AdvisorShares Files For Madrona Forward International (Active) ETF (FWDI)

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December 1, 2010 5:36pm NYSE:FWDI

AdvisorShares filed paperwork with the SEC for a new “Madrona Forward International ETF.” The fund states the anticipated ticker symbol as (NYSE:FWDI). The Madrona Forward International ETF


 (the “Fund”) 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 MSCI Emerging Market Index, the Fund’s secondary benchmark.

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.

For the full prospectus click: HERE


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