AQWA


Clean Water ETF

Reasons to Consider AQWA

High Growth Potential

The global water and wastewater treatment market grew to over $300bn in 2022. Forecasts suggest it could reach nearly $500bn by 2029, highlighting one of many growth opportunities for the clean water theme.1

Global Tailwinds

Despite its apparent abundance, freshwater is a scarce and finite resource. As the global population grows, investment in clean water technologies may be essential to sustaining and improving standards of living.

Conscious Approach

AQWA incorporates Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) screens and follows ESG proxy voting guidelines to affect positive change alongside financial returns.

1Fortune Business Insights, Apr 2022

Key Information As of 02/27/24

Inception Date 04/08/21
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
Net Assets $9.37 million
NAV $16.74
Fact Sheet View the document

ETF Summary

The Global X Clean Water ETF (AQWA) seeks to invest in companies advancing the provision of clean water through industrial water treatment, storage and distribution infrastructure, as well as purification and efficiency strategies, among other activities.

ETF Objective

The Global X Clean Water ETF (AQWA) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Global Clean Water Industry Index.

Trading Details As of 02/27/24

Ticker AQWA
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLAQWA
CUSIP 37954Y186
ISIN US37954Y1863
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Shares Outstanding 560,000
Number of Holdings 39
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.44%

Distributions As of 02/27/24

30-Day SEC Yield 1.54%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 02/27/24

NAV $16.74 Daily Change $0.08 0.48%
Market Price $16.75 Daily Change $0.14 0.84%

Performance History

As of recent
(12/31/23)
As of recent
(12/31/23)
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 19.85% 20.16% 20.25%
Since Inception 4.72% 4.79% 5.06%
1 Year 8.22% 8.08% 8.59%
Since Inception 3.38% 3.33% 3.71%
Year-to-Date 19.85% 20.16% 20.25%
1 Month 6.97% 6.82% 7.04%
3 Months 16.17% 15.97% 16.39%
Since Inception 13.42% 13.62% 14.42%
Year-to-Date -3.18% -3.48% -3.16%
1 Month -3.18% -3.48% -3.16%
3 Months 14.74% 14.02% 14.93%
Since Inception 9.80% 9.66% 10.81%

Performance is shown on a total return basis (i.e., with gross income reinvested, where applicable). 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, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

Top Holdings As of 02/27/24

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
9.62 FERG FERGUSON PLC BKB0C57 209.71 4,300 901,753.00
9.01 XYL XYLEM INC B3P2CN8 125.69 6,722 844,888.18
8.84 ECL ECOLAB INC 2304227 222.09 3,731 828,617.79
6.94 PNR PENTAIR PLC BLS09M3 76.51 8,497 650,105.47
6.18 AWK AMERICAN WATER W B2R3PV1 118.03 4,906 579,055.18
5.23 WMS ADVANCED DRAINAG BP7RS59 164.53 2,977 489,805.81
4.73 AOS SMITH (A.O.) CORP 2816023 82.30 5,381 442,856.30
4.41 UU/ LN UNITED UTILITIES B39J2M4 13.09 31,594 413,543.47
4.26 SVT LN SEVERN TRENT PLC B1FH8J7 31.72 12,590 399,370.77
3.61 WTRG ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC BLCF3J9 34.79 9,736 338,715.44
3.37 SBSP3 BZ SABESP B1YCHL8 16.11 19,594 315,574.01
3.27 WTS WATTS WATER TE-A 2943620 199.25 1,539 306,645.75
2.79 BMI BADGER METER INC 2069128 157.49 1,659 261,275.91
2.71 ZWS Zurn Elkay Water Solution BMV1ZD3 31.56 8,042 253,805.52
2.58 CNM CORE & MAIN INC-CLASS A BNXKS92 47.32 5,107 241,663.24
2.42 FELE FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO INC 2350383 100.37 2,263 227,137.31
2.33 6370 JP KURITA WATER IND 6497963 38.89 5,605 217,977.40
1.60 CWT CALIF WATER SRVC 2165383 45.95 3,259 149,751.05
1.60 AWR AMERICAN STATES WATER CO 2267171 71.62 2,088 149,542.56
1.46 MWA MUELLER WATER-A B15RZR4 15.68 8,723 136,776.64
1.41 RWC AU RELIANCE WORLDWI BD1DM79 3.45 38,364 132,356.34
1.38 021240 KS COWAY CO LTD 6173401 42.23 3,062 129,294.41
1.02 270 HK GUANGDONG INVESTMENT LTD 6913168 0.59 161,700 95,886.51
0.99 SJW SJW GROUP 2811932 56.20 1,642 92,280.40
0.97 KIT SP KEPPEL INFRASTRU B1P31B8 0.37 245,718 90,576.32
0.91 600008 C1 BEIJING CAPITA-A BP3R7K1 0.39 219,400 85,185.57
0.79 6254 JP NOMURA MICRO SCI B248ZF3 116.54 635 74,000.66
0.75 6368 JP ORGANO CORP 6470522 48.86 1,434 70,067.48
0.60 000598 C2 CHENGDU XINGRO-A BD5CJV5 0.82 69,100 56,532.92
0.60 371 HK BJ ENT WATER B01YCG0 0.24 231,740 55,974.77
0.54 MSEX MIDDLESEX WATER CO 2589466 50.92 986 50,207.12
0.52 ERII ENERGY RECOVERY INC B3B5J07 15.55 3,115 48,438.25
0.48 CSMG3 BZ COPASA MG - ORD B0YBZJ2 4.22 10,585 44,631.74
0.45 300070 C2 BEIJING ORIGIN-A BD5CNZ7 0.71 60,100 42,502.65
0.41 AWPT AB ALKHORAYEF WATER BN33QN1 62.39 621 38,746.27
0.35 CWCO CONS WATER CO-OR 2099095 29.34 1,125 33,007.50
0.30 YORW YORK WATER CO 2425292 35.21 796 28,026.52
0.21 300774 C2 BGT GROUP CO LTD-A BNHPRG3 1.19 16,200 19,341.47
0.20 ARTNA ARTESIAN RES-A 2418258 34.33 544 18,675.52
0.13 OTHER PAYABLE & RECEIVABLES 1.00 12,282 12,281.89
0.06 CASH 1.00 5,842 5,842.19
0.00 JAPANESE YEN 0.01 -2 -0.01
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Exposure As of 01/31/24

Sector Weight (%)
Industrials 53.2
Utilities 34.4
Materials 8.3
Information Technology 2.7
Consumer Discretionary 1.5

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Industry Weight (%)
Water Utilities 30.4
Industrial Machinery 22.6
Miscellaneous Manufacturing 14.8
Wholesale Distributors 11.9
Chemicals: Specialty 8.5
Building Products 6.1
Electronics/Appliances 1.5
Gas Distributors 1.1
Environmental Services 1.1
Industrial Conglomerates 1.0
Electrical Products 0.6
Other 0.4

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Country Weight (%)
United States 58.5
Britain 25.5
Brazil 4.0
Japan 3.6
China 2.2
Hong Kong 1.6
South Korea 1.5
Australia 1.2
Singapore 1.1
Saudi Arabia 0.4
Cayman Islands 0.4

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All Sector, Industry and Geographic breakdowns, where provided, are based on equity positions held by the ETF and exclude cash, currencies, and other holdings.

ETF Characteristics As of 02/27/24

Return on Equity 14.70%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 16,270 M
2023 2024
Price-to-earnings 23.47 21.14
Price-to-book value 3.24 2.97

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ETF Risk Stats As of 01/31/24

Versus Beta
S&P 500 1.07
NASDAQ-100 0.75
MSCI EAFE 1.02
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.68
Standard Deviation 20.20%

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ETF Research

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The investable universe of companies in which AQWA may invest may be limited. 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. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Clean Water Companies typically face intense competition, short product lifecycles and potentially rapid product obsolescence. Clean Water Companies are subject to significant regulation regarding the usage, treatment, and distribution of water. Clean Water Companies may also be adversely affected by the impact of global climate change on the available supply of clean water reserves. AQWA 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. The 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, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. 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.