Philip Trinder Profile Picture Individual Investor

Philip Trinder

  • EducationUniversity of Houston; University of Texas at Austin
  • QualificationsMBA in Finance; BBA in Finance
  • Investment ExperienceInvestment experience since 1993

MLP Protocol Sprint

For the MLP Protocol Sprint portfolio, I pursue higher risks with higher potential total returns. I use an opportunistic and concentrated approach that leverages MLPs and related C-Corps. I will also invest in recent MLP IPOs.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -10.7%
    30 day
  • -21.6%
    90 day
  • -35.0%
    365 day
    June 27, 2012
Monthly vs S&P500
Philip Trinder - MLP Protocol Sprint Monthly vs S&P500
-34.4% 12 months
  • $50,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee


  • MLP

Holdings are only visible to invested clients.

If you'd like to discuss this portfolio, contact client relations at 1.866.825.3005.

Portfolio commentary

  1. Think twice before investing in MLPs in retirement accounts

    10 October 2013

    Investors are hungry for income, but it’s important to do your homework before stretching for yield.

  2. QR Energy causes some confusion 8 April 2013
  3. CVR Refining appears poised to ride the shale boom 3 February 2013
  4. New taxes, corporate dividends and MLPs 3 January 2013
  5. The fiscal cliff's shadow over energy MLPs 11 December 2012

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Alerian MLP


Covestor inception June 27, 2012

as of October 01, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Alerian MLP S&P 500
Past 30 days -10.7% -9.9% 0.7%
Past 90 days -21.6% -19.0% -6.9%
Past 365 days -35.0% -35.9% 0.9%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 10.4% 1.1% 14.3%
2015 (YTD) -21.6% -27.9% -5.1%
2014 1.0% 4.8% 13.7%
2013 41.0% 27.6% 32.4%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of October 01, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Alerian MLP S&P 500
Best 30 days 10.8% 9.7% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -15.6% -22.5% -10.0%
Volatility 21.4% 27.9% 15.3%
Sharpe Ratio - 1.64 - 1.29 0.06
Sortino Ratio - 2.17 - 1.73 0.09
Maximum Drawdown -37.5% -43.5% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -5.0% -6.5% -3.5%
vs. Alerian MLP vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 0.05 - 1.84
Alpha -17.1% -42.0%
Beta 0.58 0.67
R-Squared 0.58 0.23
  • $50,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee

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Transactions are only visible to invested clients.

If you'd like to discuss this portfolio,
contact client relations at 1.866.825.3005.

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
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  9. Not all transactions listed will appear in your account due to Covestor's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
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