Yorkville Liquid MLP Index

The Yorkville Liquid MLP index is structured to facilitate institutional access to the MLP asset class. The index is comprised of the 25 most actively traded master limited partnerships. It utilizes a proprietary, liquidity-weighted methodology engineered to maximize daily trading volume. The index is rebalanced quarterly.


+ Since: 12/31/1999

Yorkville Liquid MLP IndexYLMLP-3.6%-2.8%-6.3%-14.2%
Yorkville MLP Universe IndexYMLPU-2.9%-2.4%-5.8%-8.6%
S&P 500SPX0.0%0.3%2.6%17.3%

+ Annualized Total Returns as of 11/17/2017

The Yorkville Liquid MLP Index fell by 7.9% for the second quarter of 2017. YLMLP underperformed the Alerian MLP Index (“AMZX Index”), which returned 3.9%. The underperformance can primarily be attributed to weakness in large cap MLPs during the quarter.

Sector Breakdown*
Strategy Fundamentals*
Current Index Yield  6.9%
Distribution Growth Rate  0.2%
Total Market Capitalization ($MMS)  $287,160
Average Market Capitalization ($MMS)  $11,486

* as of 6/30/2017

Attribution Analysis

Stability Score*

2nd Quarter 2017


Growth Score*

2nd Quarter 2017


88% of the holdings in the Yorkville Liquid MLP Index (YLMLP) either increased or maintained their distributions in the second quarter of 2017 versus the prior year (2Q16). On average, the holdings produced year-over-year distribution growth of +2.4%.

Total Return Contribution by Sector*


All but one of the MLP sectors represented in the YLMLP Index detracted from portfolio performance for the second quarter 2017. Natural Gas Pipelines and Crude Oil Pipelines were the largest detractors for the second quarter, contributing losses of 250 basis points and 190 basis points, respectively. Downstream was the lone sector to contribute positively to quarterly index performance, adding 0.5%.

Top Holdings*
Energy Transfer Equity LP  10.1%
Enterprise Products Partners LP  10.1%
Plains All American Pipeline LP  10.0%
Energy Transfer Partners LP  9.7%
MPLX LP  7.6%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  7.2%
Williams Partners LP  5.2%
Buckeye Partners LP  4.6%
Western Gas Partners LP  3.3%
Enbridge Energy Partners LP  3.3%

Fact Sheet

Attribution Analysis

Index Methodology