The best MLP ETFs

How to invest in Master Limited Partnerships using ETFs

0.25% p.a. - 0.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of MLP ETFs
on MLPs, which are tracked by ETFs
on MLPs
 
The best indices for MLP ETFs

How do I invest in MLPs with ETFs?

Master Limited Partnerships are used to finance projects in the real estate and fossil resource exploration sectors. For this purpose, shares of such a partnership of multiple companies are listed on a stock exchange.

The MLP itself has no employees and is obliged to distribute all earnings to the parties involved in the partnership. This legal form only exists in the USA where it is popular because no corporate taxes are charged on the distributed income. Accordingly, the reported earnings are quite high.

Since MLP shares are listed and traded on a stock exchange, the securities can also be used to build an equity index. The corresponding MLP ETFs are usually among the ETFs with the highest dividend yields, but are also associated with all the risks of an investment in fossil resources.

In this investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest in Master Limited Partnerships.
 

Morningstar MLP Composite performance

1 month: 8.83%
1 year: 48.58%
3 years: 21.67%
5 years: 21.80%
 

MLP ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing an MLP ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all MLP ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all MLP ETFs in detail
Compare all MLP ETFs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF DistIE00B8CJW150 215 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF AccIE00B94ZB998 81 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
L&G US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETFIE00BHZKHS06 33 0.25% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 09.08.22

 

Return comparison of all MLP ETFs

The table shows the returns of all MLP ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF Dist 15.30% 8.22% 23.65% 47.23% 17.25%
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF Acc 15.27% 8.09% 23.56% 47.14% 16.41%
L&G US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF 14.32% 5.90% 17.40% 39.87% 35.34%
ETF   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF Dist 38.92% 49.85% -36.74% 9.92% -10.45%
Invesco Morningstar US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF Acc 38.80% 49.60% -37.04% 9.94% -10.51%
L&G US Energy Infrastructure MLP UCITS ETF 31.28% 57.70% -26.83% 6.62% -10.85%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.22; Calculations in EUR including dividends