5G Infrastructure Series
Part 3: How MHI Invests in 5G Today
Bryan Spratt
Portfolio Manager
Bryan J. Spratt, CFA, graduated summa cum laude from Spring Arbor College with a BA degree in Economics/Computer Science.
He previously worked as an analyst and portfolio manager in various investment subsidiaries at Comerica Bank, from 1990 to 2001, including Munder Capital, from 1994 to 2001. At Munder he was a member of the Energy and Power Team that developed and managed the Munder Power Plus Fund, among other portfolio management responsibilities. From 2001 through 2004, Bryan was responsible for the utilities and telecom sectors for the Value Team at Banc One Investment Advisors and the One Group Funds, which ranked among the largest asset managers in the US prior to its acquisition by JP Morgan Chase.
About Miller/Howard Infrastructure
Miller/Howard Infrastructure provides both rising income and growth, and seeks to participate in the stability and dynamic growth of essential services and infrastructure worldwide. The stability arises from the fact that utilities and infrastructure are in constant demand and continuously generating revenues. The growth is due to expanding populations and demographic shifts that drive more usage. In the developing world, growth arises as economies push toward a developed-world standard of living.
5G Infrastructure Series
Part 3: How MHI Invests in 5G Today

Commentary

The smartphone would not be so smart without the power of the network behind it.

We see 5G as a major macro tailwind and growth driver for the communications and enablers segments of the portfolio. We look to invest in the network infrastructure and service providers. We also seek to invest in the “densification players” providing fiber, towers, small cells, advanced antennas, routers, and key equipment and device chipset providers.

There has always been a chicken-and-egg aspect to the communications network. The constant upgrade cycle has never really stopped as technology advances constantly improve. In many ways the smartphone is a primary example of technology convergence talked about way back in the mid 1990’s—it took tens of billions of dollars of capital over many years to build the network to make it all work today. Put another way, the smartphone would not be so smart without the power of the network behind it making it all possible.

In the Miller/Howard Infrastructure Strategy, we believe owning multiple 5G key players at this early stage makes the most sense because of the newness, the ongoing evolution, and the huge potential opportunities. We seek to invest in the best-in-class, network, owner/operators and enablers. Miller/Howard’s ESG policy and focus on sustainability are integral to reducing our risk and achieving consistent superior long-term returns for our clients. Given the huge opportunity, the insatiable demand, and significant capital deployed, we want to participate in these opportunities for our clients now.

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Investment products: are not FDIC insured - May lose value - Are not bank guaranteed

Opinions and estimates offered constitute Miller/Howard Investments’ judgment and are subject to change without notice, as are statements of financial market trends, which are based on current market conditions. All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including possible loss of principal. It is important to note that there are risks inherent in any investment and there can be no assurance that any asset class will provide positive performance over any period of time. The material may also contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainty, and there is no guarantee they will come to pass.

The information above is from sources deemed to be reliable and is provided strictly for the convenience of our investors and their advisors. These materials are solely informational. Legal, accounting and tax restrictions, transaction costs and changes to any assumptions may significantly affect the economics of any transaction. The information and analyses contained herein are not intended as tax, legal or investment advice and may not be suitable for your specific circumstances; accordingly, you should consult your own tax, legal, investment or other advisors, at both the outset of any transaction and on an ongoing basis, to determine such suitability. Any investment returns, past, hypothetical or otherwise, are not indicative of future performance. Do not use this report as the sole basis for investment decisions. Do not select an allocation, investment discipline or investment manager based on performance alone. Consider, in addition to performance results, other relevant information about each investment manager, as well as matters such as your investment objectives, risk tolerance and investment time horizon.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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