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 (January 5, 2018) 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 January 12, 2018, the 30 constituents of the Index will be rebalanced, and the following changes will become effective on January 16, 2018.

Cushing® MLP High Income Index constituents, effective January 16, 2018:

Company Name Ticker Tier Index Weight Prior Tier
NuStar Energy, L.P. NS 1 5.0% 1
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 1 5.0% 1
Sunoco LP SUN 1 5.0% 1
NGL Energy Partners LP NGL 1 5.0% 1
Golar LNG Partners LP GMLP 1 5.0% 1
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP 1 5.0% 1
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL 1 5.0% 2
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP ENLK 1 5.0% 1
Crestwood Equity Partners LP CEQP 1 5.0% 2
Enable Midstream Partners, LP ENBL 1 5.0% New
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. SXCP 2 3.5% 3
KNOT Offshore Partners LP KNOP 2 3.5% New
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP TEP 2 3.5% 2
DCP Midstream, LP DCP 2 3.5% 1
Andeavor Logistics LP ANDX 2 3.5% 2
AmeriGas Partners, L.P. APU 2 3.5% 2
Holly Energy Partners, L.P. HEP 2 3.5% 2
TC PipeLines, LP TCP 2 3.5% 2
Western Gas Partners, L.P. WES 2 3.5% 2
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. BSM 2 3.5% New
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC NSH 3 1.5% New
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. MMLP 3 1.5% New
Summit Midstream Partners, LP SMLP 3 1.5% 3
GasLog Partners LP GLOP 3 1.5% 3
CNX Midstream Partners LP CNXM 3 1.5% 3
Spectra Energy Partners, LP SEP 3 1.5% 3
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ETE 3 1.5% 2
MPLX LP MPLX 3 1.5% 3
Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. EPD 3 1.5% 3
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. CQP 3 1.5% New

Constituents removed, effective January 16, 2018:

Company Name Ticker
Phillips 66 Partners LP PSXP
EQT Midstream Partners, LP EQM
Hi-Crush Partners LP HCLP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. MMP
Rice Midstream Partners LP RMP
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP TEGP


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), The Cushing® Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CENI), The Cushing® Energy Supply Chain Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CSCI), The Cushing® Transportation Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CTRI) and The Cushing® Utility Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CUTI).  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 Swank Capital, LLC, and Cushing® Asset Management, LP, which have 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.