Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of the Cushing® MLP High Income Index

Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of the Cushing® MLP High Income Index

Dallas, Texas (October 7, 2016) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce today the upcoming rebalancing of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations. After the markets close on October 14, 2016, the 30 constituents of the Index will be rebalanced, and the following changes will become effective on October 17, 2016.

Cushing® MLP High Income Index constituents, effective October 17, 2016:

Company Name Ticker Tier Index Weight Prior Tier
Sunoco LP SUN 1 5.0% 1
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 1 5.0% 1
Summit Midstream Partners, LP SMLP 1 5.0% 1
Williams Partners, L.P. WPZ 1 5.0% 1
Enbridge Energy Partners,  L.P. EEP 1 5.0% 1
NuStar Energy, L.P. NS 1 5.0% 1
DCP Midstream Partners, L.P. DPM 1 5.0% 2
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP ENLK 1 5.0% 1
ONEOK Partners, L.P. OKS 1 5.0% 2
Genesis Energy, L.P. GEL 1 5.0% 2
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. FGP 2 3.5% 1
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. SXCP 2 3.5% 3
Golar LNG Partners LP GMLP 2 3.5% 2
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. SPH 2 3.5% 1
Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. SXL 2 3.5% 2
Tesoro Logistics LP TLLP 2 3.5% 3
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL 2 3.5% 2
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ETE 2 3.5% 2
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP TEP 2 3.5% 3
TC PipeLines, LP TCP 2 3.5% 3
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. MMLP 3 1.5% 2
USA Compression Partners, LP USAC 3 1.5% 3
AmeriGas Partners, L.P. APU 3 1.5% 2
MPLX LP MPLX 3 1.5% 3
EnLink Midstream, LLC ENLC 3 1.5% 3
Spectra Energy Partners, LP SEP 3 1.5% New
Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. EPD 3 1.5% New
Western Gas Partners, L.P. WES 3 1.5% 3
ONEOK, Inc. OKE 3 1.5% New
Columbia Pipeline Partners LP CPPL 3 1.5% New


Constituents removed, effective October 17, 2016:

Company Name Ticker
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. PAA
Plains GP Holdings, L.P. PAGP
Holly Energy Partners, L.P. HEP
Transocean Partners LLC RIGP


The Cushing® MLP High Income Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of 30 publicly traded energy and shipping master limited partnership (MLP) securities with an emphasis on current yield. The securities are chosen for inclusion according to a three-tier proprietary weighting system developed by Cushing® Asset Management, LP. The Cushing® MLP High Income Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “MLPY”.


Cushing® Asset Management, LP (“Cushing”), a subsidiary of Swank Capital, LLC, is an SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Cushing serves as investment adviser to affiliated funds and managed accounts which invest primarily in securities of MLPs and other natural resource companies.

Cushing is also dedicated to serving the needs of MLP and energy income investors by sponsoring a variety of industry benchmarks, including The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  MLPX), The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  CMCI) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  CRTY).  For more information, please visit https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.

For additional information contact:

Judson Redmond


Source:  Cushing® Asset Management, LP and Swank Capital, LLC

The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing® Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” and its related stylized mark(s) have been licensed for use by Cushing® Asset Management, LP.  Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones S&P nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.