Last updated: 15:23 / Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Demographic and Consumer Shift

Janus Capital Launches Four Thematic ETFs: Long‐Term Care, Health and Fitness, Organics and Obesity

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Janus Capital Launches Four Thematic ETFs: Long‐Term Care, Health and Fitness, Organics and Obesity
  • The Long‐Term Care ETF seeks exposure to companies globally that are positioned to profit from owning or operating senior living facilities, specialty hospitals, etc.
  • The Health and Fitness ETF seeks exposure to companies in nutrition, sports apparel and fitness technology and equipment, and the health club sector
  • The Organics ETF which seeks exposure to companies that service, produce, distribute, market or sell organic food, beverages, cosmetics, supplements or packaging
  • The Obesity ETF seeks exposure to companies that provide treatment and care for obesity and obesity

Janus Capital Group announced the launch of four thematic ETFs that allow investors to target companies that may benefit from global demographic and consumer shifts.

These themes include longterm care for the elderly, an increased focus on health and fitness, the treatment and care for obesity and an increased demand for organic products.

"Changes in demographics and lifestyle are altering the investment landscape," said Nick Cherney, Senior Vice President and Head of Exchange Traded Products for Janus Capital Group. "These thematic Exchange Traded Funds are designed to capitalize on those shifts to give advisors new tools that can help clients achieve better financial outcomes."

The ETFs are overseen by the Janus Exchange Traded Products Team and are not actively managed products.

The LongTerm Care ETF seeks exposure to companies globally that are positioned to profit from owning or operating senior living facilities, specialty hospitals, providing nursing services and biotech companies for age‐related illnesses.

The Health and Fitness ETF seeks exposure to companies in nutrition, sports apparel and fitness technology and equipment, and the health club sector, which are poised to take advantage of the growing trend.

The Organics ETF which seeks exposure to companies that service, produce, distribute, market or sell organic food, beverages, cosmetics, supplements or packaging.

The Obesity ETF seeks exposure to companies that provide treatment and care for obesity and obesity‐related disease, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device companies, other health care firms, the weight loss market and supplement companies.

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