AdvisorShares To Begin Trading The Madrona Forward International ETF (FWDI) Tuesday June 21
AdvisorShares will begin trading its new “Madrona Forward International ETF” (NYSE:FWDI) Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The investment objective of the AdvisorShares Madrona Forward International ETF (FWDI) seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation above the capital appreciation of its international benchmarks, such as the MSCI EAFE Index, the Fund’s primary benchmark, and the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index, the Fund’s secondary benchmark. FWDI is sub-advised by Madrona Funds, LLC (Portfolio Manager). The Portfolio Manager seeks to achieve this objective by selecting a portfolio primarily composed of at least 250 of the largest American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from among the largest issuers of Europe, Australasia and the Far East (EAFE) and Canada. FWDI’s portfolio may also include ADRs that provide exposure to certain markets deemed to be emerging markets.
Net Expense Ratio: 1.12%
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
Madrona Funds, LLC (“Madrona” or the “Sub-Advisor”) seeks to achieve the Fund’s investment objective by selecting a portfolio primarily composed of American Depository Receipts (“ADRs”) from among the largest issuers of Europe, Australasia and the Far East (“EAFE”) and Canada. The Fund’s portfolio may also include U.S. traded securities of large-capitalization non-U.S. issuers that provide exposure to certain markets deemed to be emerging markets. Securities are selected, weighted and sold based upon the Sub- Advisor’s proprietary investment process. The Sub-Advisor’s investment committee meets on a bi-weekly basis to monitor the portfolio and make allocation decisions. The investment committee uses third party analyst research and a proprietary fundamental process to make allocation decisions.
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