Investigation of Crestwood Midstream Partners
Have you suffered losses investing in Crestwood Midstream Partners MLP? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
According to their website, Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream assets located primarily in the Marcellus Shale, Bakken Shale, Delaware Permian Basin , PRB Niobrara Shale, Barnett Shale and Fayetteville Shale. Our operation and financial results are divided into three segments that include Gathering & Processing, Storage & Transportation and Marketing, Supply & Logistics. Across our three segments Crestwood is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation, terminalling and marketing of NGLs; gathering, storage, transportation, terminalling and market of crude oil.
The Problem with Alternative Investments
A Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. MLP’s receive the same tax benefits of a limited partnership combined with the liquidity of a publically traded security. In order to be classified as an MLP the partnership must receive 90% of its cash flow from a “qualifying source” – such as real estate, natural resources or commodities.
According to Market Realest, some of the years worst performing midstream MLP’s as of June 2015 include Enbridge Energy Partners, Energy Transfer Equity, DCP Midstream Partners, Crestwood Midstream Partners, and EnLink Midstream.
MLP’s are extremely complex and risky. They are only suitable for wealthy, sophisticated retail investors or institutional investors.
Brokerage firms that sell such products are required to perform adequate due diligence on the investments to ensure a reasonable likelihood of success, and to evaluate whether the investments are suitable in light of the client’s age, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives. Firms that fail to perform adequate due diligence, or that make unsuitable recommendations, can be held responsible for losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
Recovery of Investment Losses
If you suffered losses investing in Crestwood Midstream Partners or another MLP and would like a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call The White Law Group at (888)637-5510.
The White Law Group is a national securities arbitration, securities fraud, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
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