CWS

Fund Description
The AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: CWS) seeks long-term capital appreciation. CWS aims to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in a focused group of U.S. exchange-listed equity securities that the portfolio manager believes have favorable fundamental attributes. The Advisor may use a variety of methods for security selection and will seek to focus on firms that are fundamentally sound and have shown consistency in their financial results and high earnings quality. The Advisor may look for stocks with a strong history of sales and earnings growth, or companies that have steadily increased their earnings and dividends for several years. In addition, the Advisor may invest the Fund s assets in lesser-known companies that the Advisor believes have a unique opportunity for growth. At times, the Advisor may buy certain out-of-favor stocks believed to be priced below their intrinsic value, as measured by the Advisor. Additionally, the Advisor aims to keep the portfolio turnover low.
Fund Profile
Fund Name AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF
Fund Exchange Ticker CWS
Fund Sponsor Advisor Shares
Fund ISIN US00768Y5603
Net Expense Ratio 0.75 %
Fund Inception Date 20 September 2016
Fund Legal Structure ETF (Open end fund)
Exchange NYSE Arca
Listing Country Code US
Fund Investment Objective
ETF Type Specific US Equities - Quant Strat
Asset Class Equities (Stocks)
Index Linked Active
Index Name Not Applicable
Index Provider Not Applicable
Currency Hedged No
Inverse / Leveraged Not Applicable
Developed / Emerging Developed Market Funds
Market Capitalization Range Broad Market / Multi-Cap
Growth Value Value
Continent North America
Key Statistics
Return As of Date 18 January 2019
Asset Under Management 14.43 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 6.31 %
Year To Date Return 6.76 %
1 Year Total Return -2.25 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return
NAV 30.38
Share Outstanding 475,000
Top 10 Holdings (17 January 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
SIGNATURE BANK SBNY EQUI 0.0435
MOODY'S CORP MCO EQUI 0.0435
TORCHMARK CORP TMK EQUI 0.042
ROSS STORES INC ROST EQUI 0.0416
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTN EQUI 0.041
JM SMUCKER CO/THE SJM EQUI 0.041
STRYKER CORP SYK EQUI 0.0409
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO BDX EQUI 0.0408
EAGLE BANCORP INC EGBN EQUI 0.0406
AFLAC INC AFL EQUI 0.0405