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AdvisorShares set to launch the Global Alpha & Beta ETF

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AdvisorShares, a sponsor of actively managed exchange-traded funds, says the Global Alpha & Beta ETF will open for trading on 11 July 2012.

RRGR is sub-advised by Your Source Financial, a Phoenix, Arizona-based investment adviser.

Roger Nusbaum, chief investment officer of Your Source Financial, will serve as the portfolio manager of RRGR.

RRGR employs a broadly diversified global asset allocation strategy seeking to outperform diversified financial indices such as a 60/40 allocation to the S&P 500 Index and the Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index, while providing lower volatility and reduced risk.

The ETF uses a top-down investment perspective that focuses on proprietary security and asset class selection by primarily selecting individual stocks, ETFs, and American Depository Receipts that provide investment exposure to global markets.

RRGR will tactically add defensive investments using technical indicators such as the 200-day moving average of the S&P 500 Index and an inverted yield curve as big picture gauges to hedge against downward trending markets.

Nusbaum says: "As a top down-portfolio manager, we are continuously analyzing sector and market conditions within today’s global economy to select our various holdings, and to properly determine if our positioning is best utilised as being in or out of specific markets. By employing our broad and diversified investment approach within the transparency and efficiency of an actively managed ETF, we strive to benefit shareholders with a clearer and smoother ride throughout varying economic and market cycles."

Noah Hamman, chief executive of AdvisorShares, says: "We happily welcome RRGR and its global asset allocation strategy to our alternative line-up, providing financial advisers and investors another attractive investment option with the first actively managed ETF to utilise both individual securities and ETFs to enhance a well-diversified portfolio. As followers of Roger Nusbaum’s work can attest, his unique and thorough approach will undoubtedly provide a compelling offering within a transparent and cost-efficient actively managed ETF. We believe RRGR is an excellent complement to our broadly diversified suite of actively managed ETFs."

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