TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to
announce the launch of the Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF (CIF).
The Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF has been designed to replicate, to
the extent possible, the performance of the MFC Global Infrastructure Index,
net of expenses. The MFC Global Infrastructure Index seeks to provide
long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies in the infrastructure
sector based on a quantitative bottom-up, multi-factor selection process.
Infrastructure comprises the physical assets that a society requires to
facilitate its orderly operation:
- Transportation (toll roads, airports, seaports, railways);
- Energy (gas and electricity transmission, distribution and
- Water (pipelines and treatment plants);
- Communications (broadcast, satellite and cable);
- Social (hospitals, schools, prisons).
"Infrastructure has become a major area of investment focus for some of
the largest institutional investors. Investments in infrastructure-related
securities may serve as a potential hedge against inflation and also offer the
potential to deliver superior investment returns as governments in both
developed and developing countries increasingly focus on the need to make
adequate investments in infrastructure assets." said Som Seif, President & CEO
of Claymore Investments, Inc.
CIF joins the current family of Claymore ETFs available on the TSX:
RAFI Fundamental Indexes
CRQ Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF
CLU Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (C$ hedged)
CIE Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF
CJP Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF (C$ Hedged)
CWW Claymore S&P Global Water ETF
CMW Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF
COW Claymore Global Agriculture ETF
CLO Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF
CBQ Claymore BRIC ETF
CEW Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF
CGR Claymore Global Real Estate ETF
CIF Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF
Monthly Income and Growth
CDZ Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
CYH Claymore Global Monthly Yield Hog ETF
CMR Claymore Premium Money Market ETF
FIE Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF
CLF Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF
CPD Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF
CMR Claymore Premium Money Market ETF
Claymore CorePortfolios(TM) Series - ETF Wrap Program
CBD Claymore Global Balanced Income ETF
CBN Claymore Global Balanced Growth ETF
GAS Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF
Like most of Claymore Investments' other current ETFs, the Claymore
Global Infrastructure ETF will be offering two classes of units to the public,
the Common Unit (CIF) and Advisor Class Unit (CIF.A).
About Claymore Investments
Claymore Investments, Inc. is responsible for the administration and
management of the ETFs. Claymore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Claymore
Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management company based in the
Chicago, Illinois area. As of June 30, 2008, Claymore entities have provided
supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately
$18.4 billion in assets through exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, unit
investment trusts, and separately managed accounts.
For more information investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca.
There is no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Index returns do not
represent Fund returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and
expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the
prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed. Their values
change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
For further information:
For further information: For media inquiries, please contact Sara
Beazely, (416) 813-2007, firstname.lastname@example.org or Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,