AdvisorShares Files For Madrona Forward Global Bond (Active) ETF (FWDB)

AdvisorShares filed paperwork with the SEC for a new “Madrona Forward International ETF.” The fund states the anticipated ticker symbol as (NYSE:FWDB). The Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that exceed the price and yield performance of its benchmark, the Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index.


Madrona Funds, LLC (“Madrona” or the “Sub-Advisor”) seeks to achieve the Fund’s investment objective by selecting a portfolio of fixed income (bond) exchange-traded funds (the “Underlying ETFs”) and other exchange-traded products (“ETPs”), including but not limited to, exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”), exchange-traded currency trusts and exchange-traded commodity pools.  The Fund invests in indexed ETFs that provide exposure to at least 12 distinct bond classes, including but not limited to short-term treasury bonds, municipal bonds, and high yield U.S. corporate bonds (sometimes referred to as “junk bonds”).  The Sub-Advisor will construct the Fund’s portfolio using a weighted allocation system based on yield curve analysis of each bond category.  The investment committee meets on a bi-weekly basis to monitor the Fund’s portfolio and make allocation decisions. The investment committee uses third party analyst research and a proprietary fundamental process to make allocation decisions. Each major bond category would have a three percent minimum percentage inclusion in the Fund’s portfolio.

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