HERO


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.

Why HERO?

High Growth Potential

The global gaming market increased more than 20% from 2019 to 2020, exceeding $175bn – larger than Hollywood or professional sports. Forecasts suggest the market could surpass $200bn by 2023.1

Social Experiences

Gaming is increasingly a social medium, enabling the sharing of virtual experiences and interaction with friends and strangers around the world.

New Consumer Preferences

The pandemic accelerated the adoption of at-home entertainment options, with many turning to gaming and esports for the first time, broadening the theme’s reach.

1NewZoo, May 2021

Fund Details As of 09/24/21

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 $525,220,270
Net Asset Value (NAV) $28.91
Shares Outstanding 18,170,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%

Distributions

30-Day SEC Yield 0.08%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Prices As of 09/24/21

NAV $28.91 Daily Change $0.10 0.35%
Market Price $28.81 Daily Change -$0.04 -0.14%
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.19%

Performance History

As of recent
(06/30/21)
As of recent
(06/30/21)
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 41.63% 40.96% 42.46%
Since Inception 58.86% 58.67% 59.68%
1 Year 13.22% 12.64% 13.90%
Since Inception 47.33% 47.20% 48.03%
Year-to-Date 4.57% 4.14% 4.85%
1 Month 0.05% -0.23% 0.09%
3 Months 3.53% 2.91% 3.66%
Since Inception 117.90% 117.48% 119.75%
Year-to-Date -1.73% -2.11% -1.34%
1 Month -0.33% -0.36% -0.23%
3 Months -5.98% -6.22% -5.82%
Since Inception 104.76% 104.42% 106.77%

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. High short-term performance of the Fund, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

Fund Characteristics As of 09/24/21

Return on Equity 8.20%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 33,473 M
2020 2021
Price-to-earnings 23.89 32.04
Price-to-book value 2.73 2.56

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 09/24/21

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.50
MSCI EAFE 0.51
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.50
Standard Deviation 19.20%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Sector Breakdown As of 08/31/21

% of Net Assets
Communication Services 44.4
Information Technology 33.6
Consumer Discretionary 19.0
Industrials 3.0

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Country Breakdown As of 08/31/21

% of Net Assets
United States 29.6
Japan 26.4
South Korea 11.6
China 10.4
Singapore 7.6
Sweden 5.9
France 4.5
Ireland 2.8
Hong Kong 0.7
Canada 0.4
Taiwan 0.3

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top Holdings As of 09/24/21

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
8.29 SE SEA LTD-ADR BYWD7L4 340.41 127,221 43,307,300.61
7.92 NVDA NVIDIA CORP 2379504 220.81 187,326 41,363,454.06
5.91 EA ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 2310194 129.90 237,711 30,878,658.90
5.58 7974 JP NINTENDO CO LTD 6639550 485.98 59,977 29,147,397.14
5.51 9766 JP KONAMI HOLDINGS CORP 6496681 63.86 450,805 28,789,949.42
5.34 ATVI ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 2575818 75.26 370,653 27,895,344.78
4.72 NTES NETEASE INC-ADR 2606440 81.34 303,509 24,687,422.06
4.68 UBI FP UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT B1L3CS6 64.19 381,022 24,457,674.18
4.59 9697 JP CAPCOM CO LTD 6173694 30.26 793,111 24,000,016.71
4.40 9684 JP SQUARE ENIX HD 6309262 57.45 399,779 22,967,295.42
4.22 TTWO TAKE-TWO INTERAC 2122117 147.36 149,595 22,044,319.20
4.00 EMBRACB SS EMBRACER GROUP AB BK5MWJ3 21.16 987,456 20,898,720.66
3.79 3659 JP NEXON CO LTD B63QM77 16.36 1,210,367 19,800,141.25
3.62 ZNGA ZYNGA INC - CL A B79PX49 7.65 2,472,183 18,912,199.95
3.36 036570 KS NCSOFT CORP 6264189 506.57 34,681 17,568,208.75
3.17 BILI BILIBILI INC-ADR BFNLRN6 70.73 233,933 16,546,081.09
2.75 KWS LN KEYWORDS STUDIOS PLC BBQ3850 41.44 346,910 14,374,920.34
2.03 251270 KS NETMARBLE CORP BF2S426 101.99 103,806 10,587,497.34
1.98 SF SS STILLFRONT GROUP AB BMCFL47 7.10 1,453,925 10,324,204.61
1.92 263750 KS PEARL ABYSS CORP BYX56S9 74.28 134,742 10,009,307.55
1.55 293490 KS KAKAO GAMES CORP BMGYMB4 58.05 139,101 8,074,963.49
1.40 2432 JP DENA CO LTD B05L364 18.79 389,070 7,310,108.85
1.07 112040 KS WEMADE CO LTD B4Y8TB1 65.02 85,936 5,587,611.24
1.00 DOYU DOUYU INTERN-ADR BJVJP36 3.37 1,551,297 5,227,870.89
0.90 CRSR CORSAIR GAMING INC BMGWSJ8 28.04 166,894 4,679,707.76
0.83 3765 JP GUNGHO ONLINE EN B064D84 18.93 229,772 4,350,319.43
0.71 799 HK IGG INC BFRB2W6 1.01 3,670,700 3,724,899.65
0.65 078340 KS COM2US CORP B232R27 85.42 39,822 3,401,564.74
0.64 HUYA HUYA INC-ADR BF4NQP6 8.34 403,805 3,367,733.70
0.43 HEAR TURTLE BEACH CORP BF5HDT0 30.11 74,522 2,243,857.42
0.36 069080 KS WEBZEN INC 6614483 23.29 80,874 1,883,428.33
0.32 3903 JP GUMI INC BSZM2L1 7.49 224,015 1,677,507.20
0.32 EGLX ENTHUSIAST GAMIN BKDM778 3.73 447,662 1,669,779.26
0.31 095660 KS NEOWIZ B1WGT83 24.14 66,654 1,608,918.96
0.30 GRVY GRAVITY CO-ADR BX8ZSK3 93.24 16,880 1,573,891.20
0.30 3656 JP KLAB INC B6YXB81 5.58 277,634 1,549,865.06
0.29 3932 JP AKATSUKI INC BYXBLB5 29.58 51,713 1,529,832.21
0.29 6180 TT GAMANIA DIGITAL 6432049 2.07 722,300 1,496,319.47
0.28 067000 KS JOYCITY CORP B39MT00 9.99 144,286 1,440,959.16
0.24 041140 KS NEXON GT CO LTD 6270380 8.71 143,097 1,246,648.46
0.08 CASH 0.00 513,953,460 411,900.55
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.