For investors in midstream energy, it’s important to understand a mutual fund’s structure, investment universe and philosophy, as these factors can have a potentially material impact on portfolio composition, after-tax returns and performance characteristics.
As signaled in September, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in November to establish a production target to help stabilize the global oil market.
We expect the global oil surplus to evaporate over the next year, followed by a widening supply gap in 2017 and beyond. In our view, North American shale oil is uniquely positioned to fill that supply shortfall, presenting a compelling opportunity in the midstream energy space for investors able to weather potential near-term volatility.
The U.K.'s historic decision to leave the European Union (EU) has sparked fears about the economic impact on the region and the world. We discuss the investment implications for select Cohen & Steers asset classes, including global real estate securities, global listed infrastructure, commodities and preferred securities.
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