NEW YORK , October 28, 2009 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, began trading two Jefferies | TR/J CRB Equity Index Funds on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. The ETFs are sponsored by ALPS Advisors, Inc.
Two New Jefferies | TR/J CRB Equity Index Funds Listed on NYSE Arca
Name and Ticker Symbol of the Two Jefferies CRB Index Funds:
- Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Agriculture Equity Index Fund – Ticker Symbol “CRBA”
- Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Industrial Metals Equity Index Fund – Ticker Symbol “CRBI”
Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Agriculture Equity Index Fund
The fund seeks investment results that replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB In-The-Ground Global Agriculture Equity Index, which is a modified capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted, rules-based index designed to track the overall performance of a global universe of listed companies engaged in the production and distribution of agricultural commodities and agricultural commodity-related products and services in the following sectors: producers of seeds, traits (seed characteristics attained through genetic modification), chemicals and fertilizers, farm machinery, equipment and irrigation, agricultural products, and livestock and aquaculture.
Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Industrial Metals Equity Index Fund
The fund seeks investment results that replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB In-The-Ground Global Industrial Metals Equity Index, which is a modified capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted, rules-based index designed to track the overall performance of a global universe of listed companies engaged in the production and distribution of base and/or industrial metals and related products and services in the following sectors: aluminum, steel, uranium, and diversified metals and mining.
ALPS Advisors, Inc. is the investment adviser for the new ETF s, and Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC is the investment sub-adviser. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the ETF s.
For more information about these ETF s, please visit www.jamfunds.com.
Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETF s), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETF s, has 706 primary ETF and 48 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 83 ETNs, 201 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 480 primary ETF s, 74 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 11,893 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of September 2009.
About ALPS Advisors, Inc. (Source: ALPS Advisors, Inc.)
ALPS Advisors, Inc. ™ is a Denver-based outsourcing solution for administration, compliance, fund accounting, legal, marketing, tax administration, transfer agency and shareholder services for open-end, closed-end, hedge, and exchange-traded funds. ALPS has approximately $18 billion in client mutual fund assets under administration and ALPS Distributors, Inc. provides distribution services to over $220 billion in client assets, as of June 30, 2009. For more information, visit www.alpsinc.com.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex and NYSE Alternext as well as NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:http://www.nyx.com
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