World News: 14:35 GMT Wednesday 20th March 2019. [ProFunds via Businesswire via SPi World News]
ProFunds, a leader in leveraged and inverse fund investing, announced today that its Mobile Telecommunications UltraSector ProFund will change benchmarks, scheduled to occur after the market closes on May 20, 2019. The fund will change its benchmark from the Dow Jones U.S. Mobile Telecommunications Index to the new S&P Communication Services Select Sector Index. To more accurately reflect its holdings, the fund’s name will change to Communications Services UltraSector ProFund.
Index Change Details
Dow Jones U.S.
ProFunds, founded in 1997, is a premier provider of a diverse lineup of mutual funds offering trading flexibility to all shareholders. In addition to classic broad-market index funds, ProFunds offers leveraged and inverse funds that track a variety of broad market, sector and non-equity benchmarks. Together with ProShares, which launched the first U.S. leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs) in 2006, ProFunds and its affiliates are global leaders in leveraged and inverse fund investing.
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Business Wire: 14:35 GMT Wednesday 20th March 2019
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