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AdvisorShares Lists Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , July 9, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, began trading Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF(Ticker: GRV) The ETF is sponsored by AdvisorShares, and sub-advised by Mars Hill Partners LLC.


The Fund’s investment objective is to generate average annual returns in excess of the total return of the MSCI World Index (the “Index”), with comparable volatility and little to no correlation with the Index.  The Fund is considered a “fund-of-funds” that seeks to achieve its investment objective by primarily investing in both long and short positions in other exchange-traded funds  that offer diversified exposure to global regions, countries, styles (market capitalization, value, growth, etc.) or sectors, and other exchange-traded products, including but not limited to exchange-traded notes, exchange-traded currency trusts and closed-end funds.    In addition, the Fund may use liquid futures contracts, swaps and other derivatives tied to broad market indices when establishing net long or net short exposure on top of the core long/short portfolio.

Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading.  NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity.    NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 763 primary ETF and 50 primary ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 90 ETNs, 174 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis.  On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 497 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 576 listings across the European markets.  In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 1,722 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris , Amsterdam , Brussels and Lisbon .


About AdvisorShares (Source: AdvisorShares)
AdvisorShares is a turnkey platform for investment managers seeking to offer their investment strategy in an actively managed ETF. AdvisorShares works with some best-of-breed money managers to combine their money management expertise with the benefits the ETF structure provides, AdvisorShares provides sales, marketing and educational support to help financial advisors use AdvisorShares ETFs to help them achieve their clients’ investment goals and objectives.  AdvisorShares is a leader in actively managed ETFs, including the Dent Tactical ETF (NYSE: DENT) and is dedicated to investor education. Fund.com (OTCBB: FNDM.OB) is the majority owner of AdvisorShares Investments, LLC. Visit our website at   www.AdvisorShares.com to learn more about us.

 

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies.  The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.  With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500.  For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

Disclaimer
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