ProShares Launches ETFs to Provide Triple Exposure to S&P 500
July 1, 2009
ProShares Launches First ETFs to Provide Triple Exposure to S&P 500
ProFunds Group, the world’s largest manager of short and leveraged funds1, announced today that it is launching the first ETFs designed to seek triple exposure to the S&P 500 on a daily basis. ProShares UltraPro S&P500 (UPRO) seeks 300% of the performance of the S&P 500 for a single day, while ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 (SPXU) seeks 300% of the inverse performance of the S&P 500 for a single day (before fees and expenses). The new ETFs will be listed on NYSE Arca today.
“The S&P 500 has the largest following in the ETP industry with nearly $90 billion of assets benchmarked to it,” said Michael L. Sapir, ProFunds Group Chairman and CEO. “As the leader in short and leveraged ETFs, we are committed to giving investors more choices to manage risk and pursue returns.”
About ProFunds Group
ProFunds Group includes 86 ProShares short and leveraged ETFs, and 115 ProFunds mutual funds. ProShares, which introduced the first short and leveraged ETFs in 2006, continues to be a leader in launching innovative new products—for two years in a row, ProShares has led the industry in attracting assets to newly launched ETFs2 and is the fourth largest manager of ETFs3 in the nation. Since 1997, ProFunds mutual funds have provided investors with access to sophisticated investment strategies, with offerings that include funds that seek to magnify daily index performance and funds that seek to increase in value when markets decline. The group also manages the Canada-based Horizons BetaPro ETFs.