Swank Capital and its wholly-owned investment adviser subsidiary Cushing® Asset Management (“Cushing®”) were formed in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and the firm is headquartered in Dallas, TX. Our business was initially focused on investments primarily in midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs). We have broadened our investment offerings to include, MLPs, upstream MLPs and downstream investments, as well as our Renaissance strategy. The Renaissance Strategy includes thematic investments in energy, industrial, manufacturing and logistics companies positioned to benefit from increasing U.S. production of crude oil and natural gas and lower relative domestic costs.
Fundamental analysis is one of the cornerstones of our investment philosophy and we have built a comprehensive investment team with expertise to fully understand each of the respective segments in which we invest. Working closely with our investment team is our dedicated risk manager, who provides independent oversight and controls over the investment process.
We offer multiple products and services designed to meet the needs of both institutional and retail investors seeking professional investment management with a disciplined investment process, rigorous risk management, and a proven track of performance in the specialty segments in which we invest.. We have built robust investment, operations, compliance, and investor relations teams to support our offerings and clients.