Boulder and Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 29, 2008
Chartwell Partners Asset Management has launched another folio, called the Emerging Markets ETFfolio. The Emerging Markets ETFfolio is managed by Chartwell on FOLIOfn's online brokerage platform.
Emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and Brazil have attracted considerable media attention over the past several years due to both their rapid economic growth and booming stock markets, but the risks to investing in these markets is also significant.
"Financial information on specific emerging market companies is not always provided on a timely and reliable basis, so investing in a basket of securities through exchange-traded funds makes sense," according to Chartwell Managing Director Carl Delfeld.
Delfeld also believes that a diversified ETF folio blending a variety of emerging market countries is a better approach than concentrating on just India and China. For example, Delfeld suggests that countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand offer investors an "indirect play on Chinese and Asian growth." The Emerging Markets ETFfolio may also provide investors limited exposure to difficult-to-get-at markets such as smaller emerging market companies and frontier markets.
In selecting and weighting emerging market ETFs for the Emerging Markets ETFfolio, Chartwell considers relative valuations, momentum, macro economic factors and even political developments. Delfeld believes that "chasing momentum without considering value and other important factors is usually a losing strategy over time."
Delfeld explained that FOLIOfn was the ideal platform for managing the Emerging Markets ETFfolio since it "offers the ability to buy and sell in fractional shares and allows for the rebalancing of the folio in a single low cost transaction."
Greg Vigrass, President of FOLIOfn Institutional, commented: "Using FOLIOfn's Institutional platform, Chartwell is able to actualize the entire investment process, including their portfolio construction and distribution, as well as the ongoing management associated with their offer. We are very pleased to provide the venue by which Carl Delfeld can make these innovative investment offerings to the public."
The Emerging Markets ETFfolio will join the other ETFfolios that are available to investors and investment advisors through Chartwell Partners on the FOLIOfn platform. These include the:
Core Conservative ETFfolio
Fixed Income ETFfolio
Global Dividend/Income ETFfolio
World Economic Freedom ETFfolio
Country Rotation ETFfolio
Country Rotation Momentum ETFfolio
Country Rotation Value ETFfolio
Global Sector Rotation ETFfolio
Global Growth ETFfolio
Emerging Markets ETFfolio
China Strategy ETFfolio
Global Long/Short Strategy ETFfolio
Chartwell uses these folios as building blocks to develop custom global portfolios using a core/satellite strategy. Delfeld was a U.S. Representative to the Asian Development Bank and a consultant to the U.S. Treasury. He is a columnist for Forbes Asia, editor of ChartwellETF.com and author of "Think Global, Grow Rich," "The New Global Investor" and "ETF Investing Around the World."
For more information and media inquiries, contact Carl Delfeld at 719.264.1503.