Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading independent alternative investment management firm focused on niche investing in upstream oil and gas companies, energy infrastructure, specialized real estate, middle market credit, growth private equity and distressed municipal opportunities. Kayne’s investment philosophy is to pursue niches, with an emphasis on cash flow, where our knowledge and sourcing advantages enable us to deliver above average, risk-adjusted investment returns. Kayne manages approximately $24.5 billion in assets (as of 10/31/2013) for institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs 230 professionals in eight offices across the United States.
We are committed to quality in both our investments and our business practices. From an investment standpoint, we place a higher priority on the preservation of capital than on the achievement of outsized gains that incur sizable risks. We employ a clear, disciplined investment process that utilizes proprietary research and rely upon our own judgment when making investment decisions. From an operating perspective, we believe that quality is reflected in superior day-to-day execution across the various parts of the organization. We emphasize the details and require accuracy and timeliness.
We focus on fundamental bottom-up research to identify and exploit niche asset classes that we believe to be less understood and generally not followed by the broader investor community. The depth and breadth of our research and portfolio management teams, market knowledge, investment experience and industry relationships make us a leader in our areas of focus, and have led to a highly positive track record in alternative investments over the past 29 years.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors' principals and many employees have made charitable giving an important part of their lives for many years. In 2011 we formed the Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation (KACAF) to (a) demonstrate that charitable giving and activities is an important part of our culture, (b) encourage employees to increase their individual giving and participation in charitable activities, and (c) to provide an organized way to make our charitable contributions. Our emphasis is to donate to those charities that help society's most disadvantaged - economically, physically, educationally, or socially. Click here to learn more about KACAF and the charities we have supported to date.