Overview

Average Annual Returns (%)Dec 31, 2015

1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
01/31/2016
Fund at NAV -1.57 -4.85 -1.57 -4.43 0.91 3.63 4.30
Market Price -3.72 -5.95 -3.72 -6.02 -5.58 -0.30 3.67
12/31/2015
Fund at NAV -1.57 -3.04 -2.59 -2.59 1.93 4.48 4.56
Market Price -2.53 -2.21 -2.74 -2.74 -3.57 1.75 4.66
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. The Fund's performance at market price will differ from its results at NAV. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value or market price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested and includes management fees and other expenses. Until the reinvestment of Fund distributions is completed, returns are calculated using the lower of the net asset value or market price of the shares on the distribution ex date. Once the reinvestment is complete, returns are calculated using the average reinvestment price. Performance less than one year is cumulative.

Distribution Rates1

as of Feb 12, 2016
Distribution Rate at NAV 6.72%
Distribution Rate at Market Price 7.72%

Fund FactsJan 31, 2016

Performance Inception 06/29/2004
Investment Objective High current income
CUSIP 278279104

Portfolio Management

Scott H. Page, CFA Managed Fund since inception
Ralph Hinckley, CFA Managed Fund since 2008

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

Links to Morningstar Fact Sheet and CEF Connect: By clicking on the link from this page to the Morningstar fact sheet or CEF Connect, you will leave the Eaton Vance website. Eaton Vance is not responsible for the content of any such third-party website. See “Terms and Conditions” below.

Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is an affiliate of Eaton Vance Management.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There can be no assurance that the liquidation of collateral securing an investment will satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of nonpayment or that collateral can be readily liquidated. The ability to realize the benefits of any collateral may be delayed or limited. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer’s ability to make principal and interest payments. Borrowing to increase investments (leverage) will exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of Fund investments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as “junk”) are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Bank loans are subject to prepayment risk. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. Changes in the value of investments entered for hedging purposes may not match those of the position being hedged. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks.


Performance

Average Annual Returns (%)Dec 31, 2015

1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
01/31/2016
Fund at NAV -1.57 -4.85 -1.57 -4.43 0.91 3.63 4.30
Market Price -3.72 -5.95 -3.72 -6.02 -5.58 -0.30 3.67
12/31/2015
Fund at NAV -1.57 -3.04 -2.59 -2.59 1.93 4.48 4.56
Market Price -2.53 -2.21 -2.74 -2.74 -3.57 1.75 4.66
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. The Fund's performance at market price will differ from its results at NAV. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value or market price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested and includes management fees and other expenses. Until the reinvestment of Fund distributions is completed, returns are calculated using the lower of the net asset value or market price of the shares on the distribution ex date. Once the reinvestment is complete, returns are calculated using the average reinvestment price. Performance less than one year is cumulative.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Fund at NAV 9.07 0.08 -49.12 94.76 16.03 3.80 13.29 7.60 1.04 -2.59
Market Price 19.16 -7.69 -43.30 91.90 20.88 -4.86 27.85 -4.54 -3.41 -2.74

Fund Facts

Performance Inception 06/29/2004

Distribution Rates1

as of Feb 12, 2016
Distribution Rate at NAV 6.72%
Distribution Rate at Market Price 7.72%

Distribution History2

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest Price
Dec 29, 2015 $0.07600 $11.92
Dec 21, 2015 $0.07600 $12.56
Nov 19, 2015 $0.07700 $12.93
Oct 21, 2015 $0.07600 $13.22
Sep 21, 2015 $0.07600 $13.21
Aug 20, 2015 $0.07500 $13.58
Jul 22, 2015 $0.07500 $13.95
Jun 19, 2015 $0.07500 $14.05
May 20, 2015 $0.07500 $14.40
Apr 21, 2015 $0.07500 $14.69
View All
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.

Tax Character of Distributions

Ordinary Dividends    
Non-Qualified Qualified Total Capital Gain Distributions Nondividend Distributions Total Distributions
Distributions ($)
2015 $0.89 $0.02 $0.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.91
2014 $0.88 $0.00 $0.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.88
2013 $1.00 $0.01 $1.01 $0.00 $0.00 $1.01
2012 $1.04 $0.00 $1.04 $0.00 $0.00 $1.04
2011 $1.02 $0.00 $1.02 $0.00 $0.00 $1.02
2010 $1.02 $0.00 $1.02 $0.00 $0.00 $1.02
2009 $0.81 $0.00 $0.81 $0.00 $0.12 $0.93
2008 $1.21 $0.00 $1.21 $0.00 $0.00 $1.21
2007 $1.56 $0.00 $1.56 $0.00 $0.00 $1.56
2006 $1.56 $0.00 $1.56 $0.00 $0.00 $1.56
2005 $1.26 $0.00 $1.26 $0.00 $0.00 $1.26
Distributions (%)
2015 98.43% 1.57% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2014 99.36% 0.64% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2013 99.50% 0.50% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2012 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2011 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2010 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2009 87.11% 0.00% 87.11% 0.00% 12.89% 100.00%
2008 99.66% 0.00% 99.66% 0.00% 0.34% 100.00%
2007 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2006 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2005 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
This data reflects distributions paid on Fund shares held for the full calendar year and is not predictive of the tax character of current or future distributions. Fund shareholders should refer to the individual IRS Form 1099-DIVs provided to them shortly after each year-end to determine the appropriate federal income tax treatment of the distributions they receive. Eaton Vance is not responsible for any errors in tax reporting that may result from using the above data. Non-qualified ordinary dividends are subject to federal income tax at ordinary rates. Qualified dividends and capital gains distributions are taxable at long-term capital gains rates. Nondividend distributions, also known as return of capital distributions, are not subject to current federal income tax. Instead, the tax cost basis of each shareholder receiving a return of capital distribution is reduced by the amount of the distribution.

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

Links to Morningstar Fact Sheet and CEF Connect: By clicking on the link from this page to the Morningstar fact sheet or CEF Connect, you will leave the Eaton Vance website. Eaton Vance is not responsible for the content of any such third-party website. See “Terms and Conditions” below.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There can be no assurance that the liquidation of collateral securing an investment will satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of nonpayment or that collateral can be readily liquidated. The ability to realize the benefits of any collateral may be delayed or limited. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer’s ability to make principal and interest payments. Borrowing to increase investments (leverage) will exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of Fund investments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as “junk”) are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Bank loans are subject to prepayment risk. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. Changes in the value of investments entered for hedging purposes may not match those of the position being hedged. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks.

Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is an affiliate of Eaton Vance Management.


Portfolio

Fund Holdings3,4,5Dec 31, 2015

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
US DOLLARS 1.57%
Intelsat Jackson Holdings 3.75% 06/30/2019 1.42%
Telesat Canada 3.50% 03/28/2019 1.33%
Fortescue Metals Group 4.25% 06/30/2019 1.31%
MEG Energy Corp. 3.75% 03/31/2020 1.27%
EV Cash Reserves Fund 0.12% 12/31/2015 1.20%
Dell International LLC 4.00% 04/29/2020 1.16%
NBTY, Inc. 3.50% 10/01/2017 1.15%
Infor Lawson 3.75% 06/03/2020 1.14%
Univision Communications Inc. 4.00% 03/01/2020 1.12%
View All

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

Links to Morningstar Fact Sheet and CEF Connect: By clicking on the link from this page to the Morningstar fact sheet or CEF Connect, you will leave the Eaton Vance website. Eaton Vance is not responsible for the content of any such third-party website. See “Terms and Conditions” below.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There can be no assurance that the liquidation of collateral securing an investment will satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of nonpayment or that collateral can be readily liquidated. The ability to realize the benefits of any collateral may be delayed or limited. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer’s ability to make principal and interest payments. Borrowing to increase investments (leverage) will exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of Fund investments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as “junk”) are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Bank loans are subject to prepayment risk. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. Changes in the value of investments entered for hedging purposes may not match those of the position being hedged. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks.

Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is an affiliate of Eaton Vance Management.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

A Word On The Markets Dec 31, 2015

Continuing the trend of second-half volatility, the loan market limped to a feeble year-end close in the fourth quarter, with the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the Index)6 producing a -2.10% total return for the period. Results marked the loan market's softest calendar quarter of the year, punctuating only the second negative calendar year in the history of the asset class. In a full-year context, the Index finished the year with a -0.69% performance, composed of 4.62% in coupon income and a price decline of -5.31%. December's -1.05% loss outsized those experienced in October (-0.18%) and November (-0.88%), as retail fund redemptions advanced toward the end of the quarter.

Relative to the capital markets at large, the silver lining beneath loan's soft absolute performance was its outperformance of many harder-hit asset classes - such as benchmark indices tracking smaller-cap equities, high-yield bonds, commodities and currencies. While there were some underlying positives to market technicals in the period - namely sizable loan prepayments and a pickup in structured product demand - loan mutual fund outflows surged, more than overwhelming the relative strength elsewhere.

Supply expansion increased by only $4.9 billion during the month. Though headline issuance was higher, net growth was contained due to large loan prepayments from Freescale, Sungard and Interactive Data Corp., among others. Meanwhile, visible demand segments trailed the supply expansion. Structured product issuance picked up to $7 billion, while net mutual fund outflows provided more than a $4.5 billion offset.

Two underlying themes continued to play out. First, higher-quality loans outperformed amid investor focus on relative safety. Second, more actively traded loans trailed less liquid issues amid greater traffic related to fund redemptions. To be sure, the larger, more on-the-run loans included within the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan 100 Index7 underperformed. Meanwhile, BB loans outperformed those rated B, which in turn outperformed CCC and D (defaulted) loans.8

Performance Summary 

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (EFT) underperformed the Index at net asset value for the quarter.

  • Key performance drivers impacting the Funds:
  • A focus on larger, more liquid loans detracted as these issues experienced greater volatility during the quarter compared with smaller, less-liquid loans.
  • An allocation to high-yield bonds detracted as the high-yield market underperformed loans.
  • Performance was aided by the Fund's higher-quality bias, as lower-quality issues trailed. Likewise, the Fund's underweights to second-lien loans, which trailed first liens, was a relative tailwind.
  • Employment of investment leverage, a strategic element of the Funds' strategies, detracted as it amplified the negative results of the Funds' underlying portfolios.

Average Annual Returns (%)Dec 31, 2015

1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Fund at NAV -1.57 -3.04 -2.59 -2.59 1.93 4.48 4.56
Market Price -2.53 -2.21 -2.74 -2.74 -3.57 1.75 4.66
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. The Fund's performance at market price will differ from its results at NAV. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value or market price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested and includes management fees and other expenses. Until the reinvestment of Fund distributions is completed, returns are calculated using the lower of the net asset value or market price of the shares on the distribution ex date. Once the reinvestment is complete, returns are calculated using the average reinvestment price. Performance less than one year is cumulative.

Fund FactsDec 31, 2015

Performance Inception 06/29/2004

Contributors 

On quality orientation, the trend of note was the typical dispersion seen during risk-averse periods, with higher-quality paper outperforming: BB loans led with a -0.94% return, while B loans returned -2.50% and CCC and D (defaulted) loans trailed the universe, returning -6.52% and -18.13%, respectively. This mix played to the Funds' overall higher-quality positioning. In a similar vein, first-liens outpaced second-liens, -1.94% to -5.44%, respectively, another relative contributor given the Funds' second-lien underweight.

  • On sectors, notably most areas of the loan market held up remarkably well throughout the quarter, with a significant amount of the Index's negative quarterly performance driven by three pressured sectors, collectively accounting for less than 10% of outstandings: Oil & gas (down -18.77% in the fourth quarter), metals & mining (down -12.65%) and utilities (down -6.24%, primarily on Energy Futures Holdings, or EFH). In terms of the relative impact of these trends against the Funds' positioning, the single-largest contributor was the Funds' underweight to utilities, with no exposure to the defaulted EFH loan helping considerably. Elsewhere, approximate equal weightings to oil & gas and metals & mining had little effect, though credit selection within these areas was additive.

Detractors 

As the market experienced bifurcation by issuer size, notably the larger, more on-the-run loans included within the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan 100 Index7 fared less well compared with the broad-based Index, producing a negative -2.25% total return. By contrast, the smaller and generally less liquid loans within the Index held up better amid lighter trading conditions. While experiencing greater volatility in the short run - evidence of an active and functioning secondary market - we believe there is markedly lower credit risk within the larger issuers the Funds tend to favor. Nevertheless, these underperformed during the quarter.

  • The Funds allocation to high-yield bonds - a strategic element of their investment strategy - detracted from performance relative to the Index, as the high-yield market underperformed loans. Of note, the Index does not include high-yield bonds.

Investment Outlook And Fund Positioning 

Defaults should broadly remain at bay so long as the U.S. stays on track. Immediate maturities are limited, cash flow growth persists and the U.S. economy is performing with relative strength. Default risk appears modestly higher among some of the oil- and coal-related issuers, however a limited share of the market provides for a self-limiting impact. As always we'll continue to emphasize the importance of fundamental credit selection, both now and in the years ahead.

Near-term risks mainly appear to be of a technical nature. Examples: An unexpected macroeconomic event or a major shift in the magnitude of flow. Countering the latter of these may be loans' combination of attractive spreads, good fundamentals and discounted valuations. Supply conditions may test the technical picture in the first quarter, as the forward calendar of new M&A-related loans ended the quarter at $53.6 billion. Meanwhile, the CLO segment appears to remain the primary marginal buyer of new issues.

The views expressed in this report are those of portfolio manager(s) and are current only through the date stated at the top of this page. These views are subject to change at any time based upon market or other conditions, and Eaton Vance disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied upon as investment advice and, because investment decisions are based on many factors, may not be relied upon as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Eaton Vance fund. This commentary may contain statements that are not historical facts, referred to as "forward looking statements". The Fund's actual future results may differ significantly from those stated in any forward-looking statement, depending on factors such as changes in securities or financial markets or general economic conditions, the volume of sales and purchases of Fund shares, the continuation of investment advisory, administrative and service contracts, and other risks discussed from time to time in the Fund's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

Links to Morningstar Fact Sheet and CEF Connect: By clicking on the link from this page to the Morningstar fact sheet or CEF Connect, you will leave the Eaton Vance website. Eaton Vance is not responsible for the content of any such third-party website. See “Terms and Conditions” below.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There can be no assurance that the liquidation of collateral securing an investment will satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of nonpayment or that collateral can be readily liquidated. The ability to realize the benefits of any collateral may be delayed or limited. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer’s ability to make principal and interest payments. Borrowing to increase investments (leverage) will exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of Fund investments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as “junk”) are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Bank loans are subject to prepayment risk. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. Changes in the value of investments entered for hedging purposes may not match those of the position being hedged. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks.

Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is an affiliate of Eaton Vance Management.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There can be no assurance that the liquidation of collateral securing an investment will satisfy the issuer’s obligation in the event of nonpayment or that collateral can be readily liquidated. The ability to realize the benefits of any collateral may be delayed or limited. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer’s ability to make principal and interest payments. Borrowing to increase investments (leverage) will exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of Fund investments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as “junk”) are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Bank loans are subject to prepayment risk. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. Changes in the value of investments entered for hedging purposes may not match those of the position being hedged. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks.


Management

Biography
Scott H. Page, CFA

Scott H. Page, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1989

Scott Page is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director and portfolio manager with Eaton Vance’s Floating-Rate Loan Group.

Scott joined Eaton Vance in 1989 as an analyst with the group. He was promoted to lead the firm’s floating-rate loan practice in 1996. His previous experience includes an affiliation with the Dartmouth College Investment Office, as well as corporate finance/lending and credit review at Citicorp and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Scott earned a B.A. from Williams College in 1981 and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1987. He is a CFA charterholder and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the LSTA (Loan Syndications and Trading Association).

Scott's commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, Business Week, Dow Jones Investment Advisor, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Smart Money, Kiplinger's, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on CNBC. He co-authored "An Overview of the Loan Market" in the Handbook of Loan Syndications and Trading (2007).

Education
  • B.A. Williams College
  • M.B.A. Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College
Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception
Biography
Ralph Hinckley, CFA

Ralph Hinckley, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2003

Ralph Hinckley is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and portfolio manager and analyst on Eaton Vance’s floating-rate loan team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s floating-rate loan strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2003.

Ralph began his career in the investment management industry in 1997. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a vice president in the communications lending division of Citizens Bank and its credit training program and a lending officer at State Street Bank.

Ralph earned a B.A. from Bates College and an MBA, with honors, from Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Bates College
  • M.B.A. Boston University
Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2008
 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

Commentary

Annual Report

Floating-Rate Loan Chart Book

Prospectus

Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

Auction Preferred Shares Market Update

Closed-End Fund Earnings Undistributed Net Income Information

Morningstar EFT Fact Sheet

Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds Adopt Share Repurchase Programs

Moody's Downgrades

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Closed-End Fund Earnings Undistributed Net Income Information

Eaton Vance Declares Early Monthly Distributions for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Closed-End Fund Earnings Undistributed Net Income Information

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Eaton Vance Declares Early Monthly Distributions and Capital Gain Distributions for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Closed-End Bank Loan Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust, Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust & Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust Approve Change in Investment Policies

Proxy Statement

Section 16 Filings - www.sec.gov

Semi-Annual Report


 

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