Guggenheim to Complete Transition of Defensive Equity and Insider Sentiment ETFs to New Indices

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, today announced it will complete transition of underlying indices for Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF (DEF) and Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO) effective October 24, 2016.

The names and ticker symbols of both ETFs remain the same.

Ticker Name New Index Previous Index
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF Guggenheim Defensive Equity Index Sabrient Defensive Equity Index
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF Nasdaq US Insider Sentiment Index Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index
       

For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheiminvestments.com/etf or call 888.WHY.ETFs to speak to a representative.

About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $202 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 06.30.2016. 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.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Stock markets can be volatile. Investments in securities of small and medium capitalization companies may involve greater risk of loss and more abrupt fluctuations in market price than investments in larger companies.  DEF seeks to track a quantitative strategy index, created by a proprietary model, and its success depends on the effectiveness of the model.  As a result, the fund could have a lower return than if it were managed using a fundamental investment strategy that did not incorporate quantitative analysis.

Index Disclaimer: Guggenheim Defensive Equity Index is a trademark of Accretive Asset Management LLC. Accretive Asset Management, LLC is an affiliate of Guggenheim Investments. Nasdaq and “Nasdaq US Insider Sentiment” are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by Guggenheim Investments. The fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. Guggenheim funds are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO GUGGENHEIM INVESTMENTS FUNDS.

Read a fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. Obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) at www.guggenheiminvestments.com or call 800.820.0888.

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 funds. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC is affiliated with Guggenheim and GFIA.

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Ivy McLemore
Guggenheim Partners 
212.518.9859
Ivy.McLemore@guggenheimpartners.com