Global X Small-Cap MLP ETF to Debut Tuesday
Global X, the New York-based ETF sponsor known its lineup of commodities and unique sector funds, will introduce a new ETF focused on master limited partnerships (MLPs) on Tuesday January 15. The Global X Junior MLP ETF (NYSE: MLPJ) will be the firm's second MLP ETF. The firm introduced the Global X MLP ETF (NYSE: MLPA) in April 2012. MLPA had $25.8 million in assets under management as of January 10, according to Global X data.
MLPJ will track a Solactive index of small-cap MLPs and will feature an annual expense ratio of 0.75 percent, Index Universe reported.
Popular MLP exchanged traded products include the JPMorgan Alerian MLP ETN (NYSE: AMJ), the Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE: AMLP) and the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSE: EMLP), but those funds along with MLPA are focused primarily on larger MLPs such as Enterprise Products (NYSE: EPD) and Magellan Midstream (NYSE: MMP).
By comparison, MLPJ, the new Global X fund, will be comprised primarily of MLPs with market caps ranging from $200 million to $2.5 billion.
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