the Fund’s relative performance during the annual period.
Among the Fund’s greatest individual positive contributors were Broadcom, an American fabless semiconductor company, QUALCOMM, which operates as a multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company, and Fortinet, which provides network security software and systems services.
Broadcom exceeded earnings estimates and raised its forward guidance during the second half of the period, helping it outperform its industry peers.
QUALCOMM’s shares rallied during the annual period due to strong handset demand for cellphones and given its exposure to 5G technology adoption. The portfolio’s overweight to QUALCOMM was held based on high scores from all three of our stock selection themes — quality, catalyst and value.
Shares of Fortinet rose on the company’s reports of solid earnings that beat consensus estimates throughout the annual period. The portfolio’s overweight in Fortinet was favored by all three of our models, which delivered effective stock selection guidance.
Having an underweight position in integrated energy company Exxon Mobil also contributed positively to the Fund’s relative results during the annual period. Exxon Mobil’s shares fell significantly, as did virtually all energy stocks, as both lower demand globally amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the supply shock caused by the Russia-OPEC production
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Manager Discussion of Fund Performance  (continued)
  war early in the calendar year drove a plunge in crude oil prices. The decision to underweight the position in Exxon Mobil was due primarily to a strong negative catalyst score and, to a lesser degree, to neutral to slightly negative guidance provided by our quality and value themes.
The Fund’s flexible capital segment:
Within equities, information technology led the way for the segment, particularly the semiconductor companies Broadcom and Texas Instruments.
Industrials was another strong area for the Fund’s equity holdings, in particular United Parcel Service (UPS).
Within materials, Dow and Nutrien contributed.
The Fund’s convertible securities, particularly those in the consumer discretionary and health care sectors, delivered strong gains.
Carnival, the cruise line, was a top convertible position earlier in the year. We sold Carnival after it more than doubled in the second quarter.
In the health care sector, a position in Novavax convertibles made a positive contribution to results. Novavax is a contender in the COVID-19 vaccine field and the outbreak alerted the market to the company’s intellectual properties.
Market risk may affect a single issuer, sector of the economy, industry or the market as a whole. Foreign investments subject the Fund to risks, including political, economic, market, social and others within a particular country, as well as to currency instabilities and less stringent financial and accounting standards generally applicable to U.S. issuers. Risks are enhanced for emerging market issuers. The Fund’s use of leverage allows for investment exposure in excess of net assets, thereby magnifying volatility of returns and risk of loss. Non-investment-grade (high-yield or junk) securities present greater price volatility and more risk to principal and income than higher rated securities. Convertible securities are subject to issuer default risk. A rise in interest rates may result in a price decline of convertible securities held by the Fund. Falling rates may result in the Fund investing in lower yielding securities, lowering the Fund’s income and yield. The Fund may also be forced to convert a convertible security at an inopportune time, which may decrease the Fund’s return. Investing in derivatives is a specialized activity that involves special risks, which may result in significant losses. See the Fund’s prospectus for more information on these and other risks.
The views expressed in this report reflect the current views of the respective parties. These views are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, so actual outcomes and results may differ significantly from the views expressed. These views are subject to change at any time based upon economic, market or other conditions and the respective parties disclaim any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied on as investment advice and, because investment decisions for a Columbia fund are based on numerous factors, may not be relied on as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any particular Columbia fund. References to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation or investment advice.
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Portfolio of Investments
December 31, 2020
(Percentages represent value of investments compared to net assets)
Investments in securities
Common Stocks 68.1%
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Communication Services 6.3%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 1.4%
AT&T, Inc. 285,000 8,196,600
Verizon Communications, Inc. 298,000 17,507,500
Total   25,704,100
Entertainment 1.1%
Activision Blizzard, Inc. 55,200 5,125,320
Electronic Arts, Inc. 98,800 14,187,680
Total   19,313,000
Interactive Media & Services 3.3%
Alphabet, Inc., Class A(a) 21,825 38,251,368
Facebook, Inc., Class A(a) 77,500 21,169,900
Total   59,421,268
Media 0.5%
Comcast Corp., Class A 102,500 5,371,000
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) 120,400 2,831,808
Total   8,202,808
Total Communication Services 112,641,176
Consumer Discretionary 7.1%
Automobiles 0.3%
Tesla Motors, Inc.(a) 8,200 5,786,494
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 1.1%
Darden Restaurants, Inc. 27,500 3,275,800
Domino’s Pizza, Inc. 2,100 805,266
Extended Stay America, Inc. 325,000 4,813,250
Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. 56,000 6,230,560
Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 110,000 4,934,600
Total   20,059,476
Household Durables 1.1%
Newell Brands, Inc. 296,900 6,303,187
PulteGroup, Inc. 219,100 9,447,592
Whirlpool Corp. 24,000 4,331,760
Total   20,082,539
Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 1.9%
Amazon.com, Inc.(a) 8,670 28,237,583
Etsy, Inc.(a) 29,800 5,301,718
Total   33,539,301
Multiline Retail 0.8%
Target Corp. 82,300 14,528,419
Specialty Retail 1.8%
Best Buy Co., Inc. 107,000 10,677,530
Home Depot, Inc. (The) 31,200 8,287,344
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. 77,400 12,423,474
Total   31,388,348
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods 0.1%
Hanesbrands, Inc. 119,900 1,748,142
Total Consumer Discretionary 127,132,719
Consumer Staples 4.7%
Food & Staples Retailing 1.0%
Kroger Co. (The) 410,100 13,024,776
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 115,000 4,586,200
Total   17,610,976
Food Products 0.8%
General Mills, Inc. 66,400 3,904,320
JM Smucker Co. (The) 37,500 4,335,000
Kraft Heinz Co. (The) 173,400 6,010,044
Total   14,249,364
Household Products 1.1%
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 100,650 13,570,640
Procter & Gamble Co. (The) 52,800 7,346,592
Total   20,917,232
Tobacco 1.8%
Altria Group, Inc. 382,900 15,698,900
Philip Morris International, Inc. 194,800 16,127,492
Total   31,826,392
Total Consumer Staples 84,603,964
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Portfolio of Investments  (continued)
December 31, 2020
Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Energy 1.8%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 1.8%
Chevron Corp. 5,400 456,030
ConocoPhillips Co. 136,900 5,474,631
EOG Resources, Inc. 54,200 2,702,954
HollyFrontier Corp. 296,300 7,659,355
Valero Energy Corp. 117,000 6,618,690
Williams Companies, Inc. (The) 435,000 8,721,750
Total   31,633,410
Total Energy 31,633,410
Financials 8.9%
Banks 3.2%
Citigroup, Inc. 303,400 18,707,644
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. 418,600 14,969,136
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 77,500 9,847,925
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 57,500 8,567,500
Zions Bancorp 120,000 5,212,800
Total   57,305,005
Capital Markets 3.6%
Ares Capital Corp. 550,000 9,289,500
BlackRock, Inc. 24,150 17,425,191
Morgan Stanley 281,000 19,256,930
S&P Global, Inc. 25,700 8,448,361
State Street Corp. 72,800 5,298,384
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 8,400 1,271,676
TCG BDC, Inc. 250,000 2,565,000
Total   63,555,042
Insurance 1.4%
Allstate Corp. (The) 146,200 16,071,766
MetLife, Inc. 179,900 8,446,305
Total   24,518,071
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) 0.7%
Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. 145,000 3,991,850
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. 475,000 9,167,500
Total   13,159,350
Total Financials 158,537,468
Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Health Care 8.4%
Biotechnology 1.6%
AbbVie, Inc. 161,520 17,306,868
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(a) 22,170 3,463,841
BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.(a) 32,600 2,858,694
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(a) 19,638 4,641,245
Total   28,270,648
Health Care Equipment & Supplies 1.6%
Abbott Laboratories 170,600 18,678,994
Dentsply Sirona, Inc. 70,160 3,673,577
Hologic, Inc.(a) 52,400 3,816,292
Medtronic PLC 11,700 1,370,538
Total   27,539,401
Health Care Providers & Services 1.5%
Cardinal Health, Inc. 47,200 2,528,032
DaVita, Inc.(a) 22,500 2,641,500
HCA Healthcare, Inc. 102,600 16,873,596
Humana, Inc. 12,900 5,292,483
Total   27,335,611
Life Sciences Tools & Services 0.3%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 12,300 5,729,094
Pharmaceuticals 3.4%
Amryt Pharma PLC, ADR(a) 100,000 1,416,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 238,500 14,794,155
Johnson & Johnson 205,300 32,310,114
Merck & Co., Inc. 153,700 12,572,660
Total   61,092,929
Total Health Care 149,967,683
Industrials 6.1%
Aerospace & Defense 0.5%
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 135,000 9,653,850
Air Freight & Logistics 0.5%
United Parcel Service, Inc., Class B 52,500 8,841,000
Airlines 0.1%
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 26,100 1,049,481
Southwest Airlines Co. 24,200 1,127,962
Total   2,177,443
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Portfolio of Investments  (continued)
December 31, 2020
Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Building Products 0.3%
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. 52,200 4,474,584
Construction & Engineering 0.5%
Quanta Services, Inc. 121,300 8,736,026
Electrical Equipment 1.3%
Eaton Corp. PLC 198,600 23,859,804
Machinery 1.6%
Caterpillar, Inc. 42,500 7,735,850
Deere & Co. 59,600 16,035,380
Parker-Hannifin Corp. 5,500 1,498,255
Pentair PLC 23,700 1,258,233
Snap-On, Inc. 7,400 1,266,436
Total   27,794,154
Professional Services 0.2%
Robert Half International, Inc. 57,500 3,592,600
Road & Rail 1.1%
CSX Corp. 43,800 3,974,850
Norfolk Southern Corp. 32,300 7,674,803
Union Pacific Corp. 39,100 8,141,402
Total   19,791,055
Total Industrials 108,920,516
Information Technology 17.9%
Communications Equipment 1.6%
Cisco Systems, Inc. 626,600 28,040,350
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 0.7%
Corning, Inc. 200,000 7,200,000
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. 260,000 5,384,600
Total   12,584,600
IT Services 2.4%
International Business Machines Corp. 72,500 9,126,300
MasterCard, Inc., Class A 67,200 23,986,368
VeriSign, Inc.(a) 44,700 9,673,080
Total   42,785,748
Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 3.6%
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(a) 18,400 1,687,464
Broadcom, Inc. 80,000 35,028,000
Intel Corp. 260,600 12,983,092
KLA Corp. 22,000 5,696,020
Texas Instruments, Inc. 55,000 9,027,150
Total   64,421,726
Software 5.8%
Adobe, Inc.(a) 26,800 13,403,216
Autodesk, Inc.(a) 57,800 17,648,652
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(a) 13,100 1,787,233
Fortinet, Inc.(a) 101,300 15,046,089
Microsoft Corp. 206,800 45,996,456
NortonLifeLock, Inc. 400,000 8,312,000
Total   102,193,646
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.8%
Apple, Inc.(b) 413,600 54,880,584
HP, Inc. 315,000 7,745,850
Seagate Technology PLC 90,000 5,594,400
Total   68,220,834
Total Information Technology 318,246,904
Materials 2.1%
Chemicals 1.4%
Dow, Inc. 274,500 15,234,750
LyondellBasell Industries NV, Class A 31,400 2,878,124
Mosaic Co. (The) 100,200 2,305,602
Nutrien Ltd. 100,000 4,816,000
Total   25,234,476
Containers & Packaging 0.1%
International Paper Co. 34,300 1,705,396
Metals & Mining 0.6%
Newmont Corp. 165,300 9,899,817
Nucor Corp. 25,500 1,356,345
Total   11,256,162
Total Materials 38,196,034
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Common Stocks (continued)
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Real Estate 2.6%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) 2.6%
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. 40,000 7,128,800
American Tower Corp. 22,990 5,160,335
Crown Castle International Corp. 30,000 4,775,700
Duke Realty Corp. 110,000 4,396,700
Equinix, Inc. 7,300 5,213,514
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 450,000 9,805,500
Prologis, Inc. 35,900 3,577,794
Weyerhaeuser Co. 165,100 5,535,803
Total   45,594,146
Total Real Estate 45,594,146
Utilities 2.2%
Electric Utilities 1.7%
Duke Energy Corp. 50,000 4,578,000
Edison International 110,000 6,910,200
Exelon Corp. 94,000 3,968,680
NRG Energy, Inc. 290,500 10,908,275
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 57,500 4,597,125
Total   30,962,280
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 0.3%
AES Corp. (The) 212,900 5,003,150
Multi-Utilities 0.2%
DTE Energy Co. 9,900 1,201,959
Sempra Energy 12,900 1,643,589
Total   2,845,548
Total Utilities 38,810,978
Total Common Stocks
(Cost $941,690,919)
Convertible Bonds 7.7%
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Airlines 0.5%
Air Canada(c)
07/01/2025 4.000%   5,500,000 8,112,500
Cable and Satellite 0.5%
DISH Network Corp.
08/15/2026 3.375%   9,500,000 9,055,701
Convertible Bonds (continued)
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Consumer Cyclical Services 0.3%
Zillow Group, Inc.
05/15/2025 2.750%   2,700,000 5,612,681
Health Care 0.7%
02/01/2024 2.625%   3,100,000 4,333,395
Invacare Corp.
11/15/2024 5.000%   4,000,000 3,812,487
Novavax, Inc.
02/01/2023 3.750%   3,800,000 4,787,278
Total 12,933,160
Home Construction 0.2%
SunPower Corp.
01/15/2023 4.000%   3,200,000 4,136,779
Independent Energy 0.0%
Chesapeake Energy Corp.(d)
09/15/2026 0.000%   9,000,000 405,000
Leisure 0.7%
NCL Corp., Ltd.(c)
08/01/2025 5.375%   4,000,000 6,768,674
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd(c)
06/15/2023 4.250%   4,200,000 5,582,824
Total 12,351,498
Life Insurance 0.4%
05/15/2021 7.250%   6,500,000 7,484,945
Other Financial Institutions 0.4%
RWT Holdings, Inc.
10/01/2025 5.750%   6,750,000 6,404,402
Other Industry 0.3%
Green Plains, Inc.
09/01/2022 4.125%   4,600,000 4,383,639
Other REIT 0.3%
Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.
05/05/2022 4.375%   4,910,000 4,900,671
Pharmaceuticals 1.7%
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(c)
04/01/2025 5.000%   1,687,570 2,016,646
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
10/01/2024 1.500%   5,500,000 5,043,160
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Convertible Bonds (continued)
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Clovis Oncology, Inc.
05/01/2025 1.250%   9,300,000 6,450,480
Insmed, Inc.
01/15/2025 1.750%   4,000,000 4,488,846
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
07/01/2023 3.250%   4,300,000 3,314,910
Radius Health, Inc.
09/01/2024 3.000%   5,700,000 5,094,879
Tilray, Inc.
10/01/2023 5.000%   5,250,000 4,410,000
Total 30,818,921
Property & Casualty 0.2%
MGIC Investment Corp.(c),(e)
Junior Subordinated
04/01/2063 9.000%   3,011,000 3,933,079
Retailers 0.8%
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(c)
04/15/2025 3.750%   2,000,000 4,870,465
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.(c)
04/15/2025 3.250%   2,500,000 4,451,563
Guess?, Inc.
04/15/2024 2.000%   5,000,000 5,559,606
Total 14,881,634
Technology 0.7%
Avaya Holdings Corp.
06/15/2023 2.250%   4,700,000 4,895,816
Microchip Technology, Inc.
Junior Subordinated
02/15/2037 2.250%   3,300,000 6,718,411
Total 11,614,227
Total Convertible Bonds
(Cost $123,626,616)
Convertible Preferred Stocks 6.7%
Issuer   Shares Value ($)
Communication Services 0.3%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 0.3%
2020 Cash Mandatory Exchangeable Trust(c) 5.250% 4,100 4,914,547
Total Communication Services 4,914,547
Consumer Discretionary 0.8%
Auto Components 0.4%
Aptiv PLC 5.500% 47,500 7,329,250
Convertible Preferred Stocks (continued)
Issuer   Shares Value ($)
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 0.4%
2020 Mandatory Exchangeable Trust(c) 6.500% 3,200 6,432,119
Total Consumer Discretionary 13,761,369
Consumer Staples 0.2%
Household Products 0.2%
Energizer Holdings, Inc. 7.500% 50,000 4,483,742
Total Consumer Staples 4,483,742
Financials 1.0%
Capital Markets 0.6%
AMG Capital Trust II 5.150% 130,000 6,465,059
KKR & Co., Inc. 6.000% 75,000 4,521,000
Total     10,986,059
Insurance 0.4%
Assurant, Inc. 6.500% 52,500 6,742,033
Total Financials 17,728,092
Health Care 1.8%
Health Care Equipment & Supplies 1.1%
Becton Dickinson and Co. 6.000% 125,000 6,910,000
Boston Scientific Corp. 5.500% 60,000 6,546,960
Danaher Corp. 4.750% 200 301,764
Danaher Corp. 5.000% 5,000 6,462,900
Total     20,221,624
Health Care Technology 0.3%
Change Healthcare, Inc. 6.000% 72,500 4,644,350
Life Sciences Tools & Services 0.4%
Avantor, Inc. 6.250% 80,000 7,112,800
Total Health Care 31,978,774
Industrials 0.5%
Machinery 0.5%
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 5.250% 80,000 8,947,200
Total Industrials 8,947,200
Information Technology 0.6%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 0.4%
II-VI, Inc. 6.000% 23,500 7,468,877
IT Services 0.2%
Sabre Corp. 6.500% 27,000 4,210,327
Total Information Technology 11,679,204
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Convertible Preferred Stocks (continued)
Issuer   Shares Value ($)
Real Estate 0.3%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) 0.3%
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. 6.500% 34,500 4,858,759
Total Real Estate 4,858,759
Utilities 1.2%
Electric Utilities 0.5%
NextEra Energy, Inc. 6.219% 175,000 8,989,750
Multi-Utilities 0.7%
DTE Energy Co. 6.250% 270,000 12,997,800
Total Utilities 21,987,550
Total Convertible Preferred Stocks
(Cost $102,425,965)
Corporate Bonds & Notes 13.8%
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Aerospace & Defense 0.7%
Rolls-Royce PLC(c)
10/15/2027 5.750%   4,667,000 5,167,831
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.(c)
04/15/2025 7.500%   6,300,000 6,782,881
Total 11,950,712
Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges 0.5%
LPL Holdings, Inc.(c)
09/15/2025 5.750%   7,850,000 8,115,776
Cable and Satellite 0.4%
Gogo Intermediate Holdings LLC/Finance Co., Inc.(c)
05/01/2024 9.875%   4,200,000 4,497,397
Telesat Canada/LLC(c)
10/15/2027 6.500%   2,286,000 2,390,153
Total 6,887,550
Chemicals 0.5%
Innophos Holdings, Inc.(c)
02/15/2028 9.375%   4,300,000 4,739,742
Starfruit Finco BV/US Holdco LLC(c)
10/01/2026 8.000%   4,600,000 4,903,890
Total 9,643,632
Consumer Cyclical Services 0.3%
Uber Technologies, Inc.(c)
09/15/2027 7.500%   2,100,000 2,316,973
01/15/2028 6.250%   2,365,000 2,571,744
Total 4,888,717
Corporate Bonds & Notes (continued)
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Consumer Products 0.1%
Mattel, Inc.
10/01/2040 6.200%   1,430,000 1,668,869
11/01/2041 5.450%   745,000 817,998
Total 2,486,867
Finance Companies 1.0%
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC(c)
10/01/2025 6.500%   6,000,000 6,266,684
08/01/2027 9.750%   2,760,000 3,171,852
Springleaf Finance Corp.
03/15/2025 6.875%   7,500,000 8,718,604
Total 18,157,140
Food and Beverage 0.6%
Chobani LLC/Finance Corp., Inc.(c)
04/15/2025 7.500%   4,197,000 4,397,653
United Natural Foods, Inc.(c)
10/15/2028 6.750%   5,580,000 5,832,530
Total 10,230,183
Gaming 0.3%
Colt Merger Sub, Inc.(c)
07/01/2027 8.125%   4,106,000 4,544,621
Health Care 0.9%
Quotient Ltd.(c),(f),(g)
04/15/2024 12.000%   2,170,000 2,170,000
04/15/2024 12.000%   930,000 930,000
Surgery Center Holdings, Inc.(c)
07/01/2025 6.750%   6,100,000 6,217,189
Tenet Healthcare Corp.(c)
10/01/2028 6.125%   5,979,000 6,225,448
Total 15,542,637
Independent Energy 0.8%
Indigo Natural Resources LLC(c)
02/15/2026 6.875%   8,500,000 8,712,500
Talos Production LLC/Finance, Inc.
04/03/2022 11.000%   6,136,177 6,318,421
Total 15,030,921
Leisure 0.8%
Cedar Fair LP/Canada’s Wonderland Co./Magnum Management Corp./Millennium Operations LLC(c)
10/01/2028 6.500%   4,100,000 4,438,244
NCL Corp., Ltd.(c)
05/15/2024 12.250%   3,700,000 4,460,577
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Corporate Bonds & Notes (continued)
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.(c)
06/15/2023 9.125%   4,272,000 4,645,672
Total 13,544,493
Media and Entertainment 0.6%
Lions Gate Capital Holdings LLC(c)
11/01/2024 5.875%   7,450,000 7,567,069
Meredith Corp.
02/01/2026 6.875%   3,700,000 3,624,559
Total 11,191,628
Metals and Mining 0.6%
CONSOL Energy, Inc.(c)
11/15/2025 11.000%   4,200,000 3,144,017
Constellium NV(c)
03/01/2025 6.625%   4,500,000 4,597,748
Warrior Met Coal, Inc.(c)
11/01/2024 8.000%   3,832,000 3,932,559
Total 11,674,324
Midstream 0.2%
Rockpoint Gas Storage Canada Ltd.(c)
03/31/2023 7.000%   4,216,000 4,227,848
Oil Field Services 0.2%
Nabors Industries Ltd.(c)
01/15/2026 7.250%   3,447,000 2,414,854
01/15/2028 7.500%   854,000 583,787
Total 2,998,641
Other Industry 0.3%
WeWork Companies, Inc.(c)
05/01/2025 7.875%   7,700,000 5,214,434
Packaging 1.4%
ARD Finance SA(c),(h)
06/30/2027 6.500%   8,000,000 8,515,612
BWAY Holding Co.(c)
04/15/2025 7.250%   8,500,000 8,627,323
01/15/2025 6.875%   7,290,000 7,412,008
Total 24,554,943
Pharmaceuticals 0.5%
Bausch Health Companies, Inc.(c)
01/30/2028 5.000%   1,228,000 1,264,652
01/30/2030 5.250%   7,028,000 7,367,815
Total 8,632,467
Corporate Bonds & Notes (continued)
Issuer Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Restaurants 0.5%
Dave & Buster’s, Inc.(c)
11/01/2025 7.625%   4,200,000 4,420,959
IRB Holding Corp.(c)
02/15/2026 6.750%   4,200,000 4,347,010
Total 8,767,969
Retailers 0.5%
Academy Ltd.(c)
11/15/2027 6.000%   4,667,000 4,899,937
L Brands, Inc.(c)
10/01/2030 6.625%   4,200,000 4,640,481
Total 9,540,418
Supermarkets 0.5%
Safeway, Inc.
02/01/2031 7.250%   7,512,000 8,807,340
Technology 1.2%
Avaya, Inc.(c)
09/15/2028 6.125%   4,509,000 4,815,065
Diebold Nixdorf, Inc.(c)
07/15/2025 9.375%   2,300,000 2,563,419
Diebold, Inc.
04/15/2024 8.500%   6,600,000 6,682,619
Plantronics, Inc.(c)
05/31/2023 5.500%   4,300,000 4,313,881
Sabre GLBL, Inc.(c)
04/15/2025 9.250%   1,800,000 2,145,563
09/01/2025 7.375%   923,000 1,004,074
Total 21,524,621
Transportation Services 0.2%
Hertz Corp. (The)(c),(d)
10/15/2024 0.000%   3,500,000 1,849,210
08/01/2026 0.000%   4,500,000 2,389,981
Total 4,239,191
Wirelines 0.2%
Front Range BidCo, Inc.(c)
03/01/2028 6.125%   4,000,000 4,238,928
Total Corporate Bonds & Notes
(Cost $241,652,075)
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Limited Partnerships 0.6%
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Energy 0.6%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 0.6%
Enviva Partners LP 102,500 4,655,550
Rattler Midstream LP 450,000 4,266,000
Summit Midstream Partners LP 112,000 1,398,880
Total   10,320,430
Total Energy 10,320,430
Total Limited Partnerships
(Cost $17,794,720)
Preferred Debt 0.5%
Issuer Coupon
  Shares Value ($)
Banking 0.2%
Citigroup Capital XIII(e)
10/30/2040 6.584%   145,000 4,132,500
Finance Companies 0.3%
GMAC Capital Trust I(e)
02/15/2040 6.006%   160,000 4,328,000
Total Preferred Debt
(Cost $7,843,901)
Senior Loans 0.4%
Borrower Coupon
Amount ($)
Value ($)
Oil Field Services 0.4%
BCP Raptor LLC/EagleClaw Midstream Ventures(i),(j)
Term Loan
3-month USD LIBOR + 4.250%
Floor 1.000%
5.250%   7,723,860 7,052,888
Total Senior Loans
(Cost $7,662,521)
Warrants —%
Issuer Shares Value ($)
Energy —%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels —%
Goodrich Petroleum Corp.(a),(f),(g) 16,334 0
Total Energy 0
Total Warrants
(Cost $—)
Money Market Funds 1.7%
  Shares Value ($)
Columbia Short-Term Cash Fund, 0.107%(k),(l) 30,453,443 30,450,397
JPMorgan U.S. Government Money Market Fund, Agency Shares, 0.006%(k) 4,655 4,655
Total Money Market Funds
(Cost $30,454,663)
Total Investments in Securities
(Cost: $1,473,151,380)
Other Assets & Liabilities, Net   8,193,887
Net Assets 1,782,771,830
At December 31, 2020, securities and/or cash totaling $1,736,912 were pledged as collateral.
Investments in derivatives
Long futures contracts
Description Number of
appreciation ($)
depreciation ($)
S&P 500 Index E-mini 105 03/2021 USD 19,681,200 407,490
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Notes to Portfolio of Investments
(a) Non-income producing investment.
(b) This security or a portion of this security has been pledged as collateral in connection with derivative contracts.
(c) Represents privately placed and other securities and instruments exempt from Securities and Exchange Commission registration (collectively, private placements), such as Section 4(a)(2) and Rule 144A eligible securities, which are often sold only to qualified institutional buyers. At December 31, 2020, the total value of these securities amounted to $264,564,953, which represents 14.84% of total net assets.
(d) Represents securities that have defaulted on payment of interest. The Fund has stopped accruing interest on these securities. At December 31, 2020, the total value of these securities amounted to $4,644,191, which represents 0.26% of total net assets.
(e) Represents a variable rate security with a step coupon where the rate adjusts according to a schedule for a series of periods, typically lower for an initial period and then increasing to a higher coupon rate thereafter. The interest rate shown was the current rate as of December 31, 2020.
(f) Represents fair value as determined in good faith under procedures approved by the Board of Directors. At December 31, 2020, the total value of these securities amounted to $3,100,000, which represents 0.17% of total net assets.
(g) Valuation based on significant unobservable inputs.
(h) Payment-in-kind security. Interest can be paid by issuing additional par of the security or in cash.
(i) The stated interest rate represents the weighted average interest rate at December 31, 2020 of contracts within the senior loan facility. Interest rates on contracts are primarily determined either weekly, monthly or quarterly by reference to the indicated base lending rate and spread and the reset period. These base lending rates are primarily the LIBOR and other short-term rates. Base lending rates may be subject to a floor or minimum rate. The interest rate for senior loans purchased on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis will be determined upon settlement, therefore no interest rate is disclosed. Senior loans often require prepayments from excess cash flows or permit the borrowers to repay at their election. The degree to which borrowers repay, cannot be predicted with accuracy. As a result, remaining maturities of senior loans may be less than the stated maturities. Generally, the Fund is contractually obligated to receive approval from the agent bank and/or borrower prior to the disposition of a senior loan.
(j) Variable rate security. The interest rate shown was the current rate as of December 31, 2020.
(k) The rate shown is the seven-day current annualized yield at December 31, 2020.
(l) As defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, an affiliated company is one in which the Fund owns 5% or more of the company’s outstanding voting securities, or a company which is under common ownership or control with the Fund. The value of the holdings and transactions in these affiliated companies during the year ended December 31, 2020 are as follows:
Affiliated issuers Beginning
of period($)
Purchases($) Sales($) Net change in
End of
Realized gain
Dividends($) End of
period shares
Columbia Short-Term Cash Fund, 0.107%
  14,272,519 139,401,202 (123,223,713) 389 30,450,397 (788) 49,868 30,453,443
Abbreviation Legend
ADR American Depositary Receipt
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate
Currency Legend
USD US Dollar
Fair value measurements
The Fund categorizes its fair value measurements according to a three-level hierarchy that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by prioritizing that the most observable input be used when available. Observable inputs are those that market participants would use in pricing an investment based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity. Unobservable inputs are those that reflect the Fund’s assumptions about the information market participants would use in pricing an investment. An investment’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is deemed significant to the asset’s or liability’s fair value measurement. The input levels are not necessarily an indication of the risk or liquidity associated with investments at that level. For example, certain U.S. government securities are generally high quality and liquid, however, they are reflected as Level 2 because the inputs used to determine fair value may not always be quoted prices in an active market.
Fair value inputs are summarized in the three broad levels listed below:
Level 1 — Valuations based on quoted prices for investments in active markets that the Fund has the ability to access at the measurement date. Valuation adjustments are not applied to Level 1 investments.
Level 2 — Valuations based on other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices for similar securities, interest rates, prepayment speeds, credit risks, etc.).
Level 3 — Valuations based on significant unobservable inputs (including the Fund’s own assumptions and judgment in determining the fair value of investments).
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Fair value measurements  (continued)
Inputs that are used in determining fair value of an investment may include price information, credit data, volatility statistics, and other factors. These inputs can be either observable or unobservable. The availability of observable inputs can vary between investments, and is affected by various factors such as the type of investment, and the volume and level of activity for that investment or similar investments in the marketplace. The inputs will be considered by the Investment Manager, along with any other relevant factors in the calculation of an investment’s fair value. The Fund uses prices and inputs that are current as of the measurement date, which may include periods of market dislocations. During these periods, the availability of prices and inputs may be reduced for many investments. This condition could cause an investment to be reclassified between the various levels within the hierarchy.
Investments falling into the Level 3 category are primarily supported by quoted prices from brokers and dealers participating in the market for those investments. However, these may be classified as Level 3 investments due to lack of market transparency and corroboration to support these quoted prices. Additionally, valuation models may be used as the pricing source for any remaining investments classified as Level 3. These models may rely on one or more significant unobservable inputs and/or significant assumptions by the Investment Manager. Inputs used in valuations may include, but are not limited to, financial statement analysis, capital account balances, discount rates and estimated cash flows, and comparable company data.
Under the direction of the Fund’s Board of Directors (the Board), the Investment Manager’s Valuation Committee (the Committee) is responsible for overseeing the valuation procedures approved by the Board. The Committee consists of voting and non-voting members from various groups within the Investment Manager’s organization, including operations and accounting, trading and investments, compliance, risk management and legal.
The Committee meets at least monthly to review and approve valuation matters, which may include a description of specific valuation determinations, data regarding pricing information received from approved pricing vendors and brokers and the results of Board-approved valuation control policies and procedures (the Policies). The Policies address, among other things, instances when market quotations are or are not readily available, including recommendations of third party pricing vendors and a determination of appropriate pricing methodologies; events that require specific valuation determinations and assessment of fair value techniques; securities with a potential for stale pricing, including those that are illiquid, restricted, or in default; and the effectiveness of third party pricing vendors, including periodic reviews of vendors. The Committee meets more frequently, as needed, to discuss additional valuation matters, which may include the need to review back-testing results, review time-sensitive information or approve related valuation actions. The Committee reports to the Board, with members of the Committee meeting with the Board at each of its regularly scheduled meetings to discuss valuation matters and actions during the period, similar to those described earlier.
The following table is a summary of the inputs used to value the Fund’s investments at December 31, 2020:
  Level 1 ($) Level 2 ($) Level 3 ($) Total ($)
Investments in Securities        
Common Stocks        
Communication Services 112,641,176 112,641,176
Consumer Discretionary 127,132,719 127,132,719
Consumer Staples 84,603,964 84,603,964
Energy 31,633,410 31,633,410
Financials 158,537,468 158,537,468
Health Care 149,967,683 149,967,683
Industrials 108,920,516 108,920,516
Information Technology 318,246,904 318,246,904
Materials 38,196,034 38,196,034
Real Estate 45,594,146 45,594,146
Utilities 38,810,978 38,810,978
Total Common Stocks 1,214,284,998 1,214,284,998
Convertible Bonds 137,028,837 137,028,837
Convertible Preferred Stocks        
Communication Services 4,914,547 4,914,547
Consumer Discretionary 13,761,369 13,761,369
Consumer Staples 4,483,742 4,483,742
Financials 17,728,092 17,728,092
Health Care 31,978,774 31,978,774
Industrials 8,947,200 8,947,200
Information Technology 11,679,204 11,679,204
Real Estate 4,858,759 4,858,759
Utilities 21,987,550 21,987,550
Total Convertible Preferred Stocks 120,339,237 120,339,237
Corporate Bonds & Notes 243,536,001 3,100,000 246,636,001
Limited Partnerships        
Energy 10,320,430 10,320,430
Total Limited Partnerships 10,320,430 10,320,430
Preferred Debt 8,460,500 8,460,500
Senior Loans 7,052,888 7,052,888
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Portfolio of Investments  (continued)
December 31, 2020
Fair value measurements  (continued)
  Level 1 ($) Level 2 ($) Level 3 ($) Total ($)
Energy 0* 0*
Total Warrants 0* 0*
Money Market Funds 30,455,052 30,455,052
Total Investments in Securities 1,263,520,980 507,956,963 3,100,000 1,774,577,943
Investments in Derivatives        
Futures Contracts 407,490 407,490
Total 1,263,928,470 507,956,963 3,100,000 1,774,985,433
* Rounds to zero.
See the Portfolio of Investments for all investment classifications not indicated in the table.
The Fund’s assets assigned to the Level 2 input category are generally valued using the market approach, in which a security’s value is determined through reference to prices and information from market transactions for similar or identical assets.
Derivative instruments are valued at unrealized appreciation (depreciation).
The Fund does not hold any significant investments (greater than one percent of net assets) categorized as Level 3.
The accompanying Notes to Portfolio of Investments are an integral part of this statement.
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Statement of Assets and Liabilities
December 31, 2020
Investments in securities, at value  
Unaffiliated issuers (cost $1,442,701,372) $1,744,127,546
Affiliated issuers (cost $30,450,008) 30,450,397
Cash 123,907
Receivable for:  
Investments sold 1,589,258
Dividends 2,747,517
Interest 5,473,830
Foreign tax reclaims 21,271
Variation margin for futures contracts 129,150
Prepaid expenses 68,204
Other assets 43,681
Total assets 1,784,774,761
Payable for:  
Investments purchased 620,086
Common Stock payable 591,242
Preferred Stock dividends 470,463
Management services fees 19,832
Stockholder servicing and transfer agent fees 10,211
Compensation of board members 257,955
Stockholders’ meeting fees 1,665
Compensation of chief compliance officer 350
Other expenses 31,127
Total liabilities 2,002,931
Net assets $1,782,771,830
Preferred Stock 37,637,000
Net assets for Common Stock 1,745,134,830
Represented by  
$2.50 Cumulative Preferred Stock, $50 par value, assets coverage per share $2,368  
Shares issued and outstanding — 752,740 37,637,000
Common Stock, $0.50 par value:  
Shares issued and outstanding — 52,472,153 26,236,077
Capital surplus 1,411,296,995
Total distributable earnings (loss) 307,601,758
Net assets $1,782,771,830
Net asset value per share of outstanding Common Stock $33.26
Market price per share of Common Stock $29.47
The accompanying Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Statement of Operations
Year Ended December 31, 2020
Net investment income  
Dividends — unaffiliated issuers $41,133,289
Dividends — affiliated issuers 49,868
Interest 22,247,801
Foreign taxes withheld (22,911)
Total income 63,408,047
Management services fees 6,563,546
Stockholder servicing and transfer agent fees 390,614
Compensation of board members 91,104
Custodian fees 19,588
Printing and postage fees 105,118
Stockholders’ meeting fees 71,136
Audit fees 50,250
Legal fees 49,846
Compensation of chief compliance officer 343
Other 231,565
Total expenses 7,573,110
Net investment income(a) 55,834,937
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) — net  
Net realized gain (loss) on:  
Investments — unaffiliated issuers 31,393,406
Investments — affiliated issuers (788)
Foreign currency translations (50)
Futures contracts 315,939
Net realized gain 31,708,507
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:  
Investments — unaffiliated issuers 110,216,124
Investments — affiliated issuers 389
Foreign currency translations (697)
Futures contracts 201,649
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) 110,417,465
Net realized and unrealized gain 142,125,972
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $197,960,909
(a) Net investment income for Common Stock is $53,953,087, which is net of Preferred Stock dividends of $1,881,850.
The accompanying Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Statement of Changes in Net Assets
  Year Ended
December 31, 2020
Year Ended
December 31, 2019
Net investment income $55,834,937 $54,453,061
Net realized gain 31,708,507 55,259,826
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) 110,417,465 231,584,558
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations 197,960,909 341,297,445
Distributions to stockholders    
Net investment income and net realized gains    
Preferred Stock (1,881,850) (1,881,850)
Common Stock (86,080,144) (102,133,705)
Total distributions to stockholders (87,961,994) (104,015,555)
Decrease in net assets from capital stock activity (29,264,700) (4,092,488)
Total increase in net assets 80,734,215 233,189,402
Net assets at beginning of year 1,702,037,615 1,468,848,213
Net assets at end of year $1,782,771,830 $1,702,037,615
  Year Ended Year Ended
  December 31, 2020 December 31, 2019
  Shares Dollars ($) Shares Dollars ($)
Capital stock activity
Common Stock issued at market price in distributions 1,283,479 33,546,887 1,584,799 43,420,364
Common Stock issued to cash purchase plan participants 54,644 1,390,226 62,596 1,702,919
Common Stock purchased from cash purchase plan participants (602,938) (15,517,297) (698,672) (18,805,476)
Common Stock purchased in the open market (1,906,453) (48,684,516) (1,158,674) (30,410,295)
Total net decrease (1,171,268) (29,264,700) (209,951) (4,092,488)
The accompanying Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Financial Highlights
Per share operating performance data is designed to allow investors to trace the operating performance, on a per Common Stock share basis, from the beginning net asset value to the ending net asset value, so that investors can understand what effect the individual items have on their investment, assuming it was held throughout the period. Generally, the per share amounts are derived by converting the actual dollar amounts incurred for each item, as disclosed in the financial statements, to their equivalent per Common Stock share amounts, using average Common Stock shares outstanding during the period.
Total return measures the Fund’s performance assuming that investors purchased shares of the Fund at the market price or net asset value as of the beginning of the period, invested all distributions paid, as provided for in the Fund’s Prospectus and then sold their shares at the closing market price or net asset value per share on the last day of the period. The computations do not reflect any sales commissions or transaction costs you may incur in purchasing or selling shares of the Fund, or taxes investors may incur on distributions or on the sale of shares of the Fund, and are not annualized for periods of less than one year.
The portfolio turnover rate is calculated without regard to purchase and sales transactions of short-term instruments and certain derivatives, if any, and is not annualized for periods of less than one year. If such transactions were included, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate may be higher.
The ratios of expenses and net investment income to average net assets for Common Stock for the periods presented do not reflect the effect of dividends paid to Preferred Stockholders.
  Year ended December 31,
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Per share data          
Net asset value, beginning of period $31.03 $26.58 $29.88 $25.91 $23.49
Income from investment operations:          
Net investment income 1.05 1.03 0.99 0.93 0.90
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) 2.86 5.39 (2.35) 4.24 2.33
Total from investment operations 3.91 6.42 (1.36) 5.17 3.23
Less distributions to Stockholders from:          
Net investment income — Preferred Stock (0.04) (0.04) (0.03) (0.03) (0.03)
Net investment income — Common Stock (1.07) (1.01) (0.96) (1.07) (0.91)
Net realized gains — Common Stock (0.57) (0.92) (0.95) (0.10)
Total distributions to Stockholders (1.68) (1.97) (1.94) (1.20) (0.94)
Dilution in net asset value from dividend reinvestment (0.06)
Increase resulting from share repurchases 0.19
Net asset value, end of period $33.26 $31.03 $26.58 $29.88 $25.91
Adjusted net asset value, end of period(a) $33.14 $30.92 $26.48 $29.77 $25.83
Market price, end of period $29.47 $28.20 $23.52 $26.94 $22.05
Total return          
Based upon net asset value 14.17% 25.20% (4.10%) 20.82% 15.25%
Based upon market price 11.31% 28.59% (5.88%) 28.00% 15.08%
Ratios to average net assets          
Expenses to average net assets for Common Stock(b) 0.48% 0.49% 0.49% 0.49% 0.50%
Net investment income to average net assets for Common Stock 3.45% 3.32% 3.14% 3.21% 3.59%
Supplemental data          
Net assets, end of period (000’s):          
Common Stock $1,745,135 $1,664,401 $1,431,211 $1,637,553 $1,470,843
Preferred Stock $37,637 $37,637 $37,637 $37,637 $37,637
Total net assets $1,782,772 $1,702,038 $1,468,848 $1,675,190 $1,508,480
Portfolio turnover 67% 60% 63% 95% 82%
Notes to Financial Highlights
(a) Assumes the exercise of outstanding warrants.
(b) In addition to the fees and expenses that the Fund bears directly, the Fund indirectly bears a pro rata share of the fees and expenses of any other funds in which it invests. Such indirect expenses are not included in the Fund’s reported expense ratios.
The accompanying Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Notes to Financial Statements
December 31, 2020
Note 1. Organization
Tri-Continental Corporation (the Fund) is a diversified fund. The Fund is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 1940 Act), as a closed-end management investment company.
The Fund has 1 million authorized shares of preferred capital stock (Preferred Stock) and 159 million authorized shares of common stock (Common Stock). The issued and outstanding Common Stock trades primarily on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TY".
The Fund’s Preferred Stock is entitled to two votes per share and the Common Stock is entitled to one vote per share at all meetings of Stockholders. In the event of a default in payments of dividends on the Preferred Stock equivalent to six quarterly dividends, the holders of the Fund’s Preferred Stock (Preferred Stockholders) are entitled, voting separately as a class to the exclusion of the holders of the Fund’s Common Stock (Common Stockholders), to elect two additional directors, with such right to continue until all arrearages have been paid and current Preferred Stock dividends are provided for. Generally, the vote of Preferred Stockholders is required to approve certain actions adversely affecting their rights.
Note 2. Summary of significant accounting policies
Basis of preparation
The Fund is an investment company that applies the accounting and reporting guidance in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946, Financial Services - Investment Companies (ASC 946). The financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), which requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of income and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Fund in the preparation of its financial statements.
Security valuation
Equity securities listed on an exchange are valued at the closing price or last trade on their primary exchange at the close of business of the New York Stock Exchange. Securities with a closing price not readily available or not listed on any exchange are valued at the mean between the closing bid and asked prices. Listed preferred stocks convertible into common stocks are valued using an evaluated price from a pricing service.
Debt securities generally are valued by pricing services approved by the Board of Directors based upon market transactions for normal, institutional-size trading units of similar securities. The services may use various pricing techniques that take into account, as applicable, factors such as yield, quality, coupon rate, maturity, type of issue, trading characteristics and other data, as well as approved independent broker-dealer quotes. Debt securities for which quotations are not readily available or not believed to be reflective of market value may also be valued based upon a bid quote from an approved independent broker-dealer. Debt securities maturing in 60 days or less are valued primarily at amortized market value, unless this method results in a valuation that management believes does not approximate fair value.
Senior loan securities for which reliable market quotations are readily available are generally valued by pricing services at the average of the bids received.
Foreign equity securities are valued based on the closing price or last trade on their primary exchange at the close of business of the New York Stock Exchange. If any foreign equity security closing prices are not readily available, the securities are valued at the mean of the latest quoted bid and ask prices on such exchanges or markets. Foreign currency exchange rates are determined at the scheduled closing time of the New York Stock Exchange. Many securities markets and exchanges outside the U.S. close prior to the close of the New York Stock Exchange; therefore, the closing prices for securities in such markets or on such exchanges may not fully reflect events that occur after such close but before the close of the New York Stock Exchange. In those situations, foreign securities will be fair valued pursuant to a policy adopted by the Board of Directors. Under the policy, the Fund may utilize a third-party pricing service to determine these fair values. The
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third-party pricing service takes into account multiple factors, including, but not limited to, movements in the U.S. securities markets, certain depositary receipts, futures contracts and foreign exchange rates that have occurred subsequent to the close of the foreign exchange or market, to determine a good faith estimate that reasonably reflects the current market conditions as of the close of the New York Stock Exchange. The fair value of a security is likely to be different from the quoted or published price, if available.
Investments in open-end investment companies (other than exchange-traded funds (ETFs)), are valued at the latest net asset value reported by those companies as of the valuation time.
Futures and options on futures contracts are valued based upon the settlement price at the close of regular trading on their principal exchanges or, in the absence of a settlement price, at the mean of the latest quoted bid and ask prices.
Investments for which market quotations are not readily available, or that have quotations which management believes are not reflective of market value or reliable, are valued at fair value as determined in good faith under procedures approved by and under the general supervision of the Board of Directors. If a security or class of securities (such as foreign securities) is valued at fair value, such value is likely to be different from the quoted or published price for the security, if available.
The determination of fair value often requires significant judgment. To determine fair value, management may use assumptions including but not limited to future cash flows and estimated risk premiums. Multiple inputs from various sources may be used to determine fair value.
GAAP requires disclosure regarding the inputs and valuation techniques used to measure fair value and any changes in valuation inputs or techniques. In addition, investments shall be disclosed by major category. This information is disclosed following the Fund’s Portfolio of Investments.
Foreign currency transactions and translations
The values of all assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are generally translated into U.S. dollars at exchange rates determined at the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on foreign currency transactions and translations include gains (losses) arising from the fluctuation in exchange rates between trade and settlement dates on securities transactions, gains (losses) arising from the disposition of foreign currency and currency gains (losses) between the accrual and payment dates on dividends, interest income and foreign withholding taxes.
For financial statement purposes, the Fund does not distinguish that portion of gains (losses) on investments which is due to changes in foreign exchange rates from that which is due to changes in market prices of the investments. Such fluctuations are included with the net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments in the Statement of Operations.
Derivative instruments
The Fund invests in certain derivative instruments, as detailed below, in seeking to meet its investment objectives. Derivatives are instruments whose values depend on, or are derived from, in whole or in part, the value of one or more securities, currencies, commodities, indices, or other assets or instruments. Derivatives may be used to increase investment flexibility (including to maintain cash reserves while maintaining desired exposure to certain assets), for risk management (hedging) purposes, to facilitate trading, to reduce transaction costs and to pursue higher investment returns. The Fund may also use derivative instruments to mitigate certain investment risks, such as foreign currency exchange rate risk, interest rate risk and credit risk. Derivatives may involve various risks, including the potential inability of the counterparty to fulfill its obligations under the terms of the contract, the potential for an illiquid secondary market (making it difficult for the Fund to sell or terminate, including at favorable prices) and the potential for market movements which may expose the Fund to gains or losses in excess of the amount shown in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities. The notional amounts of derivative instruments, if applicable, are not recorded in the financial statements.
A derivative instrument may suffer a marked-to-market loss if the value of the contract decreases due to an unfavorable change in the market rates or values of the underlying instrument. Losses can also occur if the counterparty does not perform its obligations under the contract. The Fund’s risk of loss from counterparty credit risk on over-the-counter derivatives is generally limited to the aggregate unrealized gain netted against any collateral held by the Fund and the amount of any
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variation margin held by the counterparty, plus any replacement costs or related amounts. With exchange-traded or centrally cleared derivatives, there is reduced counterparty credit risk to the Fund since the clearinghouse or central counterparty (CCP) provides some protection in the case of clearing member default. The clearinghouse or CCP stands between the buyer and the seller of the contract; therefore, additional counterparty credit risk is failure of the clearinghouse or CCP. However, credit risk still exists in exchange-traded or centrally cleared derivatives with respect to initial and variation margin that is held in a broker’s customer account. While clearing brokers are required to segregate customer margin from their own assets, in the event that a clearing broker becomes insolvent or goes into bankruptcy and at that time there is a shortfall in the aggregate amount of margin held by the clearing broker for all its clients, U.S. bankruptcy laws will typically allocate that shortfall on a pro-rata basis across all the clearing broker’s customers (including the Fund), potentially resulting in losses to the Fund.
In order to better define its contractual rights and to secure rights that will help the Fund mitigate its counterparty risk, the Fund may enter into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Master Agreement (ISDA Master Agreement) or similar agreement with its derivatives counterparties. An ISDA Master Agreement is an agreement between the Fund and a counterparty that governs over-the-counter derivatives and foreign exchange forward contracts and contains, among other things, collateral posting terms and netting provisions in the event of a default and/or termination event. Under an ISDA Master Agreement, the Fund may, under certain circumstances, offset with the counterparty certain derivative instrument’s payables and/or receivables with collateral held and/or posted and create one single net payment. The provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement typically permit a single net payment in the event of default (close-out netting), including the bankruptcy or insolvency of the counterparty. Note, however, that bankruptcy or insolvency laws of a particular jurisdiction may impose restrictions on or prohibitions against the right of offset or netting in bankruptcy, insolvency or other events.
Collateral (margin) requirements differ by type of derivative. Margin requirements are established by the clearinghouse or CCP for exchange-traded and centrally cleared derivatives. Brokers can ask for margin in excess of the minimum in certain circumstances. Collateral terms for most over-the-counter derivatives are subject to regulatory requirements to exchange variation margin with trading counterparties and may have contract specific margin terms as well. For over-the-counter derivatives traded under an ISDA Master Agreement, the collateral requirements are typically calculated by netting the marked-to-market amount for each transaction under such agreement and comparing that amount to the value of any variation margin currently pledged by the Fund and/or the counterparty. Generally, the amount of collateral due from or to a party has to exceed a minimum transfer amount threshold (e.g., $250,000) before a transfer has to be made. To the extent amounts due to the Fund from its counterparties are not fully collateralized, contractually or otherwise, the Fund bears the risk of loss from counterparty nonperformance. The Fund may also pay interest expense on collateral to the broker and/or CCP. Any interest expense paid by the Fund is shown on the Statement of Operations. The Fund attempts to mitigate counterparty risk by only entering into agreements with counterparties that it believes have the financial resources to honor their obligations and by monitoring the financial stability of those counterparties.
Certain ISDA Master Agreements allow counterparties of over-the-counter derivatives transactions to terminate derivatives contracts prior to maturity in the event the Fund’s net asset value declines by a stated percentage over a specified time period or if the Fund fails to meet certain terms of the ISDA Master Agreement, which would cause the Fund to accelerate payment of any net liability owed to the counterparty. The Fund also has termination rights if the counterparty fails to meet certain terms of the ISDA Master Agreement. In determining whether to exercise such termination rights, the Fund would consider, in addition to counterparty credit risk, whether termination would result in a net liability owed from the counterparty.
For financial reporting purposes, the Fund does not offset derivative assets and derivative liabilities that are subject to netting arrangements in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
Futures contracts
Futures contracts are exchange-traded and represent commitments for the future purchase or sale of an asset at a specified price on a specified date. The Fund bought and sold futures contracts to maintain appropriate equity market exposure while keeping sufficient cash to accommodate daily redemptions. These instruments may be used for other purposes in future periods. Upon entering into futures contracts, the Fund bears risks that it may not achieve the anticipated benefits of the futures contracts and may realize a loss. Additional risks include counterparty credit risk, the possibility of an illiquid market, and that a change in the value of the contract or option may not correlate with changes in the value of the underlying asset.
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December 31, 2020
Upon entering into a futures contract, the Fund deposits cash or securities with the broker, known as a futures commission merchant (FCM), in an amount sufficient to meet the initial margin requirement. The initial margin deposit must be maintained at an established level over the life of the contract. Cash deposited as initial margin is recorded in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities as margin deposits. Securities deposited as initial margin are designated in the Portfolio of Investments. Subsequent payments (variation margin) are made or received by the Fund each day. The variation margin payments are equal to the daily change in the contract value and are recorded as variation margin receivable or payable and are offset in unrealized gains or losses. The Fund expects to earn interest income on its margin deposits. The Fund recognizes a realized gain or loss when the contract is closed or expires. Futures contracts involve, to varying degrees, risk of loss in excess of the variation margin disclosed in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
Effects of derivative transactions in the financial statements
The following tables are intended to provide additional information about the effect of derivatives on the financial statements of the Fund, including: the fair value of derivatives by risk category and the location of those fair values in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities; and the impact of derivative transactions over the period in the Statement of Operations, including realized and unrealized gains (losses). The derivative instrument schedules following the Portfolio of Investments present additional information regarding derivative instruments outstanding at the end of the period, if any.
The following table is a summary of the fair value of derivative instruments (not considered to be hedging instruments for accounting disclosure purposes) at December 31, 2020:
  Asset derivatives  
Risk exposure
of assets and liabilities
Fair value ($)
Equity risk Component of total distributable earnings (loss) — unrealized appreciation on futures contracts 407,490*
* Includes cumulative appreciation (depreciation) as reported in the tables following the Portfolio of Investments. Only the current day’s variation margin is reported in receivables or payables in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
The following table indicates the effect of derivative instruments (not considered to be hedging instruments for accounting disclosure purposes) in the Statement of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2020:
Amount of realized gain (loss) on derivatives recognized in income
Risk exposure category Futures
Equity risk 315,939
Change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on derivatives recognized in income
Risk exposure category Futures
Equity risk 201,649
The following table is a summary of the average outstanding volume by derivative instrument for the year ended December 31, 2020:
Derivative instrument Average notional
amounts ($)*
Futures contracts — long 9,690,392
* Based on the ending quarterly outstanding amounts for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Investments in senior loans
The Fund may invest in senior loan assignments. When the Fund purchases an assignment of a senior loan, the Fund typically has direct rights against the borrower; provided, however, that the Fund’s rights may be more limited than the lender from which it acquired the assignment and the Fund may be able to enforce its rights only through an administrative agent.
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Although certain senior loan assignments are secured by collateral, the Fund could experience delays or limitations in realizing such collateral or have its interest subordinated to other indebtedness of the obligor. In the event that the administrator or collateral agent of a loan becomes insolvent or enters into receivership or bankruptcy, the Fund may incur costs and delays in realizing payment or may suffer a loss of principal and/or interest. The risk of loss is greater for unsecured or subordinated loans. In addition, senior loan assignments are vulnerable to market, economic or other conditions or events that may reduce the demand for senior loan assignments and certain senior loan assignments which were liquid when purchased, may become illiquid.
The Fund may enter into senior loan assignments where all or a portion of the loan may be unfunded. The Fund is obligated to fund these commitments at the borrower’s discretion. These commitments, if any, are generally traded and priced in the same manner as other senior loan securities and are disclosed as unfunded senior loan commitments in the Fund’s Portfolio of Investments with a corresponding payable for investments purchased. The Fund designates cash or liquid securities to cover these commitments.
Security transactions
Security transactions are accounted for on the trade date. Cost is determined and gains (losses) are based upon the specific identification method for both financial statement and federal income tax purposes.
The trade date for senior loans purchased in the primary market is the date on which the loan is allocated. The trade date for senior loans purchased in the secondary market is the date on which the transaction is entered into.
Income recognition
Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis. Market premiums and discounts, including original issue discounts, are amortized and accreted, respectively, over the expected life of the security on all debt securities, unless otherwise noted.
The Fund may place a debt security on non-accrual status and reduce related interest income when it becomes probable that the interest will not be collected and the amount of uncollectible interest can be reasonably estimated. A defaulted debt security is removed from non-accrual status when the issuer resumes interest payments or when collectibility of interest is reasonably assured.
Corporate actions and dividend income are generally recorded net of any non-reclaimable tax withholdings, on the ex-dividend date or upon receipt of ex-dividend notification in the case of certain foreign securities.
The Fund may receive distributions from holdings in equity securities, business development companies (BDCs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), limited partnerships (LPs), other regulated investment companies (RICs), and real estate investment trusts (REITs), which report information as to the tax character of their distributions annually. These distributions are allocated to dividend income, capital gain and return of capital based on actual information reported. Return of capital is recorded as a reduction of the cost basis of securities held. If the Fund no longer owns the applicable securities, return of capital is recorded as a realized gain. With respect to REITs, to the extent actual information has not yet been reported, estimates for return of capital are made by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (the Investment Manager), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (Ameriprise Financial). The Investment Manager’s estimates are subsequently adjusted when the actual character of the distributions is disclosed by the REITs, which could result in a proportionate change in return of capital to stockholders.
The value of additional securities received as an income payment through a payment in kind, if any, is recorded as interest income and increases the cost basis of such securities.
The Fund may receive other income from senior loans, including amendment fees, consent fees and commitment fees. These fees are recorded as income when received by the Fund. These amounts are included in Interest Income in the Statement of Operations.
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Federal income tax status
The Fund intends to qualify each year as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and will distribute substantially all of its investment company taxable income and net capital gain, if any, for its tax year, and as such will not be subject to federal income taxes. In addition, the Fund intends to distribute in each calendar year substantially all of its ordinary income, capital gain net income and certain other amounts, if any, such that the Fund should not be subject to federal excise tax. Therefore, no federal income or excise tax provision is recorded.
Foreign taxes
The Fund may be subject to foreign taxes on income, gains on investments or currency repatriation, a portion of which may be recoverable. The Fund will accrue such taxes and recoveries, as applicable, based upon its current interpretation of tax rules and regulations that exist in the markets in which it invests.
Realized gains in certain countries may be subject to foreign taxes at the Fund level, based on statutory rates. The Fund accrues for such foreign taxes on realized and unrealized gains at the appropriate rate for each jurisdiction, as applicable. The amount, if any, is disclosed as a liability on the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
Distributions to stockholders
The Fund has an earned distribution policy. Under this policy, the Fund intends to make quarterly distributions to holders of Common Stock that are approximately equal to net investment income, less dividends payable on the Fund’s Preferred Stock. Capital gains, when available, are distributed to Common Stockholders at least annually.
Dividends and other distributions to stockholders are recorded on ex-dividend dates.
Guarantees and indemnifications
Under the Fund’s organizational documents and, in some cases, by contract, its officers and directors are indemnified against certain liabilities arising out of the performance of their duties to the Fund. In addition, certain of the Fund’s contracts with its service providers contain general indemnification clauses. The Fund’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown since the amount of any future claims that may be made against the Fund cannot be determined, and the Fund has no historical basis for predicting the likelihood of any such claims.
Note 3. Fees and other transactions with affiliates
Management services fees
The Fund has entered into a Management Agreement with Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (the Investment Manager), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (Ameriprise Financial). Under the Management Agreement, the Investment Manager provides the Fund with investment research and advice, as well as administrative and accounting services. The management services fee is an annual fee that is equal to a percentage of the Fund’s daily net assets (which includes assets attributed to the Fund’s Common and Preferred Stock) that declines from 0.415% to 0.385% as the Fund’s net assets increase and it is borne by the holders of the Fund’s Common Stock. The effective management services fee rate for the year ended December 31, 2020 was 0.42% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Common Stock, paid by Common Stockholders (and 0.41% of the Fund’s total average daily net assets).
Compensation of board members
Members of the Board of Directors who are not officers or employees of the Investment Manager or Ameriprise Financial are compensated for their services to the Fund as disclosed in the Statement of Operations. Under a Deferred Compensation Plan (the Deferred Plan), these members of the Board of Directors may elect to defer payment of up to 100% of their compensation. Deferred amounts are treated as though equivalent dollar amounts had been invested in shares of certain funds managed by the Investment Manager. The Fund’s liability for these amounts is adjusted for market value changes and remains in the Fund until distributed in accordance with the Deferred Plan. All amounts payable under the Deferred Plan constitute a general unsecured obligation of the Fund.
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Compensation of Chief Compliance Officer
The Board of Directors has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer for the Fund in accordance with federal securities regulations. As disclosed in the Statement of Operations, a portion of the Chief Compliance Officer’s total compensation is allocated to the Fund, along with other allocations to affiliated registered investment companies managed by the Investment Manager and its affiliates, based on relative net assets.
Stockholder servicing fees
Under a Stockholder Service Agent Agreement, Columbia Management Investment Services Corp. (the Servicing Agent), an affiliate of the Investment Manager and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, maintains Fund stockholder accounts and records and provides Fund stockholder services. Under the Stockholder Service Agent Agreement, the Fund pays the Servicing Agent a monthly stockholder servicing and transfer agent fee based on the number of common stock open accounts. The Servicing Agent is also entitled to reimbursement for out-of-pocket fees.
For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Fund’s effective stockholder servicing and transfer agent fee rate as a percentage of common stock average net assets was 0.03%.
The Fund and certain other affiliated investment companies (together, the Guarantors) have severally, but not jointly, guaranteed the performance and observance of all the terms and conditions of a lease entered into by Seligman Data Corp. (SDC), including the payment of rent by SDC (the Guaranty). SDC was the legacy Seligman funds’ former transfer agent. The lease and the Guaranty expired on January 31, 2019. SDC is owned by six associated investment companies, including the Fund. The Fund’s ownership interest in SDC at December 31, 2020 is recorded as a part of other assets in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities at a cost of $43,681, which approximates the fair value of the ownership interest.
Note 4. Federal tax information
The timing and character of income and capital gain distributions are determined in accordance with income tax regulations, which may differ from GAAP because of temporary or permanent book to tax differences.
At December 31, 2020, these differences were primarily due to differing treatment for deferral/reversal of wash sale losses, Directors’ deferred compensation, derivative investments, distributions, re-characterization of distributions for investments, principal and/or interest of fixed income securities, distribution reclassifications, investments in partnerships, foreign currency transactions and deemed distributions. To the extent these differences were permanent, reclassifications were made among the components of the Fund’s net assets. Temporary differences do not require reclassifications.
The following reclassifications were made:
Excess of distributions
over net investment
income ($)
net realized
gain ($)
Paid in
capital ($)
980,705 (978,905) (1,800)
Net investment income (loss) and net realized gains (losses), as disclosed in the Statement of Operations, and net assets were not affected by this reclassification.
The tax character of distributions paid during the years indicated was as follows:
Year Ended December 31, 2020 Year Ended December 31, 2019
income ($)
capital gains ($)
Total ($) Ordinary
income ($)
capital gains ($)
Total ($)
58,729,644 29,232,350 87,961,994 55,642,230 48,373,325 104,015,555
Short-term capital gain distributions, if any, are considered ordinary income distributions for tax purposes.
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At December 31, 2020, the components of distributable earnings on a tax basis were as follows:
ordinary income ($)
capital gains ($)
Capital loss
carryforwards ($)
Net unrealized
appreciation ($)
69,168 15,211,043 293,030,850
At December 31, 2020, the cost of all investments for federal income tax purposes along with the aggregate gross unrealized appreciation and depreciation based on that cost was:
tax cost ($)
Gross unrealized
appreciation ($)
Gross unrealized
(depreciation) ($)
Net unrealized
appreciation ($)
1,481,954,583 340,224,901 (47,194,051) 293,030,850
Tax cost of investments and unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) may also include timing differences that do not constitute adjustments to tax basis.
Management of the Fund has concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions in the Fund that would require recognition in the financial statements. However, management’s conclusion may be subject to review and adjustment at a later date based on factors including, but not limited to, new tax laws, regulations, and administrative interpretations (including relevant court decisions). Generally, the Fund’s federal tax returns for the prior three fiscal years remain subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service.
Note 5. Portfolio information
The cost of purchases and proceeds from sales of securities, excluding short-term investments and derivatives, if any, aggregated to $1,059,248,412 and $1,112,136,897, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2020. The amount of purchase and sale activity impacts the portfolio turnover rate reported in the Financial Highlights.
Note 6. Capital stock transactions
Under the Fund’s Charter, dividends on Common Stock cannot be declared unless net assets, after deducting the amount of such dividends and all unpaid dividends declared on Preferred Stock, equal at least $100 per share of Preferred Stock outstanding. The Preferred Stock is subject to redemption at the Fund’s option at any time on 30 days’ notice at $55 per share (or a total of $41,400,700 for the shares outstanding at December 31, 2020) plus accrued dividends, and entitled in liquidation to $50 per share plus dividends accrued or in arrears, as the case may be.
Automatic Dividend Investment Plan, Cash Purchase Plan and Stock Repurchase Program
The Fund makes available the Automatic Dividend Investment Plan and the Cash Purchase Plan (collectively, the Investment Plans) to any Common Stockholder with a Direct-at-Fund Account (as defined below) who wishes to purchase additional shares of the Fund. Please refer to the Fund’s prospectus for a detailed discussion of the Investment Plans.
The Fund, in connection with its Investment Plans, acquires and issues shares of its own Common Stock, as needed, to satisfy the requirements of the Investment Plans. A total of 54,644 shares were issued to the participants of the Cash Purchase Plan during the period for proceeds of $1,390,226, a weighted average discount of 12.39% from the NAV of those shares. In addition, a total of 1,283,479 shares were issued at market price in distributions during the period for proceeds of $33,546,887, a weighted average discount of 10.79% from the NAV of those shares.
For stockholder accounts established directly with the Fund (i.e., Direct-at-Fund Accounts, which are serviced by the Servicing Agent), unless the Servicing Agent is otherwise instructed by the stockholder, distributions on the Common Stock are paid in book shares of Common Stock which are entered in the stockholder’s account as “book credits.” Each stockholder may also elect to receive distributions 75% in shares and 25% in cash, 50% in shares and 50% in cash, or 100% in cash. Any such election must be received by the Servicing Agent by the record date for a distribution. If the stockholder holds shares of Common Stock through a financial intermediary (such as a broker), the stockholder should contact the financial intermediary to discuss reinvestment and distribution options, as they may be different than as described above for accounts held directly with the Fund. A distribution is treated in the same manner for income tax purposes whether you receive it in cash or partly or
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entirely in shares. Elections received after a record date for a distribution will be effective in respect of the next distribution. Shares issued to the stockholder in respect of distributions will be at a price equal to the lower of: (i) the closing sale or bid price, plus applicable commission, of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the ex-dividend date or (ii) the greater of NAV per share of Common Stock and 95% of the closing price of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the ex-dividend date (without adjustment for the exercise of Warrants remaining outstanding). The issuance of Common Stock at less than NAV per share will dilute the NAV of all Common Stock outstanding at that time.
For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Fund purchased 602,938 shares of its Common Stock from the Cash Purchase Plan participants at a cost of $15,517,297, which represented a weighted average discount of 12.31% from the NAV of those acquired shares.
Under the Fund’s stock repurchase program, the Fund repurchases up to 5% of the Fund’s outstanding Common Stock during the year directly from Stockholders and in the open market, provided that, with respect to shares purchased in the open market, the excess of the NAV of a share of Common Stock over its market price (the discount) is greater than 10%. The intent of the stock repurchase program is, among other things, to moderate the growth in the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding, increase the NAV of the Fund’s outstanding shares, reduce the dilutive impact on stockholders who do not take capital gain distributions in additional shares, and increase the liquidity of the Fund’s Common Stock in the marketplace. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Fund purchased 1,906,453 shares of its Common Stock in the open market at an aggregate cost of $48,684,516, which represented a weighted average discount of 12.53% from the NAV of those acquired shares.
Shares of Common Stock repurchased to satisfy the Plan requirements or in the open market pursuant to the Fund’s stock repurchase program are no longer outstanding.
At December 31, 2020, the Fund reserved 194,560 shares of Common Stock for issuance upon exercise of 8,043 Warrants, each of which entitled the holder to purchase 24.19 shares of Common Stock at $0.93 per share.
Assuming the exercise of all Warrants outstanding at December 31, 2020, net assets would have increased by $180,941 and the net asset value of the Common Stock would have been $33.14 per share. The number of Warrants exercised during the year ended December 31, 2020 was zero.
Note 7. Affiliated money market fund
The Fund invests in Columbia Short-Term Cash Fund, an affiliated money market fund established for the exclusive use by the Fund and other affiliated funds (the Affiliated MMF). The income earned by the Fund from such investments is included as Dividends - affiliated issuers in the Statement of Operations. As an investing fund, the Fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of the expenses of the Affiliated MMF. The Affiliated MMF prices its shares with a floating net asset value. In addition, the Board of Directors of the Affiliated MMF may impose a fee on redemptions (sometimes referred to as a liquidity fee) or temporarily suspend redemptions (sometimes referred to as imposing a redemption gate) in the event its liquidity falls below regulatory limits.
Note 8. Interfund Lending
Pursuant to an exemptive order granted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Fund entered into a master interfund lending agreement (the Interfund Program) with certain other funds advised by the Investment Manager or its affiliates (each a Participating Fund). The Interfund Program allows each Participating Fund to lend money directly to and, other than closed-end funds (including the Fund) and money market funds, borrow money directly from other Participating Funds for temporary purposes through the Interfund Program (each an Interfund Loan).
A Participating Fund may make unsecured borrowings under the Interfund Program if its outstanding borrowings from all sources, including those outside of the Interfund Program, immediately after such unsecured borrowing under the Interfund Program are equal to or less than 10% of its total assets, provided that if the borrowing Participating Fund has a secured loan outstanding from any other lender, including but not limited to another Participating Fund, the borrowing Participating Fund’s borrowing under the Interfund Program will be secured on at least an equal priority basis with at least an equivalent
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percentage of collateral to loan value as any outstanding loan that requires collateral. A Participating Fund may not borrow through the Interfund Program or from any other source if its total outstanding borrowings immediately after a borrowing would be more than 33 1/3% of its total assets or any lower threshold provided for by a Participating Fund’s fundamental or non-fundamental policy restriction.
No Participating Fund may lend to another Participating Fund through the Interfund Program if the loan would cause the lending Participating Fund’s aggregate outstanding loans under the Interfund Program to exceed 15% of its current net assets at the time of the loan. A Participating Fund’s Interfund Loans to any one Participating Fund may not exceed 5% of the lending Participating Fund’s net assets at the time of the loan. The duration of Interfund Loans will be limited to the time required to receive payment for securities sold, but in no event more than seven days. Interfund Loans effected within seven days of each other will be treated as separate loan transactions for purposes of this limitation. Each Interfund Loan may be called on one business day’s notice by a lending Participating Fund and may be repaid on any day by a borrowing Participating Fund.
Loans under the Interfund Program are subject to the risk that the borrowing Participating Fund could be unable to repay the loan when due, and a delay in repayment to the lending Participating Fund could result in a lost opportunity by the lending Participating Fund to invest those loaned assets and additional lending costs. Because the Investment Manager provides investment management services to both borrowing and lending Participating Funds, the Investment Manager may have a potential conflict of interest in determining that an Interfund Loan is comparable in credit quality to other high-quality money market instruments. The Participating Fund has adopted policies and procedures that are designed to manage potential conflicts of interest, but the administration of the Interfund Program may be subject to such conflicts.
As noted above, the Fund may only participate in the Interfund Program as a Lending Fund. The Fund did not lend money under the Interfund Program during the year ended December 31, 2020.
Note 9. Significant risks
Credit risk
Credit risk is the risk that the value of debt instruments in the Fund’s portfolio may decline because the issuer defaults or otherwise becomes unable or unwilling, or is perceived to be unable or unwilling, to honor its financial obligations, such as making payments to the Fund when due. Credit rating agencies assign credit ratings to certain debt instruments to indicate their credit risk. Lower rated or unrated debt instruments held by the Fund may present increased credit risk as compared to higher-rated debt instruments.
Interest rate risk
Interest rate risk is the risk of losses attributable to changes in interest rates. In general, if prevailing interest rates rise, the values of debt securities tend to fall, and if interest rates fall, the values of debt securities tend to rise. Actions by governments and central banking authorities can result in increases or decreases in interest rates. Increasing interest rates may negatively affect the value of debt securities held by the Fund, resulting in a negative impact on the Fund’s performance and net asset value per share. In general, the longer the maturity or duration of a debt security, the greater its sensitivity to changes in interest rates. The Fund is subject to the risk that the income generated by its investments may not keep pace with inflation.
Large-capitalization risk
Stocks of large-capitalization companies have at times experienced periods of volatility and negative performance. During such periods, the value of the stocks may decline and the Fund’s performance may be negatively affected.
Liquidity risk
Liquidity risk is the risk associated with a lack of marketability of investments which may make it difficult to sell the investment at a desirable time or price. Changing regulatory, market or other conditions or environments (for example, the interest rate or credit environments) may adversely affect the liquidity of the Fund’s investments. The Fund may have to accept a lower selling price for the holding, sell other investments, or forego another, more appealing investment opportunity.
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Generally, the less liquid the market at the time the Fund sells a portfolio investment, the greater the risk of loss or decline of value to the Fund. A less liquid market can lead to an increase in Fund redemptions, which may negatively impact Fund performance and net asset value per share, including, for example, if the Fund is forced to sell securities in a down market.
Market and environment risk
The Fund may incur losses due to declines in the value of one or more securities in which it invests. These declines may be due to factors affecting a particular issuer, or the result of, among other things, political, regulatory, market, economic or social developments affecting the relevant market(s) more generally. In addition, turbulence in financial markets and reduced liquidity in equity, credit and/or fixed income markets may negatively affect many issuers, which could adversely affect the Fund, including causing difficulty in assigning prices to hard-to-value assets in thinly traded and closed markets, significant redemptions and operational challenges. Global economies and financial markets are increasingly interconnected, and conditions and events in one country, region or financial market may adversely impact issuers in a different country, region or financial market. These risks may be magnified if certain events or developments adversely interrupt the global supply chain; in these and other circumstances, such risks might affect companies worldwide. As a result, local, regional or global events such as terrorism, war, natural disasters, disease/virus outbreaks and epidemics or other public health issues, recessions, depressions or other events – or the potential for such events – could have a significant negative impact on global economic and market conditions.
The Fund’s performance may also be significantly negatively impacted by the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 public health crisis has become a pandemic that has resulted in, and may continue to result in, significant global economic and societal disruption and market volatility due to disruptions in market access, resource availability, facilities operations, imposition of tariffs, export controls and supply chain disruption, among others. Such disruptions may be caused, or exacerbated by, quarantines and travel restrictions, workforce displacement and loss in human and other resources. The uncertainty surrounding the magnitude, duration, reach, costs and effects of the global pandemic, as well as actions that have been or could be taken by governmental authorities or other third parties, present unknowns that are yet to unfold. The impacts, as well as the uncertainty over impacts to come, of COVID-19 – and any other infectious illness outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics that may arise in the future – could negatively affect global economies and markets in ways that cannot necessarily be foreseen. In addition, the impact of infectious illness outbreaks and epidemics in emerging market countries may be greater due to generally less established healthcare systems, governments and financial markets. Public health crises caused by the COVID-19 outbreak may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks in certain countries or globally. The disruptions caused by COVID-19 could prevent the Fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objectives. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Fund.
The Investment Manager and its affiliates have systematically implemented strategies to address the operating environment spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. To promote the safety and security of our employees and to assure the continuity of our business operations, we have implemented a work from home protocol for virtually all of our employee population, restricted business travel, and provided resources for complying with the guidance from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and governments. Our operations teams seek to operate without significant disruptions in service. Our pandemic strategy takes into consideration that a pandemic could be widespread and may occur in multiple waves, affecting different communities at different times with varying levels of severity. We cannot, however, predict the impact that natural or man-made disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic, may have on the ability of our employees and third-party service providers to continue ordinary business operations and technology functions over near- or longer-term periods.
Note 10. Subsequent events
Management has evaluated the events and transactions that have occurred through the date the financial statements were issued and noted no items requiring adjustment of the financial statements or additional disclosure.
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Note 11. Information regarding pending and settled legal proceedings