(HDGB) Treesdale Rising Rates ETF


How HDGB Works

    The AdvisorShares Treesdale Rising Rates ETF (NYSE Arca: HDGB) seeks total return while providing protection for investors against loss of principal in a rising interest rate environment. HDGB is managed by Treesdale Partners, LLC (“Portfolio Manager.”) The Portfolio Manager seeks to achieve HDGB’s objective by actively managing a portfolio of primarily Mortgage Backed Securities Interest Only (“MBS IO”) issues. MBS IOs tend to have a negative duration which means they historically have risen in price when interest rates rise. The Portfolio Manager will also attempt to maintain a positive asset yield in a stable interest rate environment.
    A portfolio with negative duration generally incurs a loss when interest rates fall. To counter the impact of such potential losses, HDGB’s negative duration may be partly offset by purchasing options on interest rates, as well as taking long positions in U.S. Treasuries.

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Why Invest in HDGB?

  • To Combat Artificially Low Interest Rates - The global credit crisis has resulted in unprecedented government intervention leading to artificially low interest rates.
  • For Potential Protection from adverse Portfolio Effects of Rising Interest Rates - Many investors may be underestimating the impact that rising rates could have on their portfolios. HDGB may be an answer for investors in a rising rate environment.
  • For Portfolio Protection - HDGB’s dual objectives of protection from rising rates and offering positive returns during periods of stable interest rates may provide a unique complementary holding as a diversifier for both equity and positive duration fixed income portfolios.

Where can HDGB Fit in a Traditional Portfolio?

    HDGB combines two strategies. It seeks to offer portfolio protection in the event of rising interest rates, and also may offer the potential for a positive total return from the mortgage market. These combined objectives may make HDGB a unique complementary holding as a diversifier for both traditional fixed income and equity portfolios that may be adversely impacted in a rising interest rate environment.

5 Key Attributes

  1. Negative Duration - Negative duration means that this income oriented fund offers the potential to go up if interest rates rise.
  2. Alternative Strategy in an ETF - HDGB offers a unique alternative strategy in an exchange traded product which offers daily liquidity and transparency.
  3. Extensive Experience - The Portfolio Manager’s investment professionals have more than 20 years of capital markets experience in MBS IOs.
  4. Ongoing Market Evaluation - The Portfolio Manager will evaluate the Agency MBS Interest Only market and spreads in comparison to other fixed income instruments on an ongoing basis to seek out the best values in the MBS Interest Only market.
  5. Risk Analysis and Stress Testing - The Portfolio Manager will conduct an ongoing risk analysis and stress testing in an attempt to maintain a desired risk/return profile.

About the Portfolio Manager

Yung Lim, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager
Yung Lim is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Treesdale Partners, LLC, where he sits on the executive investment committee of the multi-manager and direct investment funds. He has over twenty five years of experience in the fixed income and related markets serving in various roles including investment advisory, risk management, and development of sophisticated trading strategies. Since 2002, Mr. Lim has co-managed or overseen various fixed income focused strategies including Treesdale Rising Rates Strategy, Treesdale Fixed Income Fund, Treesdale Recovery Fund and Treebrook Macro Fund.

In the early 1990s, Mr. Lim worked at Merrill Lynch as vice president in charge of risk management for the mortgage desk, typically handling $5 billion in inventory. After Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lim was a senior consultant at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc., a premier consulting firm specializing in fixed income markets, where he performed advisory work for major financial institutions. Mr. Lim has co-authored a book on advanced valuation and analysis techniques for mortgage securities titled Collateralized Mortgage Obligations, by Davidson, Ho, and Lim. He has also published various articles in major fixed income publications, including Bond and Mortgage Markets, edited by Frank Fabozzi. Mr. Lim has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.


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*Although the Fund is effective, it has not yet launched and is not available for sale at this time.

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  • **The Advisor has contractually agreed to keep net expenses from exceeding 1.25% of the Fund’s average daily net assets until at least a year from the date of the Prospectus and for an indefinite period thereafter subject to annual reapproval of the agreement by the Board of Trustees.