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Daily Price (as of 6/28/2017)

NAV Per Share: 6.54
Closing Market Price: 6.79
Premium/Discount: 3.82%

Key Stats (as of 6/28/2017)

Inception: 6/25/2014
Ticker: DSE
CUSIP: 26433F108
Net Assets: $170,716,483
Total Managed Assets: $255,716,483

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Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP Fund

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Investment Opportunity

The Fund's investment objective is to seek a high level of total return resulting from a combination of current tax-deferred distributions, growth of distributions, and capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in select energy Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) which offer exposure to the ongoing energy renaissance and the reshaping of the U.S. energy economy. MLPs have historically generated attractive risk-adjusted returns, and may provide a potential hedge against inflation and rising interest rates.

Management Team

David D. Grumhaus, Jr.

David D. Grumhaus, Jr.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.
Industry start date: 1989
Start date with Fund: 2014

Charles Georgas, CFA

Charles Georgas, CFA
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.
Industry start date: 1988
Start date with Fund: 2014

Performance (as of 5/31/2017)

Net Asset Value (NAV)
YTD One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
-8.32% 7.65% NA NA -21.03%
Market Price
YTD One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
0.45% 8.19% NA NA -20.65%

Sales Charge and Expense

The fund class gross expense ratio is 2.52%.

Excluding interest expense on the line of credit, the expense ratio would have been 1.97%.

Performance reflects the deduction of fund operating expenses. Performance does not reflect the incurrence of brokerage expenses, which typically apply to exchange traded products. Total return net of brokerage expenses would be lower than the total returns on market value shown in the table.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Net Asset Value vs. Market Price

Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the total value of all assets held by the Fund (minus its total liabilities), divided by the total number of common shares outstanding. The net asset value returns reflect the performance of the manager. Market price is the price at which investors may purchase or sell shares of the Fund. Market price is determined in the open market by buyers and sellers, based on supply and demand. The Fund’s Market Price fluctuates throughout the day and may differ from its underlying NAV. Shares of the Fund may trade at a premium (higher than) or a discount (lower than) to NAV. This characteristic is a risk separate and distinct from the risk that the Fund’s net asset value could decline. The Fund has no control over the market price. The difference between the market price and the NAV (Premium/Discount) is expressed as a percentage of NAV. Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.

Automatic Reinvestment Plan

This plan offers shareholders a convenient way to acquire additional shares of the fund. Registered holders will be automatically placed in the Plan. If shares are held at a brokerage firm, contact your broker about participation in the Plan.

Fund Distributions and Managed Plan

Under the terms of the Fund’s managed distribution policy, the Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level that may be paid in part or in full from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the Fund’s aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the Fund’s assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder’s capital. A return of capital is not taxable; rather it reduces a shareholder’s tax basis in his or her shares of the Fund.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in Section 19(a) Notices are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of the fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Please note that the characterization of Fund distributions for federal income tax purposes is different from book accounting generally accepted account principles (“GAAP”). The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

You should not necessarily draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution. Contact your financial representative for more information, or email or call Virtus Closed-End Funds for service at 1-866-270-7788.


There can be no assurance that the fund will achieve its investment objectives.

This information does not represent an offer, or the solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities of the Fund.

Contact your financial representative for more information, or email or call for service at 1-866-270-7788.



Fund Risks

Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.

MLPs: Investments in Master Limited Partnerships may be adversely impacted by tax law changes, regulation, or factors affecting underlying assets.

Leverage: When a fund leverages its portfolio, the value of its shares may be more volatile and all other risks may be compounded.

Energy Sector Concentration: The fund's investments are concentrated in the energy sector and may present more risks than if the fund were broadly diversified over numerous sectors of the economy.

Market Price/NAV: At the time of purchase and/or sale, an investor's shares may have a market price that is above or below the fund's NAV, which may increase the investor's risk of loss.