General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 20, 2010

The Advantages Of Investing In Master Limited Partnerships – James J. Cunnane Jr. – Fiduciary Asset Management, Llc

Cunnane, James J.
James J. Cunnane Jr., with 23 years of investment experience, is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Advisory Research, Inc.’s MLP & Energy Infrastructure team. He oversees the firm’s MLP and energy infrastructure product lines and chairs the Risk Management committee. He joined the MLP team in 1996 and currently serves as a Portfolio Manager for three publicly traded closed-end mutual funds: the Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund (FMO), the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities Fund (JMLP) and the Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (JMF). He also serves as a Portfolio Manager for three open‐end mutual funds: the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Income Fund (INFIX), the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund (MLPPX) and the Advisory Research MLP & Equity Fund (INFEX). Mr. Cunnane holds a B.S. in finance from Indiana University and is a chartered financial analyst charterholder. He serves on the finance council and investment committee of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and on the board of directors of St. Patrick’s Center. Profile
TWST: Please start with the background of FAMCO and your relationship with Piper Jaffray.

Mr. Cunnane: FAMCO was founded when three members of General Dynamics' internal investment group outsourced