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Recovery of Alerian MLP ETF investment losses

(Last Updated On: December 11, 2015)

Have you suffered losses in Alerian MLP ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover those losses from the brokerage firm or financial advisor that recommended the investment.

According to its website, the Alerian MLP Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE: AMLP) delivers exposure to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (NYSE: AMZI), a capped, float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted composite of energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnerships that earn the majority of their cash flow from the transportation, storage, and processing of energy commodities.

In the United States, a master limited partnership (MLP) is a limited partnership that is publicly traded on an exchange qualifying under Section 7704 of the Internal Revenue Code. It combines the tax benefits of a limited partnership with the liquidity of publicly traded securities.

In the last few years, MLPs have become a popular way to structure energy/oil and gas investments.  According to Morningstar, from the start of 2010 to the end of 2014, a net $44 billion flowed into MLP mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Unfortunately for investors in these products, most oil and gas MLPs are down substantially in the last year, including the Alerian MLP ETF.

If your financial advisor over-concentrated your portfolio in the Alerian MLP ETF, you may have a viable claim to recover your losses.  Financial advisors are required to make suitable investment recommendations, accounting for your age, income, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives.  Diversification is the key to reducing risk.  As such, over-concentrated exposure to any sector or investment (but particularly volatile industries like oil and gas which are so dependent on global demand and supply), can be unsuitable for many investors.

The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms may have for making bad bets in the Alerian MLP ETF.

If you lost money investing in the Alerian MLP ETF and would like to discuss your litigation options, please call the securities arbitration attorneys of The White Law Group at 312/238-9650 for a free consultation.

The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.  For more information on the firm and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.