Dan Ahrens

Dan Ahrens

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Dan Ahrens is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at AdvisorShares, an investment manager headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry serving in a variety of senior-level capacities, including portfolio management, sales, finance, operations, and compliance. Before AdvisorShares, Ahrens served as President of Ahrens Advisors, a gaming and casino fund he founded in 2005. He has appeared regularly across financial media outlets and major national and trade publications.

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Academic History



  • Ahrens has appeared on financial programs including CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, ABC News, and Bloomberg TV. 
  • He has appeared as a guest at the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.