Guggenheim Transitions Spin-Off and Timber ETFs to New Indices

NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective today, Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, will change the underlying indices for Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF (CSD) and Guggenheim Timber ETF (CUT). The name of each ETF also will be changed to reflect its new underlying index. The ticker symbol of each ETF will remain the same.

TickerNew ETF Name Previous NameNew IndexPrevious Index
CSDGuggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETFGuggenheim Spin-Off ETFS&P U.S. Spin-Off IndexBeacon Spin-Off Index
CUTGuggenheim MSCI Global Timber ETFGuggenheim Timber ETFMSCI ACWI IMI Timber Select Capped IndexBeacon Global Timber Index

The S&P Index is a rule-based index comprised of, as of February 29, 2016, approximately 58 securities of U.S. companies that have recently been spun-off from larger corporations and meet market capitalization requirements. Any eligible spin-offs occurring at least seven business days prior to the rebalancing date are included in the index at the monthly rebalancing.

The MSCI Index is a rules-based index comprised of, as of February 29, 2016, approximately 90 securities of companies in developed and emerging markets that own and/or manage forests and timberlands and produce wood-based products.

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About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $199 billion1 in assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 275+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification and attractive long-term results.

1Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 03.31.2016. The assets include leverage of $11.4bn for assets under management and $0.5bn for assets for which we provide administrative services. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited and Guggenheim Partners India Management.


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The referenced funds are distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners (“Guggenheim”), which includes Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC ("GFIA"), the investment advisor to the referenced fund. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC is affiliated with Guggenheim and GFIA.

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Source: Guggenheim Investments