Alerian Announces Temporary Suspension Of Adjusted Market Capitalization Test In Upcoming Quarterly Rebalancing

Dec 10, 2015, 10:32 ET from Alerian

DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced that due to an unprecedented decline in MLP unit prices over the last quarter, it will not apply the adjusted market capitalization test to existing constituents of the Alerian Index Series during the upcoming quarterly rebalancing, which will take place following the close of business on December 18. Alerian plans to modify the criterion at the end of this month to dynamically respond to equity price movements going forward.

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