Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. (“GSAM”), investment adviser for the Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (GMZ) and Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund (GER) (together, the “Funds”) announced today the appointment of Linda A. Lang as an advisory board member to each Fund’s Board of Trustees.
Linda A. Lang
Ms. Lang is a member of the Board of Directors of WD-40 Company, a global consumer products company, where she chairs the Finance Committee and also serves on the Compensation Committee. Previously, Ms. Lang held several senior management positions at Jack in the Box, Inc., a restaurant company listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, where she worked for 30 years, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Over that time, she was involved in the areas of strategic planning, capital structure and deployment, and enterprise risk management. Ms. Lang previously served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and as a Trustee of the California State University System. In addition, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration and is a member of the Corporate Directors Forum. Based on the foregoing, Ms. Lang is experienced with financial and investment matters.
For additional information, please visit the Funds’ website at www.gsamfunds.com/cef.
Each Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company managed by GSAM’s Energy & Infrastructure Team, which is among the industry’s largest Master Limited Partnership (“MLP”) investment groups. The Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund began trading on the NYSE on November 25, 2013, and the Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund began trading on the NYSE on September 26, 2014.
Each Fund seeks a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions to shareholders. The Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund invests primarily in MLP investments. The Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund invests primarily in MLPs and other energy investments. Each Fund currently expects to concentrate its investments in the energy sector, with an emphasis on midstream MLP investments. The Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund invests across the energy value chain, including upstream, midstream and downstream investments.
About Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.
GSAM is the asset management arm of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), and supervises $ 1.08 trillion as of December 31, 2015.1 GSAM has been providing discretionary investment advisory services since 1988 and has investment professionals in all major financial centers around the world. The company offers investment strategies across a broad range of asset classes to institutional and individual clients globally. Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
1 Assets Under Supervision (AUS) includes assets under management and other client assets for which Goldman Sachs does not have full discretion.
Shares of closed-end investment companies frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value (“NAV”), which may increase investors’ risk of loss. At the time of sale, an investor’s shares may have a market price that is above or below NAV, and may be worth more or less than the original investment. There is no assurance that a Fund will meet its investment objective. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from investments in common stock, including among others risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting MLPs, potential conflicts of interest risk, cash flow risks, dilution risks and trading risks.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Each Fund has completed its initial public offering. Investors should consider their investment goals, time horizons and risk tolerance before investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund is not appropriate for all investors, and each Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investors should carefully review and consider a Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing.
Master Limited Partnerships ("MLPs") may be generally less liquid than other publicly traded securities and as such can be more volatile and involve higher risk. Investments in securities of an MLP involve risks that differ from investments in common stocks, including risks related limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP, risks related to potential conflicts of interest between the MLP and the MLP's general partner, cash flow risks, dilution risks and risks related to the general partner's right to require unit holders to sell their common units at an undesirable time or price. MLPs are also generally considered interest-rate sensitive investments. During periods of interest rate volatility, these investments may not provide attractive returns.
MLPs may also involve substantially different tax treatment than other equity-type investments, and such tax treatment could be disadvantageous to certain types of investors, such as retirement plans, mutual funds, charitable accounts, foreign investors, retirement accounts or charitable entities. In addition, investments in MLPs may trigger state tax reporting requirements. Generally, a master limited partnership ("MLP") is treated as a partnership for Federal income tax purposes. Therefore, investors in an MLP may be subject to certain taxes in addition to Federal income taxes, including state and local income taxes imposed by the various jurisdictions in which the MLP conducts business or owns property. In addition, certain tax-exempt investors in an MLP, such as tax-exempt foundations and charitable lead trusts, may incur unrelated business taxable income ("UBTI") with respect to their investment. UBTI may result in increased Federal, and possibly state and local, tax costs, and may also result in additional filing requirements for tax exempt investors. Non-U.S. investors may be subject to U.S. taxation on a net income basis and have U.S. filing obligations as a result of investing in MLPs. The tax reporting information for MLPs generally is provided to investors on an annual IRS Schedule K-1, rather than an IRS Form 1099. To the extent the Schedule K-1 is delivered after April 15, you may be required to request an extension to file your tax returns.
As Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund and Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund strategy trades MLPs (which may generate UBTI for certain types of investors) and other equity securities, clients of Goldman Sachs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances. Entities referred to as MLPs are generally structured as LPs but also can be structured as LLCs and receive partnership taxation treatment. Some MLPs may choose different taxation treatment or choose to be structured differently. Differently structured entities may not have all the characteristics of a typical MLP.
For additional information, please visit the Funds’ website at www.GSAMFUNDS.com/cef.
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