BETHESDA, Md., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the AdvisorShares Trust's Board of Trustees approved a sub-advisor change for the AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE Arca: TTFS). Santa Monica, California-based Wilshire Associates will serve as the new sub-advisor of TTFS, which will retain its ticker symbol and be renamed the AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF, effective July 1, 2016. The ETF will be managed day-to-day by Wilshire's global investment management business unit, Wilshire Funds Management, which advises on approximately $150 billion.
"We look forward to working with Wilshire and delivering their well-established institutional expertise to TTFS shareholders and our advisor network," said James Carl, AdvisorShares' managing director of sales and distribution. "We thoroughly evaluate how we can best-serve both shareholders and prospective shareholders of our actively managed ETFs, and we believe that Wilshire's exemplary portfolio management capabilities will continue to steer TTFS as a top-performing strategy, while executing the same investment objective and lowering overall costs, including reducing the fund's management fee."
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