Cushing Asset Management, LP

Investment Team

  • Jerry V. Swank
    Founder & Managing Partner

    Jerry V. Swank founded Swank Capital in 2001 and its wholly owned SEC-registered investment adviser in 2003. He has over 40 years of experience in investment management and research analysis. Mr. Swank was formerly President and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc, an oil and gas research/consulting company (now part of IHS Markit). He spent 14 years with CS First Boston, where he was a Director and Southwestern Regional Sales Manager. He worked seven years as a buy-side analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Swank holds a B.A. in Economics (University of Missouri) and an M.B.A. (University of North Texas). Mr. Swank has served on the boards of John S. Herold Inc., Matador Petroleum and Advantage Acceptance Inc.

  • Saket Kumar
    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Saket Kumar has worked in investment management and investment banking focused on the energy and industrials sector since 2007. Before joining Swank Capital he was an analyst at Citadel Investment Group in their long short market neutral hedge fund strategy, an investment Banker at Bear Stearns and a marine engineer at Anglo Eastern Ship Management. Mr. Kumar earned his MBA. in Finance and Accounting from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor in Engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute in India. He joined Swank Capital in 2012.

  • John M. Musgrave
    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Mr. Musgrave has managed the MainStay Cushing MLP Premier Fund since January 2020. He is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and the Co-Chief Investment Officer, Midstream, of Cushing® Asset Management, LP (“Cushing”). Mr. Musgrave joined the firm in 2007. His responsibilities include portfolio management and research coverage of midstream companies. Prior to joining Cushing, Mr. Musgrave worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. where he focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries, including midstream energy companies. He also worked previously as an analyst for the Global Energy Group of UBS Investment Bank. He received his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.

  • Nick English
    Portfolio Manager

    Mr. English joined Cushing Asset Management in January 2014 and has worked in the energy industry since 2009. Prior to joining Cushing, he was a senior consultant at Portfolio Decisions where he focused on developing strategic plans for some of the largest companies in the oil and gas industry. Previously, he worked for Texas Energy Advisors, a capital advisory firm serving global energy clients. He began his career as a commercial credit analyst for Wells Fargo. Mr. English received his B.S. in Finance from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.