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 (April 6, 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 April 13, 2018, the 30 constituents of the Index will be rebalanced, and the following changes will become effective on April 16, 2018.

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

Company Name Ticker Tier Index Weight Prior Tier
NuStar Energy, L.P. NS 1 5.0% 1
Summit Midstream Partners, LP SMLP 1 5.0% 3
NGL Energy Partners LP NGL 1 5.0% 1
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 1 5.0% 1
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL 1 5.0% 1
Golar LNG Partners LP GMLP 1 5.0% 1
Sunoco LP SUN 1 5.0% 1
USA Compression Partners, LP USAC 1 5.0% New
TC PipeLines, LP TCP 1 5.0% 2
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP 1 5.0% 1
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. SXCP 2 3.5% 2
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP ENLK 2 3.5% 1
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP TEGP 2 3.5% New
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP TEP 2 3.5% 2
AmeriGas Partners, L.P. APU 2 3.5% 2
Archrock Partners, L.P. APLP 2 3.5% New
Holly Energy Partners, L.P. HEP 2 3.5% 2
Crestwood Equity Partners LP CEQP 2 3.5% 1
Enable Midstream Partners, LP ENBL 2 3.5% 1
Spectra Energy Partners, LP SEP 2 3.5% 3
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. MMLP 3 1.5% 3
DCP Midstream, LP DCP 3 1.5% 2
Andeavor Logistics LP ANDX 3 1.5% 2
GasLog Partners LP GLOP 3 1.5% 3
Western Gas Partners, L.P. WES 3 1.5% 2
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ETE 3 1.5% 3
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP DM 3 1.5% New
Hi-Crush Partners LP HCLP 3 1.5% New
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. BSM 3 1.5% 2
MPLX LP MPLX 3 1.5% 3

Constituents removed, effective April 16, 2018:

Company Name Ticker
KNOT Offshore Partners LP KNOP
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. CQP
CNX Midstream Partners LP CNXM
Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. EPD
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC NSH


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.