AdvisorShares Press Release, AdvisorShares Announces December 2014 Distributions
The AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE Arca: GIVE) is a broadly diversified actively managed ETF with a focus on Sustainable and Impact investment opportunities. GIVE seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation with an emphasis on absolute (positive) returns and low correlation to a blend of traditional financial market indices such as the S&P 500 Index, Barclays Aggregate Bond Index and MSCI EAFE Index, over a full market cycle by allocating to different investment strategies and asset classes through two sub-advisors (“portfolio managers”).
GIVE is designed as a core allocation that proactively seeks opportunities in Sustainable and Impact Investment themes. The fund will allocate capital to equity of publicly traded companies and debt securities with a proactive and meaningful sustainability mandate. The portfolio managers seek securities that may technologically, socially and environmentally impact the earth positively – with a focus on themes such as water, clean energy, innovation and other sustainable themes. Through the portfolio managers, GIVE brings Corporate Sustainability, Shareholder Advocacy and Activism, Community Investing, Fossil Fuel Divesting, Impact Investing, Innovation, Commitment to Education, and Philanthropy together in a single investment. Additionally, AdvisorShares regularly contributes a portion of assets under management to Philippe Cousteau Jr.’s Global Echo Foundation.
|NAV||Market Price Return||MSCI World Index||Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index|
|NAV||Market Price Return||MSCI World Index||Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index|
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized.
The MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index measures the performance of the U.S. investment grade bond market. One cannot invest directly in an index.
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GIVE is a multi-manager, multi-strategy ETF of stocks and bonds with a sustainability and impact investing focus. The fund is a fossil-fuel free portfolio with a built-in philanthropic contribution that helps fund Philippe Cousteau’s GlobalECHO Foundation.
GIVE seeks to achieve its investment objective by primarily investing in a variety of securities, including:
The Fund will typically maintain an allocation to both equity and fixed income oriented securities, where its fixed income allocation can range from a 15% minimum to a 65% maximum.
The equity portions focus on long positions in securities, including common and preferred stock of U.S. companies, convertible securities, and international equities. It may invest in companies of any size (from small-cap to mid-cap to large-cap) and in any style (from growth to value).
The fixed income portion primarily invests in agency mortgage-backed securities, taxable municipals, and the government-guaranteed portion of small business loans – all which support community and economic development in the United States (e.g., affordable housing, environmental sustainability, neighborhood revitalization and job creation). Community Capital does not own debt of corporations.
These two portfolio management teams manage GIVE. Reynders, McVeigh, and Community Capital. Each team brings many years of experience in investing with a sustainable investing mindset to GIVE.
GIVE Investment Strategy Focus: Core Equity Strategies (Global with a U.S. focus), Concentrated Growth
Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, LLC (Reynders, McVeigh) of Boston, Massachusetts, is a Boston-based investment management firm focused on socially progressive investments. The firm creates tailored portfolios with cores comprised of companies that demonstrate fundamental strength and long-term vision in industries that are poised for significant transformation. Since its inception, Reynders, McVeigh has grown through performance and a steadily expanding client base to service over $600 million in assets under management and advise on more than $4 billion for trust offices around the country. Ranked 4th on AdvisorOne’s list of 2011 Top Wealth Managers, Reynders, McVeigh leverages its proprietary research and emphasizes transparency, discretion, and a deep due diligence process in support of each investment.
GIVE Investment Strategy Focus: Core U.S. Fixed Income Strategies
Community Capital Management, Inc. (Community Capital) of Weston, Florida, focuses on providing fixed income management and exceptional client service to institutional investors. Its primary goal is to produce above-average, risk-adjusted returns while providing added diversification and simultaneously having a positive impact on the community and the environment.
Today’s global issues require a new approach to problem solving. The Global Echo Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation co-founded by Philippe Cousteau Jr., to provide funding solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community from social issues impacting women and children to environmental conservation. The Foundation will also focus on supporting social entrepreneurship.
The Global Echo Foundation will employ a blended model of strategic investment and sustainable philanthropy, to create a financial approach that will help drive resources to solving some of the world’s biggest environmental and social dilemmas.
The Global Echo Foundation is focused on providing funding and support in three main areas:
25 basis points (0.25%) of GIVE’s management fee is regularly contributed to the Global Echo Foundation. Additional amounts will be contributed by AdvisorShares to support Philippe’s educational efforts and in addition, AdvisorShares will contribute additional basis points to charitable causes.
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|Assets Under Management||$4,614,869.77|
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|TMRAY||TOMRA SYSTEMS A/S/A -SP ADR||1.56%|
|ADI||ANALOG DEVICES INC||1.53%|
|BSX||BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP||1.51%|
|CVS||CVS HEALTH CORP||1.45%|
|ROK||ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC||1.42%|
|CNI||CANADIAN NATL RAILWAY CO||1.42%|
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|PG||PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE||1.37%|
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|TEVA||TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL-SP ADR||1.25%|
|PRGO||PERRIGO CO PLC||1.22%|
|VWDRY||VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS-UNSP ADR||1.14%|
|PYPL||PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC||1.08%|
|MKTX||MARKETAXESS HOLDINGS INC||1.08%|
|UN||UNILEVER N V -NY SHARES||1.05%|
|SFM||SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC||1.05%|
|WFM||WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC||1.01%|
|TJX||TJX COMPANIES INC||1.00%|
|NXPI||NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV||0.92%|
|IPGP||IPG PHOTONICS CORP||0.72%|
|BLUE||BLUEBIRD BIO INC||0.72%|
|CMG||CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC||0.71%|
|ORA||ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC||0.70%|
|SODA||SODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD||0.67%|
|UL||UNILEVER PLC-SPONSORED ADR||0.51%|
|IONS||IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC||0.51%|
|FN AM3378 3.76 5/1/2043||7.13%|
|SBA522029 FRN 2/25/2039||3.28%|
|SBAP 2009-20H 1 4.45 8/1/2029||3.26%|
|GNR 2015-160 AC FRN 1/16/2056||3.07%|
|SBA521970 FRN 7/25/2038||2.56%|
|GNR 2015-41 AE FRN 9/16/2056||2.06%|
|SBIC 2010-10A 1 4.108 3/10/2020||1.73%|
|NY STATE ENV FAC CORP 3.113 7/15/2039||1.56%|
|GNR 2011-109 AC 3.25 4/16/2043||1.11%|
|MO HLTH & ED-A-TXBL 3.685 2/15/2047||<1%|
|TAOT 2016-B A2A 1.02 10/15/2018||<1%|
|ATLANTA TAX ALLOC-E 1.984 1/1/2018||<1%|
|FN AN3489 3.02 11/1/2031||<1%|
|HONOLULU CITY & CNTY 1.706 10/1/2021||<1%|
Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined), and do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times. Holdings and allocations are subject to risks and to change.
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