Claymore Investments announces the launch of the Claymore Broad Emerging Markets ETF (TSX:CWO) and the Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (non-hedged) (TSX:CLU.C)

    TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc., a leading provider
of intelligent Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in Canada, is pleased to announce
the launch of 2 foreign equity based ETFs. The Claymore Broad Emerging Markets
ETF (TSX:CWO) and the Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (non-hedged)
    The Claymore Broad Emerging Markets ETF has been designed to provide
investors with exposure to the return and performance of an Emerging Markets
Benchmark Index, such as the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, net of expenses. The
ETF is currency hedged to help reduce the foreign currency exposure risk.
    The Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (non-hedged) adds to Claymore's
Fundamental Index ETF family, and provides a compliment to the C$ hedged units
of the fund. The ETF is based on the FTSE RAFI(TM) Fundamental Indexes, which
are non-market capitalization weighted indexes and provides exposure to the US
core equity markets.
    "We are continually focused on bringing Canadian ETFs that are relevant
to Canadian investors, with the benefit of low cost. These two ETFs cover very
important segments of the international equity market place and complement our
existing line up of ETFs. The Emerging Markets ETF with a currency hedge is a
great way for Canadians to potentially reduce their risk when investing in
emerging markets." said Som Seif, President & CEO of Claymore Investments,
    "Claymore ETFs has also brought an innovation to an existing ETF, by
introducing the Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (non-hedged). This ETF
offers investors choice with regard to their currency exposure by purchasing
this ETF or the Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (C$ hedged)".
    CWO and CLU.C join the current family of Claymore ETFs available on the
TSX, and also offer Advisor Class versions; CWO.A & CLU.B.

    RAFI Fundamental Indexes
    CRQ       Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF
    CLU       Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (C$ hedged)
    CLU.C     Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (non-hedged)
    CIE       Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF
    CJP       Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF (C$ Hedged)

    Monthly Income and Growth
    CDZ       Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
    CYH       Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF
    FIE       Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF

    Emerging Markets
    CBQ       Claymore BRIC ETF
    CWO       Claymore Broad Emerging Markets ETF

    Sector / Strategy
    CIF       Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF
    COW       Claymore Global Agriculture ETF
    CWW       Claymore S&P Global Water ETF
    CMW       Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF
    CLO       Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF
    CEW       Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF
    CGR       Claymore Global Real Estate ETF

    Income/Fixed Income
    CLF       Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF
    CBO       Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF
    CPD       Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF
    CMR       Claymore Premium Money Market ETF

    Claymore Core Portfolios(TM)- ETF Wrap Program
    CBD       Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolio(TM) ETF
    CBN       Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolio(TM) ETF

    GAS       Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF

    About Claymore Investments

    Claymore Investments, Inc. is a leader in bringing intelligent, low cost
exchange traded funds in Canada through its family of 24 domestic and
international index-based and actively managed exchange-traded funds listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange. Claymore Investments, Inc. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Claymore Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management
company based in the Chicago, Illinois area. Claymore Group entities provide
supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately US$10.4
billion in assets as of December 31, 2008.
    For more information investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at

    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,; or Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,,

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