DALLAS, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced that today marks the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Alerian MLP Index, the first real-time Master Limited Partnership (MLP) benchmark. The float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted index, whose constituents represent approximately 85% of total float-adjusted market capitalization, is disseminated real-time on a price-return basis (AMZ) and on a total-return basis (AMZX).
"What began as a project to legitimize the MLP structure in the eyes of investors and save investor relations teams, sell-side analysts, and national media lots of time evolved into a household name among industry participants," said President and CEO Kenny Feng. "We consider ourselves fortunate to have had a front-row seat to the development of the MLP structure, to know the companies that have utilized it, and to serve the stakeholders that have invested in and serviced those companies during the past 10 years. Thank you for making the AMZ your benchmark, and here's to the first decade and many more to come."
A summary of industry highlights from each of the past 10 years is available by visiting alerian.com, clicking on Alerian Insights, and searching for "AMZ Anniversary Countdown".
Alerian equips investors to make informed decisions about Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure. Its benchmarks, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), are widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media to analyze relative performance. As of May 31, 2016, more than $15 billion is directly tied to the Alerian Index Series through exchange-traded funds and notes, separately managed accounts, and structured products. For more information, including index values and constituents, research content, and announcements regarding rebalancings, please visit alerian.com.
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