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Matthew Lemme, Portfolio Manager & Sr. Research Analyst

Matthew Lemme, Portfolio Manager & Sr. Research Analyst

Matthew Lemme has over 14 years of experience in investments, mergers & acquisitions, and strategy consulting, including over 12 years of experience in the energy and materials space. He managed credit and equity portfolios at Highland Capital Management for nearly six years before joining Swank Capital in October 2012. Prior to Highland, he was an Associate Research Analyst at UBS Securities in New York, covering companies and master limited partnerships in the natural gas and coal industries. Mr. Lemme was also a consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where he provided mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisory services to electric utilities. Prior to Deloitte, he was an investment banking analyst at CCF Charterhouse, a French investment bank now owned by HSBC. He received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Villanova University. Mr. Lemme has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Daniel L. Spears, Partner

Daniel L. Spears, Partner

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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Jerry V. Swank, Managing Partner

Jerry V. Swank, Managing Partner

Jerry V. Swank founded Swank Capital in 2001. He has 39 years of experience in investment management and research analysis. Mr. Swank was President and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc, an oil and gas research/consulting company. He spent 14 years with CS First Boston, where he was a Director and Southwestern Regional Sales Manager. He worked seven years as a buy-side analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Swank holds a B.A. in economics (University of Missouri) and an M.B.A. (University of North Texas). Mr. Swank has served on the boards of John S. Herold Inc., Matador Petroleum and Advantage Acceptance Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Central Energy, LP and E-T Energy Ltd.

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Libby F. Toudouze, Partner

Libby F. Toudouze, Partner

Libby F. Toudouze has 28 years of experience in investment management. Before joining Swank Capital, she established and ran a family office where she developed investment policies, created an asset allocation framework, and analyzed investments. Ms. Toudouze worked seven years in private wealth management at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. She was an analyst, trader and portfolio manager at the hedge fund Paragon Associates. She worked on the institutional trading desk at Merrill Lynch and on the floor of the NYSE. Ms. Toudouze earned her B.B.A. and her M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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Kevin Gallagher, CFA, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Kevin Gallagher, CFA, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Kevin Gallagher has 14 years of investment management and investment research experience. In addition to portfolio management, he provides research for Swank Capital's MLP-related funds. Mr. Gallagher was a senior research associate with RBC Capital Markets covering the Diversified Energy, E&P, and MLP sectors. Prior to that, he spent four years in portfolio management at GMAC-RFC. Mr. Gallagher earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2004.

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Saket Kumar, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

Saket Kumar, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

Saket Kumar recently re-joined Swank Capital, as a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst and his responsibilities include portfolio management and research for the Cushing Renaissance Fund. He has experience as an engineer, investment research and investment banking and is a specialist in the materials, energy and basic industrials sectors. Mr. Kumar spent the past year as a research analyst for Citadel Investment Group. Prior to Citadel, Mr. Kumar was a Senior Research Analyst at Swank Capital from 2008 through 2011 with a focus on the commodities, industrials, materials and emerging markets sectors. Prior to originally joining the firm, he spent three years as an investment banker at Bear Stearns where he focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the global industrial group. Prior to that, he spent three years in the marine transportation industry as an engineer on board cargo vessels specializing in dry bulk and crude oil shipping. Mr. Kumar received an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. in marine engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute in India.

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Paul Euseppi, CPA, Senior Research Analyst

Paul Euseppi, CPA, Vice President & Senior Research Analyst

N. Paul Euseppi joined Swank Capital after four years as an energy industry investment analyst. He covers MLP sub-sectors, maintains detailed models of MLPs under coverage and assists on private transactions. As a financial analyst in the global energy investment banking unit at Citi Global Markets, he focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Euseppi was a senior associate in the transaction services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.B.A. from Texas Tech University.

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Judd Cryer, Senior Research Analyst

Judd Cryer, Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst

Before joining Swank Capital, Judd Cryer worked for three years as a consulting engineer in the utility industry and another three years as a project engineer in the oil and gas equipment industry. He also worked four years as an investment analyst. He has been with Swank Capital since 2005, providing research coverage of MLPs. Mr. Cryer received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

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John Musgrave, Senior Research Analyst

John Musgrave, Vice President & Senior Research Analyst

John Musgrave has worked as an investment analyst in the energy industry since 2004. Mr. Musgrave previously worked in Citigroup’s investment banking division where he focused on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions in a wide range of industries, including energy MLPs.  He also worked as an analyst for UBS Investment Bank’s Global Energy Group. Mr. Musgrave joined Swank Capital in 2007. His primary responsibility is providing research coverage of MLPs. Mr. Musgrave received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University.

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Matt Wenk, CPA, Controller

Matt Wenk, CPA, Controller

Before joining Swank Capital, Matt Wenk was a Supervising Senior at Rothstein, Kass & Company, PLLC. He focused on funds with investing strategies in master limited partnerships, privates, long/short equities, options, foreign currencies, futures, swaps, forwards, power contracts, private investment in public entities, and physical uranium. Mr. Wenk is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University.

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Todd Sunderland, CFA, FRM, Senior Vice President, Risk Manager

Todd Sunderland, CFA, FRM, CMT Senior Vice President Risk Manager

Todd Sunderland has nine years of experience in investment and risk management and five years in engineering. Before coming to Swank Capital he was portfolio analyst at Spinnerhawk Capital Management. Prior to that he was programmer and risk analyst for Hunt Financial Ventures. His engineering experience includes Carter & Burgess (Jacobs) and United Technologies Carrier. Mr. Sunderland earned his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Market Technician (CMT), and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) - inactive.

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John H. Alban, CAIA, Chief Financial Officer & Interim Chief Compliance Officer

John H. Alban, CAIA, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

John H. Alban has worked 25 years in asset management, operations, compliance, accounting, and fund administration. He served as Chief Administrative Officer for NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer for an energy hedge fund. Mr. Alban received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in finance. He manages operations, finance, accounting, and tax for Swank Capital.

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Chris Cocotos, Equity Trader

Chris Cocotos, Vice President, Senior Equity Trader

Chris Cocotos has fourteen years of experience working in investment management and as a trader. He was a trader at Banyan Equity Management, a global macro hedge fund. He worked in Lehman Brothers Private Client Group and Merrill Lynch Private Bank & Investment Group. Mr. Cocotos has three years experience on the ATP Men’s Professional Tennis Tour. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Cocotos joined Swank Capital in 2006.

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R. Gavin Worthy, Vice President, Sales Operations & Business Development

R. Gavin Worthy, Vice President, Sales Operations & Business Development

Gavin Worthy has spent most of his career in financial services with nine of the past thirteen years focused in the business development aspect of the industry. Prior to joining Swank Capital, Mr. Worthy served as Senior Vice President and was a member of the executive committee for Greystone Metro Financial where his responsibilities included leading the firm's internal and external business development teams. Mr. Worthy earned his B.B.A. in Finance with an accounting concentration from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.B.A. in Finance with a specialization in alternative assets from Southern Methodist University.

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Chelsey Meyer, Marketing Analyst

Chelsey Meyer, Marketing Analyst

Before joining Swank Capital, Chelsey Meyer was at a wealth management firm in Dallas. She focused on client communication, website maintenance and administrative and analytical tasks. She earned a BA in English and Mass Communications from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Parker Roy, Senior Managing Director, Business Development

Parker Roy, Senior Managing Director, Business Development

Parker Roy, a specialist in retail distribution, has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years and in marketing and distribution for 24 years. Mr. Roy started at Salomon Smith Barney in 1995 as a financial consultant. He became a Regional Director with Citi Smith Barney in 2005. He was National Business Development Director with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Consulting Group before joining Swank Capital. Mr. Roy earned a B.A. in Economics from Rollins College and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.

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Terry Beneke, CPA, Managing Director, Institutional Investor Relations

Terry Beneke, CPA, Managing Director, Institutional Investor Relations

Terry Beneke is Managing Director of Institutional Investor Relations. He began his career with KPMG, and served as an accounting and finance executive in the oil and gas industry for nearly a decade. He twice has served as a family office chief investment officer, was a Principal with Bank of America Securities - Prime Brokerage, and was chief operating officer of a long-short hedge fund. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on hedge fund investment topics. Mr. Beneke earned a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant (Texas).

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Adam C. Evans, CIMA, Senior Vice President, Institutional Business Development

Adam C. Evans, CIMA, Senior Vice President, Institutional Business Development

Adam C. Evans has 20 years of investment management experience. Before joining Swank Capital, he was Senior Vice President with Putnam Investments. Prior to that, Mr. Evans spent ten years in regional marketing roles with Calamos Investments, TCW Investments and Insight Capital Research and Management. He began his career with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Evans received his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Arlington and his M.B.A from Southern Methodist University. He received his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation in 2000.

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Katie Frankovich, Operations

Katie Frankovich, Vice President Operations

Katie Frankovich, Operations, has seven years of experience in the investment company industry. Prior to joining Swank Capital, she was a Controller at Colt Ventures Ltd, a private equity firm. Previously she worked at Carlson Capital, providing back office and operational support for the various funds. Ms. Frankovich began her career at Citco Fund Services in San Francisco. She earned her BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California.

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Barry Y. Greenberg, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Barry Y. Greenberg, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Barry Y. Greenberg joined Swank Capital, LLC as its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in November 2010. His responsibilities include managing the firm’s comprehensive compliance program and advising senior management regarding legal issues and regulatory developments. Prior to joining Swank Capital, Mr. Greenberg served as a partner in the investment funds group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Dallas for five years. In this role, he advised private and offshore funds, mutual funds and investment advisers on a wide range of issues, including entity formation, governance and regulatory compliance matters. From 1995 through 2005, Mr. Greenberg served as vice president, legal, compliance and administration of American Beacon Advisors, Inc., a registered investment adviser and mutual fund sponsor. Mr. Greenberg began his legal career in the Fort Worth district office of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1988. He served for seven years in the Enforcement Division as an enforcement attorney and branch chief, managing investigations of matters involving violations of investment adviser, investment company, broker-dealer and general corporate securities regulations. Mr. Greenberg received his J.D. cum laude from Tulane Law School and his B.A. from Emory University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

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