EMG Advisors, the investment firm built to bring investors institutional quality access to futures contracts of the critical metals at the core of the renewable economy, is proud to have had its inaugural ETF recognized by ETF.com as one of the publications’ best new ETFs of 2022. The Energy & Minerals Group EV, Solar & Battery Materials Futures ETF (CHRG) is named as one of ETF.com’s five finalists for its “Best New ETF” category for its annual ETF industry awards.
ETF.com’s “Best New ETF” category seeks to identify those strategies that have “done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2022 by providing access to interesting areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better results for investors.” This nomination comes shortly after the launch of CHRG, which began trading on
December 28, 2022, supporting EMG’s aim of providing investors with a more-direct avenue to access to the transformative renewable energy expansion.
“We brought CHRG to the market because we felt that investors were sorely lacking in true exposure to the metals and materials that are powering the Electric Vehicle revolution and global efforts to reduce carbon expenditures,” said Will McDonough, CEO and Founder of EMG Advisors. “We believed that existing products, primarily accessing lithium-related equities, were
uncorrelated and unsophisticated. This nomination validates our mission to bring investors the types of low-cost and efficient exposures that they deserve in an actively managed product. The whole EMG team is grateful for ETF.com’s recognition and is excited to continue to build upon that mission throughout 2023.”
CHRG seeks to provide investors with access to the minerals that are central to the expansion of global efforts to build a more sustainable economy, by investing directly in the futures of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and copper. The strategy is actively managed by co-founders Will McDonough, John Raymond, and John Calvert. Mr. McDonough is a career investor whose tenure in finance included management of $17 billion of private capital for Goldman Sachs' current and former partners. Mr. Calvert and Raymond bring experience currently managing $13 billion of private equity capital in the natural resources sector.