Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc. is a closed-ended balanced mutual fund launched and managed by Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated. The fund invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across utilities and banking sectors. The fund primarily invests in investment-grade securities consisting of preferred securities and other income-producing securities comprising of various debt securities. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index and the S&P 500 Index. The fund was formerly known as Flaherty & Crumrine/Claymore Total Return Fund, Inc. Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc. was formed on August 26, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States.