Video Games & Esports ETF

Fund Summary

The Global X Video Games & Esports ETF (HERO) seeks to invest in companies that develop or publish video games, facilitate the streaming and distribution of video gaming or esports content, own and operate within competitive esports leagues, or produce hardware used in video games and esports, including augmented and virtual reality.

Fund Objective

The Global X Video Games & Esports ETF (HERO) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Video Games & Esports Index.


High Growth Potential

HERO enables investors to access high growth potential through companies that are positioned to benefit from the increasing popularity of video games and esports.

Unconstrained Approach

HERO's composition transcends classic sector, industry, and geographic classifications by tracking an emerging theme.

ETF Efficiency

In a single trade, HERO delivers access to dozens of companies with high exposure to the video game and esports theme.

Fund Details As of 10/19/20

Key Facts

Ticker HERO
Inception Date 10/25/19
CUSIP 37954Y392
ISIN US37954Y3927
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLHERO
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Number of Holdings 40

Stats & Fees

Net Assets $370,727,151
NAV $27.16
Shares Outstanding 13,650,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%


30-Day SEC Yield -0.21%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Prices As of 10/19/20

NAV Price 30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread
Net Asset Value $27.16 Market Price $27.14 0.15%
Daily Change -$0.05 -0.17% Daily Change -$0.11 -0.40%  

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
Year-to-Date 65.86% 66.10% 66.58%
1 Month 0.07% 0.00% 0.15%
3 Months 17.64% 17.63% 17.87%
6 Months 65.25% 65.19% 65.78%
Since Inception 80.99% 81.47% 81.81%

Cumulative %

Data as of quarter-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
Since Inception 80.99% 81.47% 81.81%

Cumulative return is the aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost over time. Annualized return is the average return gained or lost by an investment each year over a given time period.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Fund Characteristics As of 10/19/20

Return on Equity 17.40%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 45,288 M
2019 2020
Price-to-earnings 46.90 30.27
Price-to-book value 5.66 4.90

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Sector Breakdown As of 09/30/20

% of Net Assets
Communication Services 74.4
Information Technology 22.2
Industrials 1.9
Consumer Discretionary 1.3
Other/Cash 0.2

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Country Breakdown As of 09/30/20

% of Net Assets
Japan 26.6
United States 26.2
China 16.5
South Korea 9.3
Singapore 7.3
Sweden 7.0
France 4.5
Ireland 1.3
Hong Kong 0.7
Taiwan 0.4
Other/Cash 0.2

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings As of 10/19/20

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
7.74 SE SEA LTD-ADR BYWD7L4 162.84 176,190 28,690,779.60
6.86 NVDA NVIDIA CORP 2379504 539.91 47,107 25,433,540.37
6.45 7974 JP NINTENDO CO LTD 6639550 552.19 43,283 23,900,653.46
5.28 ATVI ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 2575818 80.08 244,344 19,567,067.52
5.21 9697 JP CAPCOM CO LTD 6173694 59.26 325,970 19,316,511.80
4.95 NTES NETEASE INC-ADR 2606440 87.35 210,070 18,349,614.50
4.87 EA ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 2310194 129.87 138,885 18,036,994.95
4.82 UBI FP UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT B1L3CS6 96.43 185,441 17,882,466.23
4.30 EMBRACB SS EMBRACER GROUP AB BK5MWJ3 20.06 793,999 15,927,808.55
4.27 TTWO TAKE-TWO INTERAC 2122117 165.53 95,683 15,838,406.99
Holdings are subject to change.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The investable universe of companies in which HERO may invest may be limited. Video Game and Esports Companies are subject to risks associated with additional regulatory oversight with regard to privacy/cybersecurity concerns, shifting consumer preferences, and potential licensing challenges. The Fund invests in securities of companies engaged in Information Technology, which can be affected by rapid product obsolescence and intense industry competition. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. HERO is non-diversified.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Beginning October 15, 2020, market price returns are based on the official closing price of an ETF share or, if the official closing price isn’t available, the midpoint between the national best bid and national best offer (“NBBO”) as of the time the ETF calculates current NAV per share. Prior to October 15, 2020, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The returns shown do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Indices are unmanaged and do not include the effect of fees, expenses or sales charges. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Since the Fund’s shares did not trade in the secondary market until several days after the Fund’s inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in Shares, the NAV of the Fund is used to calculate market returns.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s summary or full prospectuses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC or Mirae Asset Global Investments. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Solactive AG, nor does Solactive AG make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO, Global X nor Mirae Asset Global Investments are affiliated with Solactive AG.