The Ecofin Tax-Advantaged Social Impact Fund's objective is to seek to generate attractive total return with an emphasis on tax-advantaged income.

Fund Stats as of 10/28/2020:

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NAV

$9.61

NAV Change

$-0.03

Distribution Rate

4.27%

CUSIP

293859104

Minimum Investment

$2,500.00

Max Early Withdrawal Fee

None

Management Fee

1.25%

TSIFX

Repurchase window is now open. Request deadline is 11/6/2020. Speak with your advisor for details on the repurchase process.

In an effort to efficiently deploy the fund’s capital, we ask new advisors that desire to make an allocation to the fund request approval for investments greater than $5 million.

The platform provides capital for social infrastructure projects related to private nonprofits, 501(c)(3) organizations, public nonprofits and other entities authorized to issue private activity and tax-exempt municipal bonds focused on education, healthcare, housing and other social services by investing in directly originated credit and preferred equity securities. The Ecofin Tax-Advantaged Social Impact Fund's objective is to seek to generate attractive total return with an emphasis on tax-advantaged income.

Key reasons to consider investing:

  • Compelling market opportunity potential
  • Attractive after-tax return potential, including tax-advantaged income
  • Seeks diversification through generally uncorrelated alternative assets
  • Shorter expected duration in a rising interest rate environment
  • Experienced team

Introducing The Ecofin Tax-Advantaged Social Impact Fund

Fund Details

As of 9/30/2020

Total Assets

$244.5 million

Fiscal Year End

September 30

Objective

Total return and tax-advantaged income

Inception Date

3/26/2018

Ticker

TSIFX

Minimum Investment

$2,500.00

Max Early Withdrawal Fee

None

Management Fee 1

1.25%

Expense Ratio Gross

1.57%

Expense Ratio Net 1

1.50%

  1. The advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses of the fund so that certain of the fund’s expenses will not exceed 0.25% of managed assets (annualized) through February 28, 2021. Under the advisory agreement, the advisor receives compensation of 1.25% of our daily managed assets for the services rendered on an annual basis. The adviser has agreed to waive 0.40% of its 1.25% management fee thereby reducing the management fee to an annualized rate of 0.85% of the fund's average managed assets effective from Jan. 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020. Net expense ratio is as of the most recent prospectus and is applicable to investors.

Sector Highlights


Social infrastructure provides essential services to communities, including:

Housing Services

  • Student housing
  • Military housing
  • Affordable housing

Healthcare Services

  • Senior living
  • Hospitals
  • Medical care centers
    • Rehabilitation
    • Psychiatric
    • Substance abuse

Educational Services

  • Charter schools
  • Private schools
    • Special needs
    • Early education
  • Vocational/technical schools

Sustainable Energy and Project Finance

  • Waste-to-energy projects
    • Landfill gas
    • Anaerobic digester
    • Biomass
  • Waste-to-value projects
    • Plastic recycling
    • Tire recycling
    • Food waste recycling

Sector Allocation**

As of 9/30/2020

**Weighting is based on market value.

Top Ten Issuers

As of 9/30/2020
Date % of Total
La Sonora at Dove Mountain
8.9%
Pioneer Academy
7.7%
San Jose Schools
7.7%
Athenian Academy
6.3%
Vonore Fiber Products LLC
4.5%
Date % of Total
Montage Senior Living
4.3%
New Summit Academy
3.9%
Championship Academy of Distinction West Broward
3.1%
Championship Charter School I
2.6%
Fort Collins Montessori School
2.6%
For full name of holdings, please see Schedule of Investments. “Top 10 issuers” reflects investments made that are in accordance with the strategy of the fund and do not include cash and/or cash equivalents.

Fund Statistics

Private As of 9/30/2020
Effective Duration 1.99 yrs
Average Life 5.05 yrs
Yield to Worst 8.30%
Public As of 9/30/2020
Effective Duration 0.92 yrs
Average Life 2.33 yrs
Yield to Worst 3.31%
Total As of 9/30/2020
Effective Duration 1 1.68 yrs
Average Life 4.27 yrs
Yield to Worst 2 6.88%

Yields

As of 9/30/2020
Gross Current Yield 3 5.78%
30 Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 4 4.20%
30 Day SEC Yield (subsidized) 4 4.13%

Holdings by Security Type

As of 9/30/2020
Private 72%
Public 28%

Rating Allocation*

As of 9/30/2020

AAA

2%

AA

7%

A

1%

BBB

2%

BB

0%

B

1%

Non-investment grade/unrated

87%

Cash/Equivalent

0%

Due to rounding, totals may not equal 100%.

Performance data quoted represent past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 855-TCA-Fund (855-822-3863).

  1. Effective duration is a measure of the price sensitivity of bonds with embedded options (e.g., callable bonds) to changes in benchmark yields. This measure of duration takes into account the fact that expected cash flows will fluctuate as interest rates change. Effective duration can be estimated using modified duration for bonds without option features.

  2. Does not reflect the deduction of management fees and other fund expenses up to the expense cap. If management fees and expenses had been included, returns would be reduced.

  3. Calculated by dividing the annual coupon amount by the current market price. This measure does not reflect fees or expenses. This calculation does not include non-income items.

  4. Reflects the deduction of management fees and other fund expenses up to the expense cap. Subsidized yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements recorded by the fund during the period. Without waivers and/or reimbursements, yields would be reduced.

* Credit distribution is determined from the highest available credit rating from any Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization “NRSRO” (generally S&P, Moody’s or Fitch) and is subject to change. Ratings are expressed as letters ranging from AAA, which is the highest grade, to D, which is the lowest grade. In limited situations when the rating agency has not issued a formal rating, the rating agency will classify the security as unrated.

Time Period

Performance data shown is net of fees and reflects fee waivers in effect. In the absence of such waivers, total return would be reduced. Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

  1. Period from fund inception (3/26/2018) through 9/30/2020

  2. The adviser has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses of the fund so that certain of the fund’s expenses will not exceed 0.25% of managed assets (annualized) through Feb. 28, 2021. Under the advisory agreement, the adviser receives compensation of 1.25% of our daily managed assets for the services rendered on an annual basis. Net expense ratio is as of the most recent prospectus and is applicable to investors.

Note: For periods over one year, performance reflected is for the average annual returns.

Repurchase window is now open. Request deadline is 11/6/2020. Speak with your advisor for details on the repurchase process.

This fund is structured as a closed-end interval fund. Liquidity is provided to shareholders only through the fund’s quarterly offers to repurchase. The fund will offer to repurchase between 5% and 25% of its outstanding shares, at net asset value, on a quarterly basis, currently expected to be 5%. Investors will receive repurchase notices each quarter with complete instructions.

Repurchase Schedule


The following table sets forth the upcoming quarterly repurchase schedule.

Quarterly Repurchases February May August November
Repurchase Request Deadline 02/07/2020 05/01/2020 08/07/2020 11/06/2020
Repurchase Pricing Date 02/07/2020 05/01/2020 08/07/2020 11/06/2020
Repurchase Payment Deadline 02/14/2020 05/08/2020 08/14/2020 11/13/2020

The closed-end interval fund has adopted, pursuant to Rule 23c-3 under the 1940 Act, a fundamental policy, which cannot be changed without shareholder approval, requiring the fund to offer to repurchase at least 5% and up to 25% of its common shares at NAV on a regular schedule. Although the policy permits repurchases of between 5% and 25% of the fund's outstanding common shares, for each quarterly repurchase offer, the fund currently expects to offer to repurchase 5% of the fund's outstanding common shares at NAV subject to approval of the Board. It is possible that a repurchase offer may be oversubscribed, in which case shareholders may only have a portion of their shares repurchased. Subject to the above, quarterly repurchase offers and liquidity are limited.

Repurchase Request Deadline – the date by which the fund must receive repurchase requests submitted by shareholders in response to a repurchase offer or withdrawals or modifications of previously submitted repurchase requests for such repurchase offer.

Repurchase Pricing Date – date on which the fund determines the net asset value applicable to the repurchase of the fund’s common shares.

Repurchase Payment Deadline – the date by which the fund must pay all shareholders for any common shares repurchased.

The time between the notification to Shareholders and the Repurchase Request Deadline may vary from no more than 42 days to no less than 21 days, and is expected to be approximately 35 days.

Distributions are accrued and declared daily and distributed on a quarterly basis, therefore distribution amounts will vary based on number of days the investment was held during the period. View daily distribution factor here.

Distributions from net investments, income, if any, are declared daily and paid quarterly. Distributions from net realized capital gain, if any, are declared and paid annually.

Quarterly Distribution History

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Declared Record Date Ex-Date Payment Date 1 Short Term Long Term Amount
Daily Daily Daily 12/31/2020 TBD TBD TBD
Daily Daily Daily 9/30/2020 N/A N/A $0.1120
Daily Daily Daily 6/30/2020 N/A N/A $0.1272
Daily Daily Daily 3/31/2020 N/A N/A $0.1224
Sub-Total $0.3616
Ticker Record Date Ex-Date Payment Date Amount
TSIFX 12/26/2019 12/27/2019 12/27/2019 $0.0016
Sub-Total $0.00
2019 Total $0.4726
  1. Daily Accrual Dividends: Dividends are declared daily to that day's "settled" shareowners of record for the amount of net investment income earned that day. The payment of these dividends is on the first business day of the month following quarter end.

* Supplemental Dividends will be declared and paid only in the event there is a requirement in addition to the normal Daily Accrual quarterly payments.

Capital Gains, if any, will be declared and paid in December.

Tax Information

Tax forms, publications and instructions are available for download from the IRS website.


Annual 1099-DIV

  1. Ordinary dividends are taxed at ordinary income tax rates.

  2. The portion of ordinary dividends characterized as qualified dividend income will be taxable at the reduced capital gain tax rates if the stockholder meets the holding period requirements.

  3. Capital gain distributions (lon-term) are taxed at the reduced capital gain tax rates.

  4. Nondividend distributions are nontaxable and considered return of capital

  5. Exempt Interest Dividends are nontaxable for Federal Taxes, please see supplemental schedule for state income breakdown

Note on Tax-Exempt Interest Dividends:

Depending on your state's personal income tax laws, you may be entitled to declare a portion of your 2018 Exempt Interest Dividends (Box 11) as tax-exempt income on your state personal income tax return. However, some states do not allow an exclusion for exempt-interest dividends. Please consult your tax adviser or state authorities if you have any questions regarding the percentage of income you can exclude when calculating your state income tax.

During 2018, the Fund did not have any private activity bonds that were subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Annual 1099-DIV

  1. Ordinary dividends are taxed at ordinary income tax rates.

  2. The portion of ordinary dividends characterized as qualified dividend income will be taxable at the reduced capital gain tax rates if the stockholder meets the holding period requirements.

  3. Capital gain distributions (lon-term) are taxed at the reduced capital gain tax rates.

  4. Nondividend distributions are nontaxable and considered return of capital

  5. Exempt Interest Dividends are nontaxable for Federal Taxes, please see supplemental schedule for state income breakdown

Note on Tax-Exempt Interest Dividends:

Depending on your state's personal income tax laws, you may be entitled to declare a portion of your 2018 Exempt Interest Dividends (Box 11) as tax-exempt income on your state personal income tax return. However, some states do not allow an exclusion for exempt-interest dividends. Please consult your tax adviser or state authorities if you have any questions regarding the percentage of income you can exclude when calculating your state income tax.

During 2018, the Fund did not have any private activity bonds that were subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Corporate Governance

Ecofin Tax-Advantaged Social Impact Fund is committed to strong corporate governance. Anyone with concerns related to the company's conduct, the conduct of an officer of the company, accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters can communicate directly with the Audit Committee of the company's Board of Directors.

Please submit communications in an envelope labeled "To be opened by the interval fund Audit Committee only" to the:

Chairperson of the Audit Committee
c/o Corporate Secretary
Ecofin Tax-Advantaged Social Impact Fund
11550 Ash Street, Suite 300
Leawood, KS 66211

asktheboard@tortoiseadvisors.com

The communication should indicate whether the communication is intended for the board or one of its committees.

We are committed to managing our companies with honesty and integrity. To help you understand our commitment to corporate governance, please review our guidelines, policies and procedures.

TSIFX Governance Documents

Committee Membership

Board Member Audit Nominating Compliance
Conrad S. Ciccotello
Gary P. Henson
Al Strain
John G. Woolway

 committee Chairman