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Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE: JMF)

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The MLP & Energy Infrastructure team (formerly 'FAMCO MLP') of Advisory Research, Inc. is dedicated to managing Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure strategies for open and closed-end mutual funds, public and corporate pension plans, endowments and foundations and private wealth individuals. The MLP team’s investment philosophy is based on their belief that strategy dominates tactics. It is their expectation that a portfolio incorporating a well-founded top-down strategy, rigorous quantitative analysis, and strong fundamental research increases the probability of generating excess return relative to the benchmark. To manage risks in their portfolios, they limit concentration and generally exclude those issues that they believe to be of lower quality, and thus higher risk.

Their style is best described as a core, risk-aware approach with a bias over the long term towards higher-quality, higher-growth, and smaller capitalization MLPs and energy infrastructure companies.

Manager Bios

James J. Cunnane Jr., CFA

James J. Cunnane Jr., CFA

Jim Cunnane, with 25 years of investment experience, is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Infrastructure team. He oversees the firm’s MLP and energy infrastructure product lines and chairs the Risk Management Committee. He joined the MLP team in 1996 and currently serves as a portfolio manager for three closed-end mutual funds: the Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund, the Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund and the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities Fund. He also serves as a portfolio manager for three open-end mutual funds: the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Income Fund, the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund and the most recently launched, Advisory Research MLP & Equity Fund. Mr. Cunnane holds a B.S. in finance from Indiana University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He serves on the finance council and investment committee of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the investment committee of Mercy Health, and on the Board of Directors of St. Patrick’s Center.

Quinn T. Kiley

Quinn T. Kiley

Quinn Kiley, with 17 years of investment experience, is Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Infrastructure team and his responsibilities include portfolio management of various energy infrastructure assets and oversight of the energy infrastructure research process. He joined the MLP team in 2005. Mr. Kiley serves as a portfolio manager for three closed-end mutual funds: the Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund, the Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund and the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities Fund. He also serves as a portfolio manager for three open-end mutual funds: the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Income Fund, the Advisory Research MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund and the most recently launched, Advisory Research MLP & Equity Fund. Prior to joining the MLP team, Mr. Kiley served as Vice President of Corporate & Investment Banking at Banc of America Securities in New York. He was responsible for executing strategic advisory and financing transactions for clients in the Energy & Power sectors. Mr. Kiley holds a B.S. with honors in geology from Washington & Lee University, a M.S. in geology from the University of Montana, a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, and a M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Mr. Kiley has been admitted to the New York State Bar. He serves on the finance committees of Rossman School and the Magic House.

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