Kayne Anderson Fund Advisors

About KA Fund Advisors

Adviser Overview

KA Fund Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., is a leading investor in both public and private energy companies. Our investment strategies seek to identify and exploit investment niches that we believe are less understood and generally not followed by the broader investor community. As of June 30, 2017, Kayne Anderson and its affiliates manage $25.5 billion, including $17 billion in the energy sector.

We manage four publicly-traded closed-end funds:

Ticker     Fund and Investment Focus



Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (NYSE:KYN):

Invests in public MLPs




Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KYE):

Invests in public MLPs; Canadian and U.S. income trusts; marine transportation; coal companies; and energy-related debt  




Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund (NYSE:KMF):

Invests in public MLPs, midstream C-corporations, and energy-related debt




Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company (NYSE:KED):

Invests in privately-held MLPs, public MLPs, and energy-related debt


We differentiate ourselves from others through an extensive network of relationships with major energy infrastructure companies. Our publicly-traded funds' boards of directors include current and retired CEOs that we have invested with over the years as well as other leading industry professionals.


We are positioned to identify, source and structure private investments in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and other energy related companies for the following reasons:


We are the most active player in the MLP asset class and a leading provider of private equity capital to the midstream sector space. Kevin McCarthy, CEO of the funds leads our midstream energy investments, while Bob Sinnott, President, CEO and CIO of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. ("KACALP"), manages our upstream energy investing activities and is a director of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a large publicly-traded MLP, and its parent, Plains GP Holdings, L.P. ("PAGP"). Board members of Kayne Anderson funds include:

  • William Cordes, retired president of Northern Border Pipeline Company and retired CEO of Northern Border Partners, LP
  • Barry Pearl, executive vice president of Kealine LLC (private developer and operator of petroleum infrastructure facilities), former president of Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company, LLC (general partner of TEPPCO Partners, L.P.) and former CEO of TEPPCO Partners, L.P.
  • Al Richey, senior vice president, finance and treasurer for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • William Shea, CEO of general partner of PVR Partners, L.P.; CEO and president of general partner of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P.; retired president, CEO and chairman of Buckeye Partners, L.P. and Buckeye GP Holdings, L.P.
  • William Thacker, retired chairman, CEO and president of TEPPCO Partners, L.P.
  • Anne Costin, professor of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, former adjunct professor in the finance and economics department of Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and retired managing director within Citi's Investment Banking Division
  • Steven Good, retired senior partner at CohnReznick LLP (accounting, tax and business advisory services provider)
  • Gerald Isenberg, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television


We are the largest institutional investor in the MLP asset class and a leading provider of private capital to the midstream energy space having invested in over 65 private transactions totaling over $3+ billion to MLPs since 2004.

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