BetaPro Management Inc. Launches Horizons BetaPro Commodity ETFs



    World's first leveraged and inverse ETFs with exposure to Crude Oil and
    Natural Gas

    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - Jovian Capital Corporation ("Jovian") (JOV: TSX)
and its related company BetaPro Management Inc. ("BetaPro") are pleased to
announce the launch of four new Horizons BetaPro Exchange-Traded Funds
("HBP ETFs") covering commodities natural gas and crude oil. Similar to the
existing HBP ETFs, the Bull Plus ETFs offer twice the daily performance and
the Bear Plus ETFs twice the inverse daily performance of the underlying
benchmark. All four new HBP ETFs will trade in Canadian dollars and, through
currency hedging, will offer investors exposure to commodity returns expressed
in US dollars.
    BetaPro management will be ringing the opening bell at TSX market open
today at 9:30 a.m.

    
    The following HBP Commodity ETFs begin trading today:             Symbol

    -  Horizons BetaPro NYMEX(R) Natural Gas Bull Plus ETF               HNU
    -  Horizons BetaPro NYMEX(R) Natural Gas Bear Plus ETF               HND
    -  Horizons BetaPro NYMEX(R) Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF                 HOU
    -  Horizons BetaPro NYMEX(R) Crude Oil Bear Plus ETF                 HOD
    

    "Our new HBP commodity ETFs are the first of their kind in the world and
we believe they will be quickly adopted as strategic portfolio tools given the
importance of natural gas and crude oil to investors worldwide," said
Howard J. Atkinson, President of BetaPro. "We are extremely pleased to deliver
these innovative products to market together with our partners, the Toronto
Stock Exchange and New York Mercantile Exchange, both natural resource leaders
in their own right."
    "ETFs are an important market segment to the TSX and allow an investor to
buy an entire basket of stocks or bonds or other assets through a single
security that tracks and matches the returns of an index," stated
Rik Parkhill, President, TSX Markets and Interim Co-CEO, TSX Group. "Along
with the ETF providers and intermediaries, the TSX supports innovation and
growth of the ETF market through new product development - we are open to list
new innovative products. The TSX recognizes the differences in ETF listings
through dedicated listing criteria and fee structures. We have a dedicated
service group focused on development of ETFs on the TSX."
    James E. Newsome, President and CEO of NYMEX, said, "NYMEX is proud to
partner with BetaPro and the TSX to introduce these innovative new products.
As the global leader in crude oil, natural gas and gold, NYMEX understands the
value and opportunities for diversified risk management in the growing
Canadian energy and metals markets. We are gratified to work with such
distinguished partners."

    
    Additional HBP Commodity ETFs scheduled to
    begin trading later this month:                                   Symbol

    -  Horizons BetaPro COMEX(R) Gold Bullion Bull Plus ETF              HBU
    -  Horizons BetaPro COMEX(R) Gold Bullion Bear Plus ETF              HBD
    -  Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Global Mining(R) Bull Plus ETF           HMU
    -  Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Global Mining(R) Bear Plus ETF           HMD
    -  Horizons BetaPro DJ-AIG(SM) Agricultural Grains Bull Plus ETF     HAU
    -  Horizons BetaPro DJ-AIG(SM) Agricultural Grains Bear Plus ETF     HAD
    

    The information above is only a summary of certain aspects of these
investment funds. All Horizons BetaPro ETFs use leveraged investment
techniques that magnify gains and losses and result in greater volatility in
value. All Horizons BetaPro ETFs are subject to active investor risk.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be
associated with mutual fund investments (including ETFs). Mutual funds
(including ETFs) are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past
performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing.
    For further information visit www.HBPETFs.com

    Notes:

    A media briefing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in the TSX Broadcast Centre,
    Studio Room. The Exchange Tower is located at 130 King Street West on the
    northeast corner of King St. and York St. in Toronto.

    A photo of the bell ringing ceremony will be released across the wire at
    approximately 9:45 a.m.

    Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Parkhill and Mr. Newsome will be available for short
    one-on-one interviews immediately following the media briefing.

    
    Media Contacts:

    Caroline Spivak                          Joanne Kearney
    Fleishman Hillard Canada                 Fleishman Hillard Canada
    416-645-8185                             416-645-8180
    caroline.spivak@fleishman.ca          joanne.kearney@fleishman.ca
    

    About BetaPro Management Inc.

    BetaPro is an innovative Toronto-based financial services company that
provides investment tools to investors which are designed to allow them to
profit when the market is rising or falling, or to reduce their risk by
hedging their existing market exposure. BetaPro currently manages over
$600 million amongst 12 ETFs and 15 mutual funds.

    About New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)

    NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   NMX) is the parent company of the New York
Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodities futures
and options exchange, offering futures and options trading in energy and
metals contracts and clearing services for more than 320 off-exchange energy
contracts. Through a hybrid model of open outcry floor trading and electronic
trading on CME Globex(R) and NYMEX ClearPort(R), NYMEX offers crude oil,
petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper,
aluminum, platinum group metals, emissions and soft commodities contracts for
trading and clearing virtually 24 hours each day. Further information about
NYMEX Holdings, Inc. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. is available
on the NYMEX website at http://www.nymex.com/.

    NYMEX Disclaimer

    NYMEX and COMEX are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile
Exchange, Inc. and Commodity Exchange, Inc and have been licensed by
BetaPro Management Inc. for use by Horizons BetaPro ETFs. Horizons BetaPro
NYMEX ETFs and Horizons BetaPro COMEX ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold
or promoted by New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. or Commodity Exchange, Inc.,
and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. and Commodity Exchange, Inc. makes no
representation regarding the advisability of investing in the aforementioned
ETFs.

    About Jovian Capital Corporation

    Jovian is a publicly-traded company listed on the TSX (JOV). Jovian is a
management and holding company with interests in a variety of financial
service firms specializing in wealth(*) and asset(xx) management. The Jovian
group of companies operates as a national financial services organization with
approximately $14.4 billion of client assets ($5.4 billion in assets under
management and $9.0 billion in assets under administration).

    
    (*)  Wealth management entities include MGI Securities Inc., MGI
         Securities (USA) Inc. and Rice Financial Group Inc.

    (xx) Asset management entities include BetaPro Management Inc., Horizons
         Funds Inc., JovFunds Management Inc., JovFunds Inc., JovInvestment
         Management Inc., Leon Frazer & Associates Inc. and T.E. Wealth.
         Financial corporate service entities include Felcom Data Services
         Inc.
    

    The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Don Sangster, Investor Relations, Jovian
Capital Corporation, (416) 933-5744; or Howard Atkinson, President, BetaPro
Management Inc., (416) 777-5167; Additional information relating to Jovian is
available at www.sedar.com and www.joviancapital.com

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