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AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 2/12/2016

Assets in actively managed ETFs inched up by $60 million, just under 30 basis points, to $24.027 billion. There was one new fund to launch bringing the total number to 135.

As has been the case several times in the last couple of months. market volatility obscured some of the trends in fund flows. For example First Trust had positive flows of $50 million but a net decline of $30 million while State Street saw a net gain of $19 million despite bring $32 million in the door. PIMCO chipped in with a net inflow of $109 million while WisdomTree shed $62 million last week.

At the category level Short Term Bond was the clear leader with a $203 million inflow followed by a net $21 million to Global Bond. Alternative Income declined by $67 million despite a positive fund flow of $7 million and Foreign Bond contracted by $60 million.

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Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor


Number of Active ETFs by Strategy


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