AGREEMENT is made and entered into as of July 27 2004, by and between Clough Global Allocation Fund (the “Fund”), a Delaware
statutory trust registered as a closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment
Company Act”), and Clough Capital Partners LP (the “Adviser”), a Delaware limited partnership registered as an investment
adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”).
the Fund desires to retain the Adviser, and the Adviser is willing to serve, as the Fund’s investment adviser with full discretion
to manage the investments of the Fund, subject to and upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and undertakings herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
Investment Management by Adviser
Adviser shall serve as the Fund’s investment adviser with full discretion to manage the investments of the Fund,
subject to and in accordance with this Agreement and the investment objectives, policies and restrictions set forth in the
prospectus and statement of additional information contained in the Fund’s Registration Statement on Form N-2 under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) and the Investment Company Act, in each case as
currently in effect and as supplemented and/or amended from time to time (respectively, as amended and in effect from time to
time, the “Registration Statement”, the “Prospectus” and the “Statement of Additional
Information”). The Adviser acknowledges it has received and reviewed the Prospectus and Statement of Additional
Information, each in the form included in the Registration Statement when it first became effective under the Securities Act
at the effective date of this Agreement. The Fund agrees to deliver immediately to the Adviser copies of all supplements or
amendments to the Prospectus and/or the Statement of Additional Information filed by the Fund, from time to time, under the
1.2. The securities and cash constituting assets of the Fund shall be held by the Custodian designated by the Fund. Delivery
and receipt of securities, collection of interest, dividends and other distributions thereon, will be arranged by the Fund.
Adviser’s responsibilities hereunder are limited to those of an investment manager and shall not include any responsibilities
relating to the day-to-day administration of the Fund or the supervision of third-party service providers retained by the Fund.
1.4. Allocation of Brokerage
Adviser is authorized, subject to the supervision of the Board of Trustees of the Fund, to place orders for the purchase and sale
of the Fund's investments with or through such persons, brokers or dealers and to negotiate commissions to be paid on such transactions
in accordance with the Fund's policies with respect to brokerage set forth in the Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information.
The Adviser may, on behalf of the Fund, pay brokerage commissions to a broker which provides brokerage and research services to
the Adviser in excess of the amount another broker would have charged for effecting the transaction, provided (i) the Adviser determines
in good faith that the amount is reasonable in relation to the value of the brokerage and research services provided by the executing
broker in terms of the particular transaction or in terms of the Adviser's overall responsibilities with respect to the Fund and
the accounts as to which the Adviser exercises investment discretion, (ii) such payment is made in compliance with Section 28(e)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and any other applicable laws and regulations, and (iii) in the opinion of
the Adviser, the total commissions paid by the Fund will be reasonable in relation to the benefits to the Fund over the long term.
It is recognized that the services provided by such brokers may be useful to the Adviser in connection with the Adviser's services
to other clients. On occasions when the Adviser deems the purchase or sale of a security to be in the best interests of the Fund
as well as other clients of the Adviser, the Adviser, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations, may, but shall
be under no obligation to, aggregate the securities to be sold or purchased in order to obtain the most favorable price or lower
brokerage commissions and efficient execution. In such event, allocation of securities sold or purchased, as well as the expenses
incurred in the transaction, will be made by the Adviser in the manner the Adviser considers to be the most equitable and consistent
with its fiduciary obligations to the Fund and to such other clients.
1.5. Code of Ethics. The Adviser agrees to observe and comply with Rule 17j-l under the Investment Company Act (“Rule
17j-l”). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Adviser shall submit to the Fund’s Board of Trustees for approval
a Code of Ethics of the Adviser which complies with Rule 17j-l and which is consistent with the Code of Ethics adopted by the Fund
pursuant to Rule 17j-1. The Adviser will make available to the Fund, at any time upon request, including facsimile, without delay,
during any business day, any reports required to be made by the Adviser pursuant to Rule 17j-l.
Adviser will maintain all books and records required to be maintained pursuant to the Investment Company Act and the rules and
regulations promulgated thereunder with respect to transactions made by it on behalf of the Fund including, without limitation,
the books and records required by Subsections (b)(1), (5), (6), (8), (9) and (10) and Subsection (f) of Rule 31a-l under the Investment
Company Act and shall timely furnish to the Fund all information relating to the Adviser's services hereunder needed by the Fund
to keep such other books and records of the Fund required by Rule 31a-l under the Investment Company Act. The Adviser will also
preserve all such books and records for the periods prescribed in Rule 31a-2 under the Investment Company Act. The Adviser further
agrees that all books and records maintained hereunder shall be made available to the Fund at any time upon request, including
facsimile without delay, during any business day. However, the Adviser shall not be required to maintain books and records that
are required to be maintained by the Fund’s administrator other than as required of it by applicable laws and regulations.
1.7. Information Concerning Investments and the Adviser. The Adviser will furnish to the Fund, from time to time and as
the Fund may reasonably request, reports on portfolio transactions and reports on investments held in the portfolio, all in such
detail as may be reasonably requested. The Adviser will also provide the Fund, on a regular basis, with economic and investment
analysis and reports or other investment services normally available to institutional or other clients of the Adviser.
Adviser will make available its officers and employees to meet with the Fund's Board of Trustees at the Fund's principal place
of business, to review the investments of the Fund, quarterly, or upon due notice, at a time reasonably requested by the Fund’s
Board of Trustees. The Adviser further agrees to inform the Fund of any material changes in investment strategy, tactics or key
1.8. Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations. The Adviser agrees that in all matters relating to its performance
under this Agreement, the Adviser and its directors, officers and employees, will act in accordance with all applicable laws, including,
without limitation, the Investment Company Act and the Advisers Act.
1.9. Voting of Proxies
Adviser will vote the Fund’s proxies pursuant to its policies and procedures as set forth in the Statement of Additional Information.
2. Representations of the Fund. The Fund makes the following representations to the Adviser:
Fund is a Delaware statutory trust duly registered as a closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act.
2.2. The execution, delivery and performance by the Fund of this Agreement are within the Fund's powers and have been duly authorized
by all necessary action on the part of its Board of Trustees and its shareholders, and no action by or in respect of, or filing
with, any governmental body, agency or official is required on the part of the Fund for the execution, delivery and performance
by the Fund of this Agreement
2.3. The execution, delivery and performance by the Fund of this Agreement do not contravene or constitute a default under (i)
any provision of applicable law, rule or regulation, (ii) the Fund’s agreement and declaration of trust or by-laws, or (iii) any
agreement, judgment, injunction, order, decree or other instrument binding upon the Fund.
2.4. This Agreement is a valid and binding agreement of the Fund, enforceable against it in accordance with the terms hereof,
except as affected by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating
to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, general equitable principles (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law)
and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
3. Representations of the Adviser. The Adviser makes the following representations to the Fund:
3.1. The Adviser is
a Delaware limited partnership duly registered as an investment adviser under the Advisers Act.
execution, delivery and performance by the Adviser of this Agreement are within the Adviser's powers and have been duly
authorized by all necessary action on the part of its general partners and no action by or in respect of, or filing with, any
governmental body, agency or official is required on the part of the Adviser for the execution, delivery and performance by
the Adviser of this Agreement.
3.3. The execution, delivery and performance by the Adviser of this Agreement do not contravene or constitute a default under
(i) any provision of applicable law, rule or regulation, (ii) the Adviser’s limited partnership agreement, or (iii) any agreement,
judgment, injunction, order, decree or other instrument binding upon the Adviser.
Agreement is a valid and binding agreement of the Adviser, enforceable against it in accordance with the terms hereof, except
as affected by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to
or affecting creditors’ rights generally, general equitable principles (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or
at law) and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
3.5. The Adviser hereby agrees to follow and comply with the policies and procedures of the Fund that are provided to the Adviser
in writing, including the Order Aggregation and Allocation Procedures, Proxy Voting Guidelines, Rule 10f-3 Procedures, Rule 17a-7
Procedures, Rule 17e-l Procedures, Soft Dollar Policies and Procedures, Pricing Procedures, Fair Value Procedures, and Repurchase
Agreement Guidelines, which have been adopted by the Board of Trustees on July 20, 2004, and which may be amended or revoked from
time to time (it being understood that the Fund shall notify the Adviser in writing of any such amendment or revocation, and the
Adviser shall not be expected to comply therewith prior to receipt of such notice).
3.6. The Adviser and its affiliates perform investment advisory services on a fully discretionary basis for various clients,
including clients whose investment objectives and policies are generally similar to those of the Fund. The Fund acknowledges and
agrees that the nature and timing of the strategies employed and actions taken by the Adviser or any of its affiliates for any
of its other clients may be the same as or different from those employed and taken by the Adviser for the Fund, provided that it
continues to be the policy and practice of the Adviser and its affiliates not to favor or disfavor any client or class of clients
in the allocation of investment opportunities that the Adviser believes would be suitable for such client or class of clients,
so that, to the extent practicable, such opportunities will be allocated among clients over time on a fair and equitable basis.
Valuation and Fees
Advisory Fee Schedule. The Fund shall pay the Adviser, in arrears, a monthly investment advisory fee (hereinafter referred
to as "Advisory Fee") based on the average daily total assets of the Fund (including any assets attributable to any preferred
shares that may be outstanding or otherwise attributable to the use of leverage) as of the close of business of the last business
day of each calendar month, in accordance with the schedule below:
0.700% (70.0 basis points) annually
Adviser has also agreed to pay from its own assets additional compensation to Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
This additional compensation will be payable quarterly at the annual rate of 0.15% (15 basis points) (0.0375% quarterly) of the
Fund’s average weekly total assets (including any assets attributable to any preferred shares that may be outstanding or otherwise
attributable to the use of leverage) during the continuance of the Investment Advisory and Management Agreement between the Adviser
and the Fund or other subsequent advisory agreements between these parties.
Partial Periods. If the Adviser serves the Fund for a period of less than a full calendar month the Advisory Fee will be
proportionately reduced to reflect only the number of days during the month the Fund was under the Adviser’s management, and will
be based on the average daily total assets of the Fund as of the close of business on the last business day of such lesser period.
5. Survival of Representations and Warranties; Duty to Update Information
representations and warranties made by the Fund pursuant to Section 2 and by the Adviser pursuant to Section 3 hereof shall survive
for the duration of this Agreement, and each party hereto, upon becoming aware that any of its representations and warranties are
no longer true, shall immediately, but in any event within five (5) business days, notify the other party in writing. The Adviser
shall provide to the Fund on an annual basis the written report described in Rule 17j-1(c)(2)(ii) under the Investment Company Act.
Adviser shall not be subject to any liability to the Fund or its shareholders for any act or omission of the Adviser in performing
its obligations hereunder as investment adviser to the Fund, or for any losses that may be sustained by the Fund in the purchase,
holding or sale of investments; provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall protect the Adviser against any liability
to the Fund and its shareholders to which the Adviser would otherwise be subject by reason of willful misfeasance, bad faith or
gross negligence in the performance of its duties or by reason of the Adviser’s reckless disregard of its obligations and duties
under this Agreement.
7. Duration and Termination
Agreement shall continue in effect for a period of two years from the date hereof, subject thereafter to being continued in force
and effect from year to year if specifically approved each year by either (i) the Board of Trustees of the Fund, or (ii) by the
affirmative vote of a majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities. In addition to the foregoing, each renewal of this
Agreement must be approved by the vote of a majority of the Fund’s trustees who are not parties to this Agreement or interested
persons of any such party, cast in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval. Prior to voting on the
renewal of this Agreement, the Board of Trustees of the Fund may request and evaluate, and the Adviser shall furnish, such information
as may reasonably be necessary to enable the Fund’s Board of Trustees to evaluate the terms of this Agreement.
whatever may be provided herein to the contrary, this Agreement may be terminated at any time, without payment of any penalty:
a) By vote of a majority of the Board of Trustees of the Fund, or by vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities
of the Fund, upon at least sixty (60) days’ written notice to the Adviser; and
b) By the Adviser, upon at least sixty (60) days notice to the Fund.
Agreement shall terminate automatically in the event of its assignment (as such term as defined in the Investment Company Act).
agreement may be amended by mutual consent in writing of the parties, provided that the terms of each such amendment shall be approved
by the Board of Trustees of the Fund or by a vote of the majority of the outstanding voting securities of the Fund, as required
under the Investment Company Act.
notice that is required to be given by the parties to each other under the terms of this Agreement shall be in writing, delivered,
or mailed postpaid to the other party, or transmitted by facsimile with acknowledgment of receipt, to the parties at the following
addresses or facsimile numbers, which may from time to time be changed by the parties by notice to the other party;
(a) If to the Adviser:
Clough Capital Partners LP
260 Franklin Street, Suite 1920
Attention: Chief Compliance Officer
to the Fund:
Global Allocation Fund
1625 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware with respect to any
dispute arising under or in connection with this Agreement.
11. Use of Name
Fund hereby acknowledges that any and all rights in or to the name “Clough” which exist on the date of this Agreement
or which may arise hereafter are, and under any and all circumstances shall continue to be, the sole property of the Adviser; that
the Adviser may assign any or all of such rights to another party or parties without the consent of the Fund; and that the Adviser
may permit other parties, including other investment companies, to use the word “Clough” in their names. The Fund agrees
not to create or establish or permit to be created or established any affiliated fund or other entity or any class or series thereof
using the name “Clough” or any variant thereof without the written consent of the Adviser. The Fund acknowledges that,
other than as may otherwise be agreed by the Adviser in writing, the Fund shall use the name “Clough” only as included
in the Fund name “Clough Global Allocation Fund.” So long as the name of the Fund includes the name “Clough,”
the Fund shall not change the name of the Fund without the prior written consent of the Adviser. If the Adviser ceases to serve
as the sole investment adviser of the Fund, the Fund hereby agrees to take promptly any and all actions which are necessary or
desirable to change its name and those of each of its series or classes so as to delete the word “Clough,” unless the
Adviser agrees otherwise in writing.
agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall together constitute one and the same document.
captions herein are included for convenience of reference only and shall be ignored in the construction or interpretation hereof.
any provision of this agreement shall be held or made invalid by a court decision or applicable law, the remainder of the agreement
shall not be affected adversely and shall remain in full force and effect.
15. Certain Definitions
Business Day. As used herein, “Business Day” means any customary business day in the United States on which the
New York Stock Exchange is open.
Miscellaneous. Any question of interpretation of any term or provision of this Agreement having a counterpart in or otherwise
derived from a term or provision of the Investment Company Act shall be resolved by reference to such term or provision of the
Investment Company Act and to interpretations thereof, if any, by the US. courts or, in the absence of any controlling decisions
of any such court, by rules, regulation or order of the Commission validly issued pursuant to the Investment Company Act. Specifically,
as used herein,” investment company,” “affiliated person,” “interested person,” “assignment,”
“broker,” “dealer” and “affirmative vote of the majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities”
shall all have such meaning as such terms have in the Investment Company Act. The term “investment adviser” shall have
such meaning as such term has in the Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act, and in the event of a conflict between such Acts,
the most expansive definition shall control.
In addition, where
the effect of a requirement of the Investment Company Act reflected in any provision of this Agreement is relaxed by a rule, regulation
or order of the Commission, whether of special or general application, such provision shall be deemed to incorporate the effect
of such rule, regulation or order.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties
hereto have executed this Agreement on the day and year first written above.