The First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSEArca: EMLP) is up 1.3% and like MLPX, hit a new all-time high earlier in Monday’s session. EMLP, which celebrates its second anniversary late this week, features Williams Cos. as its fifth-largest holding with a weight of 3.3%. Williams Partners and Access Midstream combine for about 0.75% of EMLP’s weight.
The actively managed EMLP was the first RIC-compliant MLP product that doesn’t dilute the tax benefits of holding individual MLPs. However, by limiting MLP holdings to 25%, the ETF includes other energy infrastructure firms with similar characteristics to MLPs. [MLP ETFs Address Tax Concerns]
Even with the cap on MLP exposure, EMLP has a distribution rate of 3.41% and has raked in almost $749 million in assets in just two years of trading, according to First Trust data.
First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund
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