GK - AdvisorShares Gerber Kawasaki ETF

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



Symbol Exchange Inception Date CUSIP
GK NYSE Arca 7/2/2021 00768Y370
<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

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GK Overview

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Fund

Price History

As of 12/1/2021

NAV $26.41 Closing Price $26.39
Change $-0.77 Close Change $-0.84
Shares Outstanding 835,000 Volume 33558
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint $26.41 Premium Discount $0.00
Assets Under Management $22,048,789.94 30-Day Median bid-ask Spread 0.2482710
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.

FUND

Characteristics

As of 7/1/2021

GK Sector Allocation

Source: Bloomberg & AdvisorShares

GK Market Capitalization

FUND

Performance

As of 10/31/2021

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month 10.85 10.83 7.01
3 Months 7.75 7.87 5.13
Since Inception (7/2/2021, Annualized) 9.51 9.59 7.06

As of 9/30/2021

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month -5.68 -5.57 -4.65
Since Inception (7/2/2021, Annualized) -1.21 -1.12 0.05

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.

Fund

Holdings

As of

 

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Date Account Symbol Stock Ticker Security Number Security Description Shares/Par (Full) Price (Base) Traded Market Value (Base) Portfolio Weight % Asset Group
12/01/2021 GK TSLA 88160R101 TESLA INC 1,654.00 1,095.00 1,811,130.00 8.21% S
NVDA 67066G104 NVIDIA CORP 3,998.00 314.35 1,256,771.30 5.70% S
MSFT 594918104 MICROSOFT CORP 3,006.00 330.08 992,220.48 4.50% S
LIT 37954Y855 GLOBAL X LITHIUM & BATTERY T 10,201.00 91.34 931,759.34 4.23% MF
AAPL 037833100 APPLE INC 4,710.00 164.77 776,066.70 3.52% S
LEN 526057104 LENNAR CORP-A 6,972.00 108.57 756,950.04 3.43% S
HD 437076102 HOME DEPOT INC 1,837.00 400.42 735,571.54 3.34% S
BX 09260D107 BLACKSTONE INC 5,288.00 137.65 727,893.20 3.30% S
MSOS 00768Y453 ADVISORSHARES PURE US CANN 27,070.00 25.5 690,285.00 3.13% MF
IIPR 45781V101 INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPER 2,699.00 250.28 675,505.72 3.06% S
MGM 552953101 MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 16,755.00 38.3 641,716.50 2.91% S
GOOG 02079K107 ALPHABET INC-CL C 212 2,832.36 600,460.32 2.72% S
PLD 74340W103 PROLOGIS INC 3,867.00 151.7 586,623.90 2.66% S
AMZN 023135106 AMAZON.COM INC 147 3,443.72 506,226.84 2.30% S
NEE 65339F101 NEXTERA ENERGY INC 5,706.00 87.84 501,215.04 2.27% S
TMO 883556102 THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 793 626.15 496,536.95 2.25% S
WOOF 71601V105 PETCO HEALTH AND WELLNESS CO 25,577.00 18.74 479,312.98 2.17% S
ASML N07059210 ASML HOLDING NV-NY REG SHS 594 804 477,576.00 2.17% FS
COIN 19260Q107 COINBASE GLOBAL INC -CLASS A 1,621.00 294.5 477,384.50 2.17% S
ZTS 98978V103 ZOETIS INC 2,171.00 219.66 476,881.86 2.16% S
NKE 654106103 NIKE INC -CL B 2,672.00 166.7 445,422.40 2.02% S
ELY 131193104 CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY 17,428.00 25.5 444,414.00 2.02% S
MRNA 60770K107 MODERNA INC 1,374.00 310.61 426,778.14 1.94% S
FLGT 359664109 FULGENT GENETICS INC 5,032.00 83.91 422,235.12 1.92% S
NFLX 64110L106 NETFLIX INC 675 617.77 416,994.75 1.89% S
SQ 852234103 SQUARE INC - A 2,143.00 194.5 416,813.50 1.89% S
MGP 55303A105 MGM GROWTH PROPERTIES LLC-A 10,114.00 36.19 366,025.66 1.66% S
RBLX 771049103 ROBLOX CORP -CLASS A 3,183.00 113.41 360,984.03 1.64% S
DIS 254687106 WALT DISNEY CO/THE 2,281.00 142.15 324,244.15 1.47% S
SIVB 78486Q101 SVB FINANCIAL GROUP 464 675.59 313,473.76 1.42% S
SBUX 855244109 STARBUCKS CORP 2,874.00 108.66 312,288.84 1.42% S
SEDG 83417M104 SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES INC 974 315.05 306,858.70 1.39% S
SPWR 867652406 SUNPOWER CORP 10,682.00 27.12 289,695.84 1.31% S
SHOP 82509L107 SHOPIFY INC - CLASS A 187 1,459.71 272,965.77 1.24% FS
TGT 87612E106 TARGET CORP 1,110.00 240.39 266,832.90 1.21% S
PYPL 70450Y103 PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1,455.00 179.32 260,910.60 1.18% S
GGPI 38286Q107 GORES GUGGENHEIM INC -CL A 18,851.00 12.87 242,612.37 1.10% S
CRWD 22788C105 CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS INC - A 1,143.00 201.5 230,314.50 1.05% S
ILMN 452327109 ILLUMINA INC 598 357.66 213,880.68 0.97% S
EA 285512109 ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 1,461.00 120.23 175,656.03 0.80% S
AXON 05464C101 AXON ENTERPRISE INC 954 164.77 157,190.58 0.71% S
TTWO 874054109 TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWRE 952 160.35 152,653.20 0.69% S
FUV 039587100 ARCIMOTO INC 15,085.00 9.46 142,704.10 0.65% S
CCI 22822V101 CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP 724 180.56 130,725.44 0.59% S
U 91332U101 UNITY SOFTWARE INC 724 151.68 109,816.32 0.50% S
PGNY 74340E103 PROGYNY INC 1,181.00 47.88 56,546.28 0.26% S
ATAI N0731H103 ATAI LIFE SCIENCES NV 3,673.00 10.92 40,109.16 0.18% FS
X9USDBLYT BLACKROCK TREASURY TRUST INSTL 62 128,150.03 1 128,150.03 0.58% MM
CASH 23,289.61 100 23,289.61 0.11% 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.

FUND

Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.75%
Other Expenses 0.06%
Acquired Fund Fees 0.06%
Gross Expenses Ratio 0.87%
Fee Waver and/or Expenses Reimbursement -0.06%
Net Expense Ratio 0.81%

The Advisor has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or reimburse expenses to keep net expenses (excluding amounts payable pursuant to any plan adopted in accordance with Rule 12b-1, interest expense, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, other expenditures which are capitalized in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 0.75% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for at least one year from the date of the Prospectus.

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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. 
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  • 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.
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    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. 

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  • 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