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 Index YLMLP 2.3%-0.2%-0.2%2.7%
Yorkville MLP Universe IndexYMLPU1.8%-0.1%-0.1%4.0%
S&P 500SPX1.7%1.2%1.2%7.3%

* Annualized Total Returns as of 4/26/2017

The Yorkville Liquid MLP Index gained 3.8 percent for the fourth quarter of 2016. YLMLP outperformed the Alerian MLP Index (“AMZX Index”), which returned 2.0 percent. The outperformance can primarily be attributed to the strong performance of large market capitalization, highly liquid MLPs. For 2017, YLMLP returned 27.5 percent versus 18.3 percent for the AMZX.

Sector Breakdown*
Portfolio Characteristics*
Yield  7.1%
# of Constituents  25
Market Capitalization (Total)  $302,835
Market Capitalization (Average)  $12,113
Market Capitalization (Median)  $6,590

* as of 4/26/2017

Attribution Analysis

Stability Score*

4th Quarter 2016


Growth Score*

4th Quarter 2016


84% of the holdings in the Yorkville Liquid MLP Index (YLMLP) either increased or maintained their distributions in the fourth quarter of 2016 versus the prior year (4Q15). On average, the holdings produced year-over-year distribution growth of +0.8%. As of December 30, YLMLP held 6 MLPs which increased distributions by more than 10% on a year-over-year basis.

Total Return Contribution by Sector*


All but two of the MLP sectors represented in the YLMLP contributed positive total returns for the quarter. General Partners and Gathering & Processing, given the their high betas and high correlations to energy prices, were the leading sectors for the second quarter, contributing gains of 180 and 100 basis points respectively to the portfolio’s total returns. Marine Transportation and Downstream detracted minimally (<10 basis points) each.

Top Holdings*
Enterprise Products Partners LP  10.1%
Energy Transfer Partners LP  10.0%
Energy Transfer Equity LP  9.6%
Plains All American Pipeline LP  8.1%
Sunoco Logistics Partners LP  6.2%
Williams Partners LP  6.0%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  5.7%
ONEOK Partners LP  5.4%
MPLX LP  5.0%
Buckeye Partners LP  4.0%

Fact Sheet

Attribution Analysis

Index Methodology