DENVER--()--ALPS - A DST Company announced today the launch of the ALPS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSE Arca: ALERX) a fund that delivers exposure to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (NYSE: AMZI), a capped, float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted composite of 25 energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnerships that earn the majority of their cash flow from the transportation, storage, and processing of energy commodities.
The Fund employs a “passive management” – or indexing – investment approach designed to track the performance of the Index. The Index is calculated using a capped, float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted methodology intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the United States energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnership (“MLP”) asset class.
MLPs are publicly traded partnerships engaged in the transportation, storage and processing of minerals and natural resources. By confining their operations to these specific activities, their interests, or units, are able to trade on public securities exchanges exactly like the shares of a corporation, without entity-level taxation.
Additional Fund information can be found at www.alpsalerianmlp.com.
A wholly owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Denver with offices in Boston, New York, Seattle, and Toronto, ALPS is a 27-year-old financial services firm focused on asset servicing and asset gathering. With more than 400 employees, over 200 clients, and an executive team that has been in place for over 18 years, ALPS continues to actively promote all of its various business segments, from asset servicing through ALPS Fund Services, Inc. to asset gathering through ALPS Distributors, Inc. and ALPS Advisors, Inc. As of September 30, 2012, the firm managed more than $7.6 billion in assets and provided servicing to more than $365 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.
Alerian MLP Risks
Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. MLPs are controlled by their general partners, which generally have conflicts of interest and limited fiduciary duties to the MLP, which may permit the general partner to favor its own interests over the MLPs.
The benefit you are expected to derive from the Fund’s investment in MLPs depends largely on the MLPs being treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes. As a partnership, an MLP has no federal income tax liability at the entity level. Therefore, treatment of one or more MLPs as a corporation for federal income tax purposes could affect the Fund’s ability to meet its investment objective and would reduce the amount of cash available to pay or distribute to you. Legislative, judicial, or administrative changes and differing interpretations, possibly on a retroactive basis, could negatively impact the value of an investment in MLPs and therefore the value of your investment in the Fund.
Important Disclosures & Definitions
An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1.866.759.5679 or visit www.alpsfunds.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
The Fund invests primarily in energy infrastructure companies which may be adversely affected by changes in worldwide energy prices, exploration, production spending, government regulation, changes in exchange rates and depletion of natural resources. The Fund is new and has limited operating history.
The Fund is new and has limited operating history.
The ALPS | Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund is not suitable for all investors. Subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value
The ALPS | Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund is a series of Financial Investors Trust.
The ALPS | Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Alerian.