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AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 5/9/14

Actively managed ETF total net assets rose $45 million last week for an overall gain of 30 basis points. Changing market share demographics played a role in this net increase. First Trust steered Alternative Income for the biggest categorical gains by both sponsor and strategy, whereas PIMCO's market share dipped and contributed to Short Term Bond experiencing the most outflows. There remain a total of 85 actively managed ETFs currently trading although a couple fund launches await on the near-term horizon.

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Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor

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Number of Active ETFs by Strategy

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