MLP Roundtable Webinar

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014, 11:00 AM ET 

4:00 PM LONDON | 5:00 PM PARIS | 6:00 PM ATHENS | 11:00 PM HONG KONG 



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  • Review for Upstream, Midstream & Downstream sectors
  • Potential Taxation & Legislative Changes for MLPs
  • Outlook for energy & commodity prices
  • Corporate credit performance and its relation to MLP valuations
  • MLPs Expanding towards non- traditional MLP Sectors


   Matthew Phillips  
Equity Research Analyst
  Clarkson Capital Markets

Matt covers Midstream Energy/Master Limited Partnerships for Clarksons. Pipeline and terminal infrastructure is a natural extension of our research coverage which connects the energy value chain from the wellhead to marine shipping. Matt joined Clarksons in April 2012, and prior to launching midstream coverage, Matt worked with the Clarksons lead shipping analyst to expand our global research coverage in the maritime sector with his focus being crude oil, refined products, LPG, and LNG. Prior to joining Clarksons Matt spent several years on the Citigroup Midstream Energy/MLP research team and holds a degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Featured Presenters 

   Matthew Cooper 
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Matthew is a Vice President in GSAM and is a research analyst for the Energy & Infrastructure Team. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2013, Matthew worked in the Commodities Origination and Structuring Group at Merrill Lynch beginning in 2011. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked as a research analyst in the Private Equity Group at Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Fund and prior to that he worked as an Investment Banker in the Energy and Power Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. Matthew holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

   Brian Kessens, CFA
Director, Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Analyst
  Tortoise Capital

Mr. Brian Kessens joined Tortoise Capital in 2008. He was a vice president in Citigroup’s global energy investment banking practice. Prior to Citigroup, he served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Kessens earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a CFA charterholder.

   Daniel L. Spears
  Swank Capital

Daniel L. Spears has 19 years of investment management and investment banking experience in the natural resource sector. He was an investment banker in the Natural Resources Group at Bank of America Securities LLC for eight years. He also worked in the Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Spears serves on the boards of Central Energy, LP and Lonestar Midstream, L.P.  Mr. Spears received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Swank Capital in 2006.

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