America’s midstream energy infrastructure, the pipelines that move U.S. energy supplies to market is crucial as we strive for American Energy Independence.

MLPs Offer Steady Income and Exposure to Shale Gas Development

The New York Times today has a piece on Richard Kinder, founder of Kinder Morgan (KMP) the largest publicly traded partnership in the U.S. KMP recently agreed to acquire El Paso Corporation to create an entity controlling 80,000 miles of pipeline crisscrossing the U.S. KMP is a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), which is to say that owners of LP […]

Why We Should Borrow in € and Invest in Natural Gas

As the reality sets in of guiding 26 countries (i.e. the EU less Britain) towards agreement on a common set of revisions to the Treaty, the smug satisfaction of the tabloid press and at least a substantial minority of the British population is almost palpable even here on the U.S. side of the Atlantic. One by […]

The € is Becoming a Funding Currency

I spent a few days in London last week, meeting with investors and discussing my book. I also managed three separate TV appearances. I can tell you that if the € sovereign debt crisis appears to dominate the news in the U.S., it is an all-consuming obsession for the financial media in the UK. It […]

The Hedge Fund Debate

I spent a most enjoyable lunchtime at a roundtable sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). The topic of debate was my book, and more specifically my assertions that hedge fund investors have not done very well. It was a spirited and informed debate, with lively interchange among the participants. Hopefully […]

Debating Hedge Funds in London

I have arrived in London and am therefore physically closer to the Eurozone crisis than normal. Tomorrow I’ll be spending a lot of time promoting my book – Bloomberg at 7am, a roundtable debate at the Center for the Study of Financial Innovation over lunch and Jeff Randall on Sky in the evening. Hedge funds […]