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 11/16/18

Ticker SCIJ
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
CUSIP 37954Y509
ISIN US37954Y5096
Bloomberg Index Ticker SBJURHMN
Net Assets $8,423,089
Management Fee 0.38%
Other Expenses 0.01%
Annual Fund Operating Expense 0.39%
Inception Date 5/12/15
Shares Outstanding 300,000
30-Day SEC Yield 1.96%
Distribution Frequency Annually
Distribution Calendar

Fund Prices

As of 11/16/18
NAV Price
Net Asset Value $28.08 Closing Price $28.09
Daily Change $0.02 0.09% Daily Change $0.08 0.29%

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month end (10/31/18)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Month -9.14% -9.72% -9.14%
3 Months -6.35% -7.25% -6.27%
6 Months -11.19% -11.92% -11.00%
Since Inception 20.95% 20.23% 22.11%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month end (10/31/18)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year -7.09% -8.44% -6.89%
3 Years 6.38% 6.43% 6.66%
5 Years -- -- --
Since Inception 5.64% 5.46% 5.92%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter end (9/30/18)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 6.27% 5.85% 6.55%
3 Years 12.66% 12.34% 12.98%
5 Years -- -- --
Since Inception 8.82% 8.83% 9.12%

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 11/15/18

Return on Equity 10.30%
Average Market Cap $18,936.00 M
2017 2018
Price-to-earnings 13.87 12.76
Price-to-book value 1.36 1.27

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 11/15/18

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.62
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.41
Standard Deviation 9.00%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings

As of 11/16/18
Net Assets % Name Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
1.54 MITSUBISHI CORP 26.76 4,832 129,327.25
1.30 MITSUI & CO LTD 15.87 6,883 109,221.54
1.07 IDEMITSU KOSAN CO LTD 38.02 2,378 90,411.84
1.03 INPEX CORP 11.20 7,768 86,984.25
0.96 TORAY INDUSTRIES INC 7.95 10,200 81,095.58
0.96 JX HOLDINGS INC 6.07 13,341 80,943.40
0.91 TAISHO PHARMACEUTICAL HOL 108.74 704 76,554.97
0.86 RICOH CO LTD 10.10 7,136 72,096.78
0.84 NIKON CORP 16.05 4,430 71,101.43
0.82 MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORP 6.48 10,613 68,756.17
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. 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 nor Global X is affiliated with ERI Scientific Beta.