Claymore Files To Launch 1st Active Commodity ETFs

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May 12, 2009 12:42pm ETF BASIC NEWS

claymoreClaymore Securities has filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch three new exchange-traded funds, each of which would be actively managed. 

The proposed ETFs would be advised by Claymore Advisors and subadvised by Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Delta Global Advisors. Rather than following an index and using a quantitative type of stock picking process, the portfolios would be created using more traditional actively managed styles similar to how mutual funds now operate. 

Depending on the ETF, Delta Global would implement a bottom-up fundamental approach or rely on more technical analysis to evaluate companies included in the funds. In some cases, both methodologies would be used to select stocks. 

The ETFs in which Claymore is asking regulators to approve are the: 

•Claymore Delta Global Infrastructure ETF.
•Claymore Delta Global Hard Assets ETF.
•Claymore Delta Global Agribusiness ETF.
Delta Global’s indexing arm has already created the benchmark that’s used for the Claymore/Delta Global Shipping ETF (NYSE: SEA).  

Play On Infrastructure In Emerging Markets

The new infrastructure ETF would include stocks its managers believe are best-positioned to benefit from growth of infrastructure projects in emerging markets. As explained in the filing, those would include: utilities, ports, airports, roads, railroads, water infrastructure and telecom build-outs. The portfolio would also invest in expansion relating to rising demand for basic materials and general engineering projects along more general infrastructure levels.

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