Virtus Glovista Emerging Markets ETF (EMEM) ETF Bio
The investment objective of the Virtus Glovista Emerging Markets ETF seeks to use three quant models to screen emerging markets countries and their companies for liquidity. Countries include China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Poland, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. It then uses a “most favored nations” approach that ranks the 15 countries using three models: a macroeconomic trends model (50% weight); a company-specific model (30% weight); and a momentum model (20% weight). The macro trends model looks at: interest rates, yields, currency values, liquidity, and other indicators within each country. The company specific model looks at companies’ net debt, total assets, and price-earnings ratios. The momentum model looks at: “absolute and relative price momentum and reversal of momentum based on each country’s price index”.