AdvisorShares and Peritus Asset Management have just filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer the Peritus High Yield ETF, an exchange-traded fund that will invest in senior and subordinated corporate debt and loans across various industries and maturities with the goal of delivering both capital appreciation and high current income.

The fund will be the first offering from the companies since they announced a partnership on Feb. 18. Peritus specializes in high-yield debt. According to the BarCap High Yield Total Return Index, high-yield debt has risen 62.7% since the March 2009 stock market low.

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