AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF (HDGE) Lists Options on CBOE

First Equity Based Actively Managed ETF With Listed Options

Sep 23, 2011, 11:22 ET from AdvisorShares

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of ETF innovation and actively managed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced that the AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF (NYSE: HDGE), the first all-short actively-managed ETF has met listing requirements of the Chicago Board Options Exchange® ("CBOE®") and that HDGE options are now listed for trading on the CBOE.


"This is an exciting moment for the investment community and a milestone for actively managed ETFs.  Financial Advisors now have another way to gain access to strategies that could provide ways to insure one's portfolio.  Additionally, it provides an opportunity that actively managed mutual funds can't afford their clients.  Having HDGE be the first equity based actively managed ETF meet CBOE listing requirements to trade options is something we are all very proud of, and further validates the growth and interest by investors in actively managed ETFs," said Noah Hamman, CEO of AdvisorShares. 

Among the requirements a security must satisfy before CBOE will list options for it is "distribution." There must be a certain number of outstanding shares, and the shares must be owned by a minimum number of people. Otherwise, ownership of the security is deemed "too highly concentrated."

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About AdvisorShares AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs.  As of 09/1/2011 AdvisorShares offers 10 active ETFs with over $370,000,000 of assets under management.  AdvisorShares is pleased to offer actively managed ETFs, including the

Alternative Strategies

Core Tactical Strategies

Dent Tactical ETF (NYSE: DENT)

Cambria Global Tactical ETF (NYSE: GTAA)

Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE: MATH)

Core Long/Short Strategies

Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF (NYSE: GRV)

Core Short Strategies

Active Bear ETF (NYSE: HDGE)

Core Domestic Strategies

Madrona Domestic ETF (NYSE: FWDD)

Core International Strategies

WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (NYSE: AADR)

Madrona International ETF (NYSE: FWDI)

Income Strategies

Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE: HYLD)

Madrona Global Bond ETF (NYSE: FWDB)

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An Option is a privilege, sold by one party to another, that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a stock at an agreed-upon price within a certain period or on a specific date.

Noah Hamman

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