James Murchie is the President, Founder and CEO of Energy Income Partners and Portfolio Manager of EIP’s Funds. He founded EIP in 2003 and is the portfolio manager for all of its funds which are concentrated on on high-payout energy infrastructure securities within asset classes such as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), MLP affiliates, Utilities and Yield Corporations (YieldCos) and Energy Infrastructure Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). From 2005 to mid-2006, Jim and the EIP investment team was affiliated with Pequot Capital Management. In July 2006, EIP re-established its independence. From 1998 to 2003 he managed a long/short equity fund that invested in energy and cyclical equities and commodities as head of Lawhill Capital. From 1995 to 1997, he was a managing director at Tiger Management where his primary responsibility was investments in energy, commodities and related equities. From 1990-1995 Jim was a principal at Sanford C. Bernstein where he was a top-ranked energy analyst and sat on the Research Department’s Recommendation Review Committee.
Before joining Bernstein, Jim spent 8 years at British Petroleum in 7 operating and staff positions of increasing responsibility. He has served on the board of Clark Refining and Marketing Company and as President and treasurer of the Oil Analysts Group of New York. Jim holds degrees from Rice University and Harvard University.