Scientific Beta Japan ETF

Fund Summary

The Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF (SCIJ) seeks to outperform cap weighted indexes with similar volatility through a multi-factor investment strategy rooted in academic research.

Fund Objective

The Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF (SCIJ) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Scientific Beta Japan Multi-Beta Multi-Strategy Four-Factor Equal Risk Contribution (ERC) Index.


Outperformance Potential

SCIJ seeks to outperform market capitalization weighted indexes by accessing factors that have historically earned outsized returns.

Rooted in Academic Research

The methodology behind Scientific Beta was developed by the EDHEC Risk-Institute in France, a leading academic institution for applied research in finance.

Reduce Costs

SCIJ offers a low fee structure due to its passive nature, and therefore can be used to potentially reduce the costs of a portfolio consisting of more expensive actively managed strategies.

Fund Details As of 8/10/20

Key Facts

Ticker SCIJ
Inception Date 5/12/15
CUSIP 37954Y509
ISIN US37954Y5096
Bloomberg Index Ticker SBJURHMN
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Number of Holdings 231

Stats & Fees

Net Assets $2,435,032
NAV $24.35
Shares Outstanding 100,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.40%


30-Day SEC Yield 2.09%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Prices As of 8/10/20

NAV Price
Net Asset Value $24.35 Closing Price $24.54
Daily Change $0.02 0.10% Daily Change $0.11 0.45%

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month-end (7/31/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
Year-to-Date -15.31% -14.24% -15.17%
1 Month -3.47% -2.74% -3.45%
3 Months 0.11% 1.72% 0.18%
6 Months -13.74% -11.81% -13.63%
Since Inception 8.81% 9.18% 10.42%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month-end (7/31/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year -7.20% -6.13% -6.87%
3 Years -4.14% -4.21% -3.89%
5 Years 1.35% 1.36% 1.63%
Since Inception 1.63% 1.70% 1.91%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter-end (6/30/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year -4.60% -4.87% -4.24%
3 Years -2.31% -2.59% -2.04%
5 Years 2.24% 2.17% 2.53%
Since Inception 2.36% 2.28% 2.65%

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 8/10/20

Return on Equity 4.70%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 14,877 M
2019 2020
Price-to-earnings 18.44 20.60
Price-to-book value 0.98 0.96

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 8/10/20

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.58
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.41
Standard Deviation 13.50%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings

As of 8/10/20
Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
1.09 6702 JP FUJITSU LTD 6356945 131.13 202 26,487.73
1.08 9432 JP NIPPON TELEGRAPH 6641373 23.70 1,104 26,166.18
1.07 3283 JP NIPPON PROLOGIS REIT INC B98BC67 3,261.64 8 26,093.12
1.04 9504 JP CHUGOKU ELECTRIC POWER CO 6195900 12.22 2,062 25,206.01
0.94 9533 JP TOHO GAS CO LTD 6895222 44.10 521 22,977.69
0.93 4912 JP LION CORP 6518808 21.97 1,027 22,564.39
0.91 4901 JP FUJIFILM HOLDINGS CORP 6356525 45.86 481 22,059.38
0.88 9831 JP YAMADA DENKI CO LTD 6985026 4.85 4,398 21,329.94
0.86 5938 JP LIXIL GROUP CORP 6900212 14.36 1,460 20,966.58
0.84 9502 JP CHUBU ELEC POWER 6195609 11.69 1,755 20,524.08
Holdings are subject to change.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. The Japanese economy may be subject to considerable degrees of economic, political and social instability, which could have a negative impact on Japanese securities. In addition, Japan is subject to the risk of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons and tsunamis, which could negatively affect the Fund.

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. Global X NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The closing price is the Mid-Point between the Bid and Ask price as of the close of exchange. Closing price returns 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.

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 ERI Scientific Beta, nor does ERI Scientific Beta 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 ERI Scientific Beta.