Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Alpha Index

The Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Alpha Index is a fundamentally driven investment strategy designed to track the performance of 25 MLPs delivering the highest quality distribution growth. The index is equal-weighted and UCITS compliant.


+ Since: 3/31/2008

Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Alpha Index YGMLA 0.0%0.4%-0.7%-0.8%
Yorkville MLP Universe IndexYMLPU0.0%0.5%-2.4%-3.4%
S&P 500SPX0.0%1.2%3.6%13.3%

+ Annualized Total Returns as of 9/15/2017

The Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Alpha Index declined 5.6% for the second quarter of 2017. Despite the drop, YGMLA outperformed the Alerian MLP Index (“AMZX Index”), which returned 6.4%. On a year-to-date basis, YGMLA has gained 2.8% versus a 2.7% loss for AMZX, suggesting that MLPs with above average distribution growth have come back into favor with MLP investors.

Sector Breakdown*
Strategy Fundamentals*
Current Index Yield  6.1%
Distribution Growth Rate  12.8%
Total Market Capitalization ($MMS)  $215,829
Average Market Capitalization ($MMS)  $8,633

* as of 6/30/2017

Attribution Analysis

Stability Score*

2nd Quarter 2017


Growth Score*

2nd Quarter 2017


100% of the holdings in the Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Alpha Index (YGMLA) 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 +13.0%. As of March 31, 2017, YGMLA held 11 MLPs which increased distributions by more than 10% year-over-year.

Total Return Contribution by Sector*


All of the MLP sectors represented in the YGMLA Index contributed negative total returns for the second quarter 2017. Gathering & Processing and Natural Gas Pipelines were the lagging sectors for 2Q17, contributing losses of 1.7% and 1.2% to total return, respectively.

Top Holdings*
Tallgrass Energy GP LP  4.5%
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners LP  4.4%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  4.2%
Rice Midstream Partners LP  4.1%
Tallgrass Energy Partners LP  4.1%
MPLX LP  4.1%
EnLink Midstream LLC  4.1%
Western Gas Partners LP  4.1%
Phillips 66 Partners LP  4.0%
Energy Transfer Equity LP  4.0%

Index Methodology

Fact Sheet

Attribution Analysis