Stratos Master Limited Partners & Equity Income strategy
With investments in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and stocks with a history of dividend payment, high-net-worth investors may create a reliable income stream with the Stratos Master Limited Partners & Equity Income strategy. MLPs are business entities that share similarities to both corporations and partnerships and typically pay consistent income with specific tax benefits. MLPs are restricted to certain industries; most operate in the energy sector. In combination with high-dividend stocks, this strategy is intended to provide higher than average income compared to traditional fixed-income strategies.
Risk suitability: Suitable for high-net-worth investors with a high tolerance for risk who can tolerate periods of increased volatility
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ASSET CLASS RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Equities: Investors should be willing and able to assume the risks of equity investing. The value of a client’s portfolio changes daily and can be affected by changes in interest rates, general market conditions and other political, social and economic developments, as well as specific matters relating to the companies in which the strategy has invested. Companies paying dividends can reduce or cut payouts at any time.
MLP distributions are not guaranteed. The actual amounts of cash distributions may fluctuate and will depend on the MLP’s future operations performance. Increasing interest rates could have an adverse effect on MLP unit prices as alternative yields become more attractive. Increasing debt service cost and interest expense negatively affect cash flow and could impact the MLP’s ability to make cash distributions.
Investors should also be aware of the risks of MLPs. Among them: concentration risk, liquidity, exposure to potential volatility, tax reporting complexity, fiscal policy and market risk. It is advisable to consider the suitability of MLPs, given your individual income needs and portfolio constraints.
Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. MLPs are controlled by their general partners, which generally have conflicts of interest and limited fiduciary duties to the MLP, which may permit the general partner to favor its own interests over the MLPs.