• Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (MSP)

Fund Objective

MSP has a primary objective of obtaining a high level of current income and gains, with a secondary objective of achieving long-term capital appreciation. We believe these goals can be met by investing in large and mid-capitalizations stocks that are, in our opinion, selling at a reasonable price with respect to their long-term earnings growth rates. The income comes in the form option premiums which are generated by writing covered calls on a majority of stocks in the portfolio.

Investment Strategies

MSP will invest in stocks within certain economic sectors that, in our opinion, are the most attractive for our “Growth-at-a-Reasonable Price” style of investing. In current market conditions, it is our belief that these sectors provide opportunities for higher option premiums than call options on stocks in other sectors. MSP’s sector concentration has most often fallen in the following four areas:

  • Consumer Discretionary and Retail
  • Technology
  • Medical/Health and Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Institutions

Quarterly Fund Fact Sheet

Portfolio Management


Ray Di Bernardo, CFA

Walter Dewey, CFA

Drew Justman, CFA

Portfolio Highlights

Top Ten Fund Holdings
(as of September 30, 2017)
T MOBILE US INC3.8%
LOWE S COS INC3.3%
ALPHABET INC CL C3.0%
NRG ENERGY INC3.0%
WEYERHAEUSER CO3.0%
MICROSOFT CORP2.9%
GILEAD SCIENCES INC2.9%
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP2.7%
QUALCOMM INC2.6%
BANK OF AMERICA CORP2.6%
% of Fund in Top Ten Securities29.7%
 

Key Highlights

(as of Thursday October 19, 2017)
NAV 12.29
Market Price 11.83
Inception Date 4/27/2005
NYSE Symbol MSP
NAV Symbol XMSPX
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Expense Ratio 0.98
 
Closed-end funds are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and nothing on this website is intended to be a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell such securities.

Contact Us

Investment Management:
800.767.0300