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Following 23 years with JPMorgan, in 2009 Simon Lack founded SL Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. SL Advisors manages investments in energy infrastructure, including the Catalyst MLP & Infrastructure Fund (MLXIX), the American Energy Independence Fund (USAI), and ... more

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Enlink’s Growth Plans Need Better Justification
Energy investors would still like to see less spending on growth projects than company executives are pursuing. Whenever a CEO announces new spending, there’s a palpable lack of enthusiasm.
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Williams Companies Promotes The Little Blue Flame
Williams CEO Alan Armstrong says the company has become too closely identified with oil and fracking. He said they need to refocus attention on the little blue flame in every kitchen’s stovetop, emphasizing a cleaner, more positive message.
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Why Inflation Isn’t What You Think
The Federal Reserve has long wrestled with stubbornly low inflation. A decade ago few would have expected this to be a problem, but Personal Consumer Expenditure (PCE) inflation, the Fed’s preferred measure, is coming in at 1.8% this year.
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MLPs Weak In November As Usual
Energy MLPs exhibit a seasonal pattern at of weakness at year-end. It may be some comfort for investors to be reminded that November is historically the best time to make investments in the sector.
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Tallgrass Endgame Approaches
Most sell-side analysts are constrained in providing critical analysis of the companies they cover because their firms are usually trying to do investment banking business with them.
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Canadian Pipelines Lead The Way
Although energy has been weak, wide performance divergences exist. Midstream energy infrastructure has done far better than the E&P companies that are its principal customers.
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Stocks Are The Cheapest Since 2012
11 months ago

It's hard to make such a precise forecast. However, we do think stocks look very attractive relative to bonds and are likely to do well over the long run.

The Uncertain Future Of MLP-Dedicated Funds
1 year ago

No, $KMI is a corporation. They gave up being an MLP in 2014 because it was too expensive to raise capital.

In this article: TRGP, OKE, KMI, PAA, SEMG, WPZ, NS, TEGP, WMB, TEP, TCP, TRP, AM, EEP, ETP, SEP, EQM
Reaction To 'The Alerian Problem'
1 year ago

Perhaps investors regard energy as relatively less vulnerable to trade disputes.

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Managing Partner
SL Advisors, LLC
June 2009 - Present (10 years 8 months)

SL Advisors is a registered investment advisor offering investment strategies that can be accessed through separately managed accounts for individuals, family offices and institutions.

SL Advisors is designed to offer clients the same investment strategies with the same transparency, liquidity and access in which he invests his family’s money for a low fee.

Managing Director
JP Morgan
1986 - 2009 (24 years 4 months)

Founded and ran JPMorgan Incubator Funds, private equity vehicles which took stakes in emerging hedge fund managers (2001-2009)
Ran investment bank internet strategy, negotiating several profitable VC investments in several start-ups (1999-2001)
Ran fixed income derivatives trading through successive mergers (1986-1999)

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Bonds Are Not Forever; The Crisis Facing Fixed Income Investors
Simon Lack
Wiley
09/03/2013

An up-close look at the fixed income market and what lies ahead Interweaving compelling, and often amusing, anecdotes from author Simon Lack's distinguished thirty-year career as a professional investor with hard economic data, this engaging book skillfully reveals why Bonds Are Not Forever. Along the way, it provides investors with a coherent framework for understanding the future of the fixed income markets and, more importantly, answering the question, "Where should I invest tomorrow?" Bonds Are Not Forever chronicles the steady decline in interest rates from their peak in the 1980s and the concurrent drop in inflation during that period. Offering a uniquely intimate, yet analytically thorough look at the coming fixed income crisis, Bonds Are Not Forever is must reading for investment professionals, as well as retail investors and their advisors.

The Hedge Fund Mirage - The Illusion of Big Money and Why It's Too Good to Be True
Simon Lack
Wiley
01/03/2012

Sure, hedge funds have produced some of the greatest fortunes in recent years, but the shocking reality is that investors would have made more putting their money into treasury bills instead. And while hedge funds have proved to be serious moneymakers for those that manage them, investors themselves rarely reap the benefits. In The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It's Too Good to Be True, hedge fund expert Simon Lack blows the lid off the secret world of this class of investments, teaching you everything you need to know to maximize your own returns.