Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Reduces Leverage Amid Commodity Volatility
Are you concerned about investment losses in Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA Arbitration.
Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund reportedly seeks a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions to shareholders. The Fund invests primarily in master limited partnership (“MLP”) investments, a significant portion of which deliver midstream infrastructure to support growing hydrocarbon extraction.
According to reports Monday, the portfolio management team of the Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: GMZ) has decided to effectively eliminate the net leverage of the Fund after the recent market volatility. This volatility coupled with the effective elimination of leverage has resulted in a hard hit to the Fund’s net asset value.
Unfortunately for investors, most oil and gas MLPs are down substantially in the last year. According to Yahoo Finance, the fund’s share price has declined 78% in the past year.
MLP Funds are High-risk, Complex Investments
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending high risk mutual funds that invest primarily in MLPs.
Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are extremely complex and risky, making them better suited for institutional investors or wealthy and sophisticated retail investors.
Aggressive financial advisors may have unsuitably recommended MLP funds in an effort to chase yield. Investors who buy solely on the basis of the dividend may experience losses as the dividend is cut and the stock price declines in response.
If your financial advisor over-concentrated your portfolio, 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, can be unsuitable for many investors.
If you suffered losses investing in Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you. Please call the offices at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group is a national securities arbitration, securities fraud, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee. The firm represents investors throughout the country in FINRA arbitration claims against their brokerage firm.
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