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AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 8/8/2014

The active ETF market increased approximately $150 million last week, a 90 basis point gain with total net assets ending at $16.5 billion. The most significant sponsor inflows and outflows seemed to move in tandem with the biggest categorical increases and decreases. PIMCO and ALPS showed the largest inflows with $111 million and $57 million respectively, corresponding with the growth in Global Bond (+$87 million) and Short Term Bond (+$94 million) categories. In contrast, AdvisorShares and WisdomTree experienced the most outflows with $25 million and $20 million respectively, corresponding with losses in the High Yield (-$25 million) and Foreign Bond (-$27 million) categories. The total number of active ETFs trading increased to 93 with First Trust's launch of a Short Term Bond ETF.

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Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor

Number of Active ETFs by Strategy

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