Alerian Announces Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees of the 2016 Ammys

Feb 18, 2016, 11:43 ET from Alerian

DALLAS, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today the 20 winners and 9 Hall of Fame inductees of the 2016 Alerian MLP Awards, or Ammys. These individuals and companies were first recognized at the Inaugural Ammys Dinner, hosted by Latham & Watkins partner Tim Fenn at The Houston Club in Houston, Texas on February 16.

"There is tremendous value in not just focusing on what's urgent, but also what's important," Alerian President & CEO Kenny Feng said. "Recognizing the individuals and companies responsible for bringing MLPs from their humble beginnings 35 years ago to where they are today, however challenging today may look, is important."

Headlining the inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees was Dan Duncan, co-founder of Enterprise Products Partners (EPD). Accepting the award on behalf of her late father after a moving video tribute was Randa Duncan Williams. The Ammys Selection Committee (ASC), composed of 10 non-Alerian industry veterans, also inducted two others from Enterprise—President Randy Fowler and Vice President of Investor Relations Randy Burkhalter.

A complete list of winners and Hall of Fame inductees is below. Additional information about the event, including presenters and ASC members, can be found at Photos from the event will also be available at the site next week.


MLP M&A Deal of the Year
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) / The Williams Companies (WMB)

Most Innovative MLP
Black Stone Minerals (BSM)

Best MLP Investor Relations Team
Tesoro Logistics (TLLP)

Best MLP Company Website
EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK)

Best MLP Macro Coverage
Michael Blum, Wells Fargo

Outstanding MLP Reporting
Liam Denning, Bloomberg

Best MLP Research Report Headline
Ethan Bellamy, Robert W Baird

Accountant of the Year: MLP Annual Reporting
Ernst & Young

Accountant of the Year: MLP Initial Public Offerings
Ernst & Young

Legal Counsel of the Year: MLP Public Equity Offerings
Vinson & Elkins

Highest MLP Total Return
Alon USA Partners (ALDW)

Highest Large-Cap MLP Total Return
Buckeye Partners (BPL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Total Return
Northern Tier Energy (NTI)

Highest Midstream MLP Total Return
Valero Energy Partners (VLP)

Highest Upstream MLP Total Return
Viper Energy Partners (VNOM)

MLP Bookrunner of the Year
Barclays Capital

MLP Underwriter of the Year
Barclays Capital

Best MLP ATM Offering Execution

Highest MLP Closed-End Fund Total Return
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp (TYG)

Highest MLP Mutual Fund Total Return
SteelPath MLP Select 40 Fund (MLPFX)

Hall of Fame Inductees

Chairman, President, or CEO
Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)

Chief Financial Officer (2)
John Chandler, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
Randy Fowler, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)

Investor Relations
Randy Burkhalter, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)

Research & Analysis
Richard Gross, Barclays Capital

Public Accounting
Chris Buckalew, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Legal Counsel
Tim Fenn, Latham & Watkins

Investment Banking
Ed Guay, Goldman Sachs

Asset Management
Kevin McCarthy, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

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