The Fund seeks investment results that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (the “Index”), which is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the United States energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnership (“MLP”) asset class. The Index is comprised of 25 energy infrastructure MLPs that earn a majority of their cash flow from the transportation and storage of energy commodities.
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Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 815 primary ETF and 53 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 98 ETNs, 135 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, including cross-listings, NYSE Euronext has 529 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 608 listings across the European markets. In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 14,309 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon.
About ALPS Advisors, Inc. (Source: ALPS Advisors, Inc.)
Headquartered in Denver, and with offices in Boston, New York, and Seattle, ALPS has been in business for nearly 25 years across three primary business lines: Asset Servicing, Asset Gathering, and Asset Management. As of September 30, 2009, ALPS manages more than $1.3 billion and provides servicing to more than $250 billion in client assets. For more information about ALPS and the services available, visit www.alpsinc.com, and for additional information about ALPS products, visit www.alpsfunds.com
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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