ProShares announced that its 3x leveraged and inverse financial sector equity ETFs will be changing their benchmark to the S&P Financial Select Sector Index, the premier index covering the U.S. financial sector.1 The index change and a change to the funds’ names will be effective on or about November 4, 2015.
Index/Name Change Details
|Ticker||Current ProShares ETF Name||Current Index||New ProShares ETF Name||New Index|
Dow Jones U.S.
UltraPro Financial Select
|UltraPro Short Financials|
UltraPro Short Financial
The ETFs will have the following investment objectives:
- FINU will seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to 3x the daily performance of the S&P Financial Select Sector Index.
- FINZ will seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to -3x the daily performance of the S&P Financial Select Sector Index.
No other changes are being made to the ETFs at this time.
About the Index
The S&P Financial Select Sector Index represents the financial industry group of the S&P 500®. The Index is one of ten S&P Select Sector Indices, each designed to measure the performance of a sector of the S&P 500. The Index includes companies involved in banking, thrifts and mortgage finance, specialized finance, consumer finance, asset management and custody banks, investment banking and brokerage, insurance, and real estate and REITs.
ProShares helps investors to go beyond the limitations of conventional investing and face today's market challenges. ProShares strives to help investors build better portfolios by providing access to alternative investments delivered with the liquidity, transparency and cost effectiveness of ETFs. Our wide array of alternative ETFs can help you reduce volatility, manage risk and enhance returns.
These Geared (Short or Ultra) ProShares ETFs seek returns that are either 3x or -3x the return of an index or other benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, Geared ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks. Investors should monitor their Geared ProShares holdings consistent with their strategies, as frequently as daily. For more on correlation, leverage and other risks, please read the prospectus.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. These ProShares ETFs are non-diversified and entail certain risks, including risk associated with the use of derivatives (swap agreements, futures contracts and similar instruments), imperfect benchmark correlation, leverage and market price variance, all of which can increase volatility and decrease performance. Short ProShares should lose money when their benchmarks or indexes rise. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. Please see their summary and full prospectuses for a more complete description of risks. There is no guarantee any ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective.
Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of ProShares before investing. This and other information can be found in their summary and full prospectuses. Read them carefully before investing.
The "S&P Financial Select Sector Index" is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates and has been licensed for use by ProShares. "S&P®" is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and "Dow Jones®" is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates. ProShares have not been passed on by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates as to their legality or suitability. ProShares based on the S&P Financial Select Sector Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates, and they make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in ProShares. THESE ENTITIES AND THEIR AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO PROSHARES.
ProShares are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with the funds' advisor.
1 The S&P Financial Select Sector Index is followed by the largest financial sector ETF in terms of assets.