GK - AdvisorShares Gerber Kawasaki ETF

Welcome to the Future

Invest in the structural trends that transform global economies, drive innovation, and redefine how we live and play.

Symbol Exchange Inception Date CUSIP Options
GK NYSE Arca 7/1/2021 00768Y370 Available
<strong>What Does GK Invest In?</strong>

The goal of the AdvisorShares Gerber Kawasaki ETF (GK) is to identify growth companies positioned to benefit from transformative changes in our society. GK focuses on multiple investment themes with potential widespread impact to create a growth-focused portfolio of large, mid and small cap stocks. To uncover the evolving large-scale trends it invests in, GK looks for sustainable change occurring in demographics, societal attitudes, environmental pressures, geopolitical upheaval, disruptive technologies, and product or service innovation.

GK focuses on investment themes such as climate change – clean energy and transportation, technology/artificial intelligence/Fintech, video games – the new social media, things that used to be illegal – cannabis and online gambling, top consumer brands, the pet and animal wellness industry, real estate disruption as well as innovation in healthcare and biotechnology and streaming sports and entertainment.

<strong>Why Invest in GK?</strong>
  • Multi-Thematic Solution in One ETF – GK offers broad thematic exposure across a variety of long-term macro trends. GK’s portfolio manager, Ross Gerber, and the diverse investment team assisting him at Gerber Kawasaki are recognized for their depth of knowledge and experience in identifying emerging investment and economic trends.
  • Active Management – GK invests in the stocks of companies the sub-advisor identifies as innovating their industry, growing market share, and offering the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation. Active fund management allows GK to make proactive moves to add or exit positions to potentially improve performance.
  • Transparent and Participatory – GK’s complete holdings are visible to the public on a daily basis. The ETF will have inclusive periodic investor meetings, providing the opportunity to observe and participate in GK’s investment process.*

* ETFs use creation units, which allow for the purchase and sale of assets in the fund collectively. Consequently, ETFs usually generate fewer capital gains distributions overall, which can make them somewhat more tax-efficient than mutual funds.

<strong>Where Can GK Fit in a Traditional Portfolio?</strong>
GK can be used as a core growth-oriented equity holding or as a multi-thematic position in a sector-focused sleeve of an investment portfolio.
<strong>Key Attributes</strong>
  • People Drive Change – Because we believe people, rather than indexes, are better at identifying trends and reacting to changing market conditions, GK employs human insight and active portfolio management in its strategy.
  • Capitalizing on Global Transformation – While ranging from emerging technologies to more widespread ideas, GK’s investment themes are based on high conviction, sustainable longer-term themes and trends believed to be transforming the world.
  • Investing in the Future – Whether they be junior disruptors, established innovators, long-term leaders, or emerging evolvers, GK seeks to invest in both newer and well-known, established companies bringing innovative change to their industries and experiencing growing consumer demand.
  • Tax Efficiency – By owning equities through an actively managed ETF such as GK, investors may be able to avoid the capital gain headaches that can occur from mutual funds or individual stock trading.
<strong>About the Portfolio Manager</strong>
Ross Gerber, Portfolio Manager
Ross Gerber is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, overseeing the firm’s corporate and investment management operations. Ross has become one of the most influential investors on social and traditional media and his investment ideas and advice have made him a regular in global business news as well on many of the most popular podcasts. He is a regular on Bloomberg, Reuters, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, CNN, CNBC as well as a contributing writer for Forbes.com. Ross has worked in the financial investment industry since 1994.

Gerber Kawasaki was founded In 2010 by Ross and his business partner, Danilo Kawasaki. The firm oversees investment assets focused on technology, electric vehicles, consumer, media, and entertainment companies. Gerber Kawasaki is a leader in Fintech innovation leveraging technology and social media to work with a large diverse client base providing financial advice in scale. GK was listed in 2020 as one of the fastest-growing companies in Los Angeles according to the LA Business Journal. GK received several diversity and inclusion awards in 2020 within the financial industry and prides itself in representing the community.

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GK Overview

Get an introduction to the GK ETF directly from the portfolio manager, Ross Gerber.

GK Overview

Get an introduction to the GK ETF directly from the portfolio manager, Ross Gerber.


Price History

Fund Data

NAV $17.23
Change $0.13
Shares Outstanding 1,025,000
Assets Under Management $17,665,534.26





Market Data

Closing Price $17.21
Close Change $0.12
Volume 1,615

Regulatory Data

Premium Discount $0.000
30-Day Median bid-ask Spread 0.24
Premium/Discount Historical Data | NAV Historical Data | Daily Premium/Discount Historical Data

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.



As of 10/31/2023

GK Sector Allocation

Source: Bloomberg & AdvisorShares

GK Market Capitalization



As of 10/31/2023

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month -5.45 -5.38 -2.1
3 Months -16.44 -16.45 -8.25
YTD 3.56 3.47 10.69
1 Year -4.92 -4.72 10.14
Since Inception (7/1/2021, Annualized) -18.14 -18.12 0.3

As of 9/30/2023

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month -7.18 -7.25 -4.77
3 Months -8.71 -8.70 -3.27
YTD 9.53 9.35 13.07
1 Year 5.96 6.10 21.62
Since Inception (7/1/2021, Annualized) -16.71 -16.71 1.26

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. All Fund data and performance data quoted is believed to be accurate, and unless otherwise stated, is sourced from the Fund administrator, the Advisor’s or Sub-Advisor’s proprietary data, and Morningstar. 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 S&P 500 Index is a broad-based, unmanaged measurement of changes in stock market conditions based on the average of 500 widely held common stocks. One cannot invest directly in an index.



As of


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Date Account Symbol Stock Ticker Security ID Security Description Shares Share Price Market Value Portfolio Weight Asset Group
12/01/2023 GK MGM 552953101 MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 35,031.00 40.84 1,430,666.04 8.10% S
MSFT 594918104 MICROSOFT CORP 3,572.00 374.51 1,337,749.72 7.57% S
NVDA 67066G104 NVIDIA CORP 2,858.00 467.65 1,336,543.70 7.57% S
TSLA 88160R101 TESLA INC 4,544.00 238.83 1,085,243.52 6.14% S
AAPL 037833100 APPLE INC 5,577.00 191.24 1,066,545.48 6.04% S
GOOG 02079K107 ALPHABET INC-CL C 7,394.00 133.32 985,768.08 5.58% S
DIS 254687106 WALT DISNEY CO/THE 9,342.00 92.58 864,882.36 4.90% S
NVO 670100205 NOVO-NORDISK A/S-SPONS ADR 8,590.00 100.4 862,436.00 4.88% FS
VICI 925652109 VICI PROPERTIES INC 26,341.00 30.5 803,400.50 4.55% S
LEN 526057104 LENNAR CORP-A 5,890.00 131.58 775,006.20 4.39% S
LPLA 50212V100 LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC 3,280.00 221.99 728,127.20 4.12% S
LVS 517834107 LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP 14,625.00 46.8 684,450.00 3.87% S
NFLX 64110L106 NETFLIX INC 1,428.00 465.74 665,076.72 3.76% S
TT G8994E103 TRANE TECHNOLOGIES PLC 2,385.00 227.53 542,659.05 3.07% FS
LULU 550021109 LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC 1,100.00 466.61 513,271.00 2.91% S
ON 682189105 ON SEMICONDUCTOR 6,570.00 74.18 487,362.60 2.76% S
ZTS 98978V103 ZOETIS INC 2,598.00 179.13 465,379.74 2.63% S
ASML N07059210 ASML HOLDING NV-NY REG SHS 662 692.2 458,236.40 2.59% FS
ORCL 68389X105 ORACLE CORP 3,566.00 117.16 417,792.56 2.37% S
DE 244199105 DEERE & CO 1,100.00 368.81 405,691.00 2.30% S
AMD 007903107 ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 2,606.00 121.39 316,342.34 1.79% S
CNK 17243V102 CINEMARK HOLDINGS INC 20,000.00 14.61 292,200.00 1.65% S
BX 09260D107 BLACKSTONE INC 2,451.00 114.28 280,100.28 1.59% S
MSOS 00768Y453 ADVISORSHARES PURE US CANN 28,028.00 6.93 194,234.04 1.10% MF
LVMUY 502441306 LVMH MOET HENNESSY-UNSP ADR 1,212.00 151.4 183,496.80 1.04% FS
HD 437076102 HOME DEPOT INC 504 319.62 161,088.48 0.91% S
STLD 858119100 STEEL DYNAMICS INC 1,020.00 119.75 122,145.00 0.69% S
UBER 90353T100 UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,000.00 57.35 114,700.00 0.65% S
SEDG 83417M104 SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES INC 819 82.48 67,551.12 0.38% S
X9USDBLYT BLACKROCK TREASURY TRUST INSTL 62 125,161.59 1 125,161.59 0.71% MM
CASH -108,378.38 100 -108,378.38 -0.61% CA
Holdings and allocations are subject to risks and to change. A holding identified with an “MM” at the end of its name indicates it is a Money Market fund.


Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.75%
Total Annual Operating Expenses 1.33%
Fee Waver/Expenses Reimbursement(a) -0.58%
Total Annual Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursement 0.75%

(a) Total Annual Operating Expenses and Total Annual Operating Expenses After Waiver/Reimbursement in this fee table may not correlate to the expense ratios in the Fund’s financial highlights. For more information, please read the full prospectus. The Advisor has contractually agreed to keep net expenses from exceeding 0.75% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for at least one year from the date of the prospectus. For more information, please read the full prospectus.


Last Ten

Fund Distributions

  • Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund’s website at www.AdvisorShares.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, Distributor. 
  • There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Investing in mid and small capitalization companies may be riskier and more volatile than large cap companies. Because it intends to invest in value stocks, the Fund could suffer losses or produce poor results relative to other funds, even in a rising market, if the Sub-Advisor’s assessment of a company’s value or prospects for exceeding earnings expectations or market conditions is incorrect. Other Fund risks include market risk, equity risk, large cap risk, liquidity risk and trading risk. Please see prospectus for details regarding risk. Shares are bought and sold at market price not net asset value (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.
    Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal. The Sub-Advisor’s judgment about the markets, the economy, or companies may not anticipate actual market movements, economic conditions or company performance, and these factors may affect the return on your investment. When models and data prove to be incorrect or incomplete, any decisions made in reliance thereon expose the Fund to potential risks. In addition, the use of predictive models has inherent risk. Because predictive models are usually constructed based on historical data supplied by third parties, the success of relying on such models may depend heavily on the accuracy and reliability of the supplied historical data. The prices of growth stocks are based largely on projections of the issuer’s future earnings and revenues. If a company’s earnings or revenues fall short of expectations, its stock price may fall dramatically.
  • Companies involved in the cannabis industry face competition, may have limited access to banks, limited resources due to litigation and are dependent on receiving necessary permits and authorizations to engage in medical cannabis research or to cultivate, possess or distribute cannabis. The possession and use of cannabis, even for medical purposes, is illegal under federal and certain states’ laws, which may negatively impact the value of the Fund’s investments.


    The value of stocks of technology companies tend to be more volatile than the overall market and are vulnerable to rapid changes in technology, rapid product obsolescence, the loss of patent, copyright and trademark protections and government regulation and competition. The expansion of online gambling (both regulated and unregulated), including the award of additional licenses or expansion or relocation of existing gambling companies, and competition from other leisure and entertainment activities, could impact these companies’ finances. Companies within the biotech industry invest heavily in research and development, which may not lead to commercially successful products. 

  • Diversification does not guarantee favorable returns. While the fund invests across multiple thematic trends it is considered a “non-diversified fund” under federal law, the Fund may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer and hold a smaller number of portfolios securities