The Westwood MLP Opportunities strategy:

  • Typically invests in 25-35 securities with market capitalizations between $100 million and $100 billion.
  • Utilizes proprietary fundamental research to identify financially sound companies that offer undervalued assets with growing distributions from cash flow and limited volatility.
  • Is a well-diversified portfolio across various MLP market sub-sectors, which includes exposure to income producing securities with MLP-like characteristics.
    • Holistic investment process employing expertise of analysts covering related industries.
  • Imbeds independent risk management in the process.
  • Is an AllCap capitalization strategy.


(As of 6/30/2017)

Inception date QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr Since Inception
MLP Opportunities Gross of Fees 1/1/2014 -6.27% -1.53% 4.86% -10.51% n/a -3.04%
MLP Opportunities Net of Fees -6.50% -2.00% 3.87% -11.37% n/a -3.96%
Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index -7.01% -3.04% 3.52% -15.69% n/a -9.65%

Investment Team

Westwood believes that team management creates a sense of ownership, accountability and consistency in the investment process. Our MLP Opportunities team is supported by a fundamental research team that has cross capitalization responsibilities in specific sectors.

Within our process, Research Analysts generate investment ideas, while the Portfolio Team is responsible for portfolio construction. Each of our Research Analysts is also on a Portfolio Team, which leads to a very collaborative environment where we fully utilize the expertise of all investment team members. 

Portfolio Team

Todd L. Williams, CFA

Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst

Hollis P. Ghobrial, CFA

Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst

Matthew Na, CFA

Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst


For purposes of compliance with the GIPS standards, the firm (“Westwood” or the “Firm”) is defined as the assets of Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood International Advisors Inc.  Westwood Management Corp. is an SEC registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that provides investment supervisory services, managing equity and fixed income portfolios.  Westwood International Advisors Inc. is a registered portfolio manager with the Ontario Securities Commission and the Autorité des marchés financiers in Quebec that provides investment supervisory services for global and emerging markets equity portfolios.  Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood International Advisors Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE: WHG). Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request, as is a complete list and description of the Firm’s composites, by contacting


Westwood Management Corp. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).  Unless otherwise stated, performance shown is in U.S. Dollars.


The MLP Opportunities Composite includes all taxable and tax-exempt, fee-paying fully discretionary accounts whose main objective is to invest in securities of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and other asset classes and securities whose characteristics are consistent with MLPs such as tankers, marine shipping companies and others. The MLP Opportunities portfolio consists of 25-35 securities managed to outperform the Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index. Portfolio returns reflect the reinvestment of dividend and interest income. The MLP Opportunities Composite is compared to the Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index. The Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index is an equal-weighted version of the leading benchmark of MLP equities, the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ). The Index, which has the same 50 constituents as the AMZ and rebalances them to a 2% weight each on a quarterly basis. The Alerian MLP Index is a composite of the 50 most prominent energy MLPs calculated by Standard & Poor’s using a float-adjusted market capitalization method. The index described above is an unmanaged market index. The comparative index returns include reinvestment of income but do not include transaction costs or management fees.