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Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund

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Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund's investment objective is to maximize current income while preserving capital. The fund seeks to generate high current income and total return by applying extensive credit research to capitalize on opportunities across undervalued sectors of the global bond markets.

The portfolio seeks global diversification among 14 sectors in order to potentially increase return and manage risk.

A team of investment professionals provides significant research depth across all sectors of the global bond markets.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Newfleet Asset Management, LLC

Newfleet Asset Management leverages the knowledge and skill of a team of investment professionals with expertise in every sector of the bond market, including evolving, specialized, and out-of-favor sectors. The team employs active sector rotation and disciplined risk management to portfolio construction.

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Investment Professionals

David Albrycht, CFA

David L. Albrycht, CFA

President and Chief Investment Officer

Industry start date: 1985
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2012

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Ben Caron

Benjamin Caron, CFA

Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1997
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2012

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Kyle Jennings

Kyle A. Jennings, CFA

Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit Research

Industry start date: 1992
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2012

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Daniel Senecal

Daniel P. Senecal, CFA

Managing Director and Credit Analyst

Industry start date: 1990
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2012

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Performance & Risk


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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.

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.


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.

Fund Distributions and Managed Distribution 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.

Distribution History2

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest Price Note
12/10/2020 $0.100000 11.808383
11/10/2020 $0.100000 11.437178
10/09/2020 $0.100000 10.972639
09/10/2020 $0.100000 11.202801
08/12/2020 $0.100000 11.644515
07/10/2020 $0.100000 11.202271
06/10/2020 $0.100000 11.124173
05/08/2020 $0.126000 10.128512
04/09/2020 $0.126000 9.930880
03/11/2020 $0.126000 8.526998
02/12/2020 $0.126000 13.480000
01/06/2020 $0.126000 12.867768

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  or call Virtus Closed-End Funds for service at 1-866-270-7788.

Please view the Fund’s Section 19-a notices, which set forth information regarding the composition of the distributions, including any portion that may constitute a return of capital.

Form 8937 Organizational Actions


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 or call for service at 1-866-270-7788.

Risk Considerations

Credit & Interest: Debt instruments are subject to various risks, including credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt instruments may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing in foreign securities, especially in emerging markets, subjects the fund to additional risks such as increased volatility, currency fluctuations, less liquidity, and political, regulatory, economic, and market risk.
High Yield Fixed Income Securities: There is a greater risk of issuer default, less liquidity, and increased price volatility related to high yield securities than investment grade securities.
ABS/MBS: Changes in interest rates can cause both extension and prepayment risks for asset- and mortgage-backed securities. These securities are also subject to risks associated with the non-repayment of underlying collateral, including losses to the fund.
Bank Loans: Loans may be unsecured or not fully collateralized, may be subject to restrictions on resale and/or trade infrequently on the secondary market. Loans are subject to credit and call risk, may be difficult to value, and have longer settlement times than other investments, which can make loans relatively illiquid at times.
Closed-End Funds: Closed-end funds may trade at a discount or premium from their net asset values, which may affect whether an investor will realize gains or losses. They may also employ leverage, which may increase volatility.
Market Volatility: Local, regional, or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio manager(s) to invest the portfolio's assets as intended.

Related Literature

Fact Sheet

Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund Fact Sheet

Automatic Reinvestment

Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund - Automatic Reinvestment and Cash Purchase Plan


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December 2, 2020
November 19, 2020
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December 6, 2019
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Section 19a Notices

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News Releases/Communications

June 18, 2020 - Virtus Closed End Funds Remove Options Strategies
May 21, 2020 - Virtus Closed End Funds Announce Results of Joint Annual Meeting & Adjournment of Duff & Phelps Select MLP and Midstream Energy Fund
April 9, 2020 - Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders Proxy Statement
November 4, 2019 - Virtus Closed End Funds Announce Results of Joint Special Meetings of Shareholders
September 3, 2019 - Special Meeting Proxy Statement
July 3, 2019 - Virtus Closed-End Funds Announce Joint Special Meetings of Shareholders
May 22, 2019 - Virtus Closed-End Funds Announce Results of Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders
April 16, 2019 - Proxy Statement
October 15, 2018 - Rampart Investment Management Added as Subadviser on Three Virtus Closed-End Funds
April 17, 2018 - Proxy Statement
September 16, 2016 - Results of Special Meeting of Shareholders
August 8, 2016 - Special Proxy Statement
August 2, 2016 - Five Closed-End Funds Announce Changes to Board Membership
May 22, 2014 - VGI Announces Results of Annual Meeting and Adoption of Options Strategy


Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
Audit Committee Charter - DSE, VGI, ZF, ZTR
Procedures for Complaints Regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls or Auditing Matters

Financial Materials

VGI Annual Report
VGI Semiannual Report
2019 VGI Tax Information