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Energy Income Partners, LLC is an employee owned SEC-registered investment advisor, founded in October 2003 by James J. Murchie, Eva Pao and Linda Longville to provide professional asset management services.  We seek a diversified portfolio of non-cyclical pipeline companies and power utilities operating poles, wires, pipes and tanks that represent the low-cost way of shipping the lowest cost energy.

The EIP Investment Team is made up of James Murchie, Eva Pao, Saul Ballesteros, John Tysseland, Louis Lazzara, Lisa Sacerdote and Lisa Murchie.  Our Investment Team has significant combined years of energy industry, securities research, and trading and portfolio management experience. We have remained majority employee-owned and, as such, are a firm where employees go to work every day to manage their own capital with the following objective: to seek competitive absolute returns over a long time horizon, such as is consistent with multi-generational wealth transfer.  Our approach is fundamentally based and conservative.  We invest in quality, not deep value.  We seek investors who understand our approach and are willing to invest alongside us.

We are located in Westport, CT and manage approximately $5.1 billion as of December 31, 2023.

Team Bios


James J. Murchie

Co-Founder, Co-Portfolio Manager and CEO

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Eva Pao

Principal, Co-Founder and Co-Portfolio Manager

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Saul Ballesteros

Principal, Head of Trading and Operations

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John K. Tysseland

Principal and Co-Portfolio Manager

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Cheryl Melena

Accounting and Tax Manager

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Joe Tiberio

Manager of Operations

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Lisa P. Sacerdote, CFA

Senior Research Analyst

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Mate Rumora

Trading and Operations Specialist

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Nandita Hogan

Chief Compliance Officer

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Jon Ackerhalt

Business Development Manager

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Jayme Martino

Investor Relations / Client Service

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Sarah O’Malley

Human Resources

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Elizabeth Arkay-Leliever

Accounting Associate

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Bruno Dos Santos

Chief Accounting Officer

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Louis W Lazzara

Senior Research Analyst

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Lisa Murchie

Research Analyst

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Sandi Doyle

Senior Accounting Manager

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Anna Merriss

Compliance Associate

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Margaret Green

Office Manager

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