TORONTO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to announce
the launch of the Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF (GAS) to begin trading
today on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
The Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF seeks to provide a return based on
the price and performance, less expenses, of the NGX Canadian Natural Gas
Index ("the Index"). The ETF provides non-leveraged exposure to the Alberta
natural gas market, by investing in physical natural gas forward contracts.
The ETF will not use leverage and targets a 1:1 relationship between assets
and natural gas exposure. In addition, the ETF will provide this exposure
without being directly involved in the exploration, operation, reserves,
engineering and management risks associated with an investment in entities
that explore for, produce and sell natural gas.
"Natural Gas is one of the most important energy commodities and is one
of Canada's great energy assets. And this ETF will represent the first and
currently only pure play product designed to give investors access to this
great Canadian Natural Gas market, which we believe will have broad market
appeal to both institutional and retail investors. We are excited to be
partnering with both the NGX on the underlying index and our investment
manager partners Auspice Capital Advisors Ltd., who will manage the day-to-day
commodity exposure of the ETF." said Som Seif, President & CEO of Claymore
GAS 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
Monthly Income and Growth
CDZ - Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
CYH - Claymore Global Monthly Yield Hog 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
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
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 December 31, 2007, Claymore entities have
provided supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately
$18.5 billion in assets through exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, unit
investment trusts, mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. Claymore
Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Claymore Securities, serves as investment
adviser to the funds.
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. The Index performance results are hypothetical.
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: Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,