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Hedge Fund Launch: QAM Equity Hedge ETF

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – AdvisorShares, a sponsor of actively managed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), has launched the QAM Equity Hedge ETF

The new fund is open for trading today, Wenesday, August 8, 2012. QEH is sub-advised by Commerce Asset Management, a Memphis, Tenn.-based investment advisor and subsidiary of Commerce Holdings, LLC who advise on approximately $700 million in assets.

“We’re excited about our partnership with CAM and bringing QEH to market,” Noah Hamman, CEO of AdvisorShares, said, “In utilizing CAM’s extensive network and knowledge within the hedge fund universe, we feel QEH offers a core alternative solution that investors could use to further diversify their portfolio, which a 20-30% allocation to core alternatives can help bring true diversification to investors’ asset allocation.”

QEH employs an actively managed long/short strategy that seeks to exceed the risk-adjusted performance of approximately 50% the long/short equity hedge fund universe as defined by the constituents of the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index, aiming to provide investors with better risk adjusted returns versus the S&P 500 Index over time while reducing the time required and expertise needed to select individual hedge funds.

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