HERO


Video Games & Esports ETF

Reasons to Consider HERO

High Growth Potential

The global video game market was valued at over $195bn in 2022, with forecasts suggesting it could grow nearly 3x to more than $580bn by 2030.1

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.

1Grand View Research, Apr 2022

Key Information As of 02/27/24

Inception Date 10/25/19
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
Net Assets $129.41 million
NAV $20.57
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ETF 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.

ETF 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.

Trading Details As of 02/26/24

Ticker HERO
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLHERO
CUSIP 37954Y392
ISIN US37954Y3927
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Shares Outstanding 6,290,000
Number of Holdings 41
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.58%

Distributions As of 02/27/24

30-Day SEC Yield 0.60%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 02/27/24

NAV $20.57 Daily Change $0.06 0.29%
Market Price $20.52 Daily Change -$0.08 -0.39%

Performance History

As of recent
(12/31/23)
As of recent
(12/31/23)
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 8.78% 8.36% 9.24%
3 Years -12.68% -12.89% -12.30%
Since Inception 8.14% 8.01% 8.62%
1 Year -2.00% -3.13% -1.59%
3 Years -14.50% -14.89% -14.12%
Since Inception 7.37% 7.11% 7.85%
Year-to-Date 8.78% 8.36% 9.24%
1 Month 2.26% 2.48% 2.30%
3 Months 9.34% 8.80% 9.44%
Since Inception 38.75% 38.04% 41.37%
Year-to-Date -2.37% -2.88% -2.32%
1 Month -2.37% -2.88% -2.32%
3 Months 10.48% 8.76% 10.68%
Since Inception 35.47% 34.07% 38.09%

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 ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
7.11 NTES NETEASE INC-ADR 2606440 113.14 82,018 9,279,516.52
6.14 APP APPLOVIN CORP-CLASS A BMV3LG4 60.63 131,978 8,001,826.14
5.88 7974 JP NINTENDO CO LTD 6639550 56.56 135,647 7,672,160.05
5.87 RBLX ROBLOX CORP -CLASS A BMWBC20 40.83 187,378 7,650,643.74
5.67 EA ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 2310194 139.50 53,048 7,400,196.00
5.23 U UNITY SOFTWARE INC BLFDXH8 31.02 219,745 6,816,489.90
5.13 TTWO TAKE-TWO INTERAC 2122117 147.94 45,195 6,686,148.30
5.03 259960 KS KRAFTON INC BMBP900 168.30 39,017 6,566,593.79
4.82 9766 JP KONAMI GROUP CORPORATION 6496681 66.48 94,480 6,280,870.87
4.73 9684 JP SQUARE ENIX HD 6309262 43.48 141,747 6,162,708.19
4.65 9697 JP CAPCOM CO LTD 6173694 39.96 151,696 6,061,789.30
4.34 3293 TT INTL GAMES 6744807 27.51 205,600 5,655,252.75
4.14 3659 JP NEXON CO LTD B63QM77 16.43 328,268 5,393,480.88
3.57 BILI BILIBILI INC-ADR BFNLRN6 10.31 451,103 4,650,871.93
3.27 036570 KS NCSOFT CORP 6264189 148.84 28,611 4,258,491.38
2.62 CDR PW CD PROJEKT SA 7302215 29.04 117,741 3,419,487.74
2.48 UBI FP UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT B1L3CS6 23.23 139,468 3,239,219.68
2.13 KWS LN KEYWORDS STUDIOS PLC BBQ3850 19.75 140,540 2,775,398.96
1.98 3635 JP KOEI TECMO HOLDI B60DR09 12.19 211,881 2,581,870.52
1.74 EMBRACB SS EMBRACER GROUP AB BMDTR73 1.70 1,335,593 2,271,583.85
1.51 251270 KS NETMARBLE CORP BF2S426 50.19 39,250 1,969,946.28
0.94 263750 KS PEARL ABYSS CORP BYX56S9 24.08 50,997 1,228,035.50
0.94 293490 KS KAKAO GAMES CORP BMGYMB4 18.37 66,586 1,223,207.26
0.92 112040 KS WEMADE CO LTD B4Y8TB1 35.43 33,863 1,199,624.67
0.90 MTGB SS MODERN TIMES GROUP-B SHS BN90DN5 7.06 166,829 1,177,675.55
0.89 3765 JP GUNGHO ONLINE EN B064D84 14.80 78,485 1,161,426.69
0.83 2432 JP DENA CO LTD B05L364 8.16 132,909 1,084,123.94
0.79 CRSR CORSAIR GAMING INC BMGWSJ8 13.04 78,874 1,028,516.96
0.74 5478 TT SOFT-WORLD INTL CORP 6343691 4.18 231,000 965,150.51
0.69 PLTK PLAYTIKA HOLDING CORP BNRQKQ7 7.51 120,317 902,979.09
0.65 2400 HK XD INC BKF2W48 1.77 476,300 844,888.85
0.60 SF SS STILLFRONT GROUP AB BMCFL47 0.95 828,027 786,326.76
0.44 HUYA HUYA INC-ADR BF4NQP6 3.59 158,129 567,683.11
0.34 078340 KS COM2US CORP B232R27 32.91 13,552 445,980.39
0.34 6180 TT GAMANIA DIGITAL 6432049 2.20 201,700 444,349.06
0.32 194480 KS DEVSISTERS CO LTD BQXWPJ8 29.90 13,804 412,787.26
0.31 1119 HK IDREAMSKY TECHNO BHJW726 0.25 1,634,100 409,321.19
0.29 225570 KS NEXON GAMES CO LTD BYVY9N4 10.28 37,216 382,519.91
0.28 063080 KS COM2US HOLDINGS CORP B4YLXJ6 26.22 14,107 369,911.94
0.28 095660 KS NEOWIZ B1WGT83 17.02 21,575 367,161.61
0.26 101730 KS WEMADE MAX CO LTD B4RKGP7 8.76 38,716 339,177.70
0.23 OTHER PAYABLE & RECEIVABLES 1.00 293,052 293,051.50
0.01 POLISH ZLOTY 0.25 61,023 15,370.73
0.00 KOREAN WON 0.00 2 0.00
-0.01 CASH 1.00 -8,947 -8,946.78
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Exposure As of 01/31/24

Sector Weight (%)
Communication Services 84.8
Information Technology 14.8
Consumer Discretionary 0.4

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Industry Weight (%)
Packaged Software 39.9
Recreational Products 37.2
Internet Software/Services 17.8
Computer Processing Hardware 2.6
Miscellaneous Commercial Services 2.4
Other 0.1

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Country Weight (%)
United States 28.8
Japan 28.6
South Korea 15.1
China 10.6
Taiwan 5.6
Sweden 3.6
Poland 2.4
France 2.4
Ireland 2.3
Israel 0.7

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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 02/26/24

Return on Equity 11.80%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 19,465 M
2023 2024
Price-to-earnings 32.19 20.91
Price-to-book value 2.60 2.36

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ETF Risk Stats As of 01/31/24

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.95
NASDAQ-100 0.75
MSCI EAFE 1.02
MSCI Emg. Mkts 1.02
Standard Deviation 20.70%

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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.