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-Strategy Equal Risk Contribution 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 12/14/17

Ticker SCIJ
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
CUSIP 37954Y509
ISIN US37954Y5096
Bloomberg Index Ticker SBJURHMN
Net Assets $8,150,364
Management Fee 0.38%
Annual Fund Operating Expense 0.38%
Inception Date 5/12/15
Shares Outstanding 250,000
30-Day SEC Yield 1.70%
Distribution Frequency Annually
Distribution Calendar

Fund Prices

As of 12/14/17
NAV Price
Net Asset Value $32.60 Closing Price $32.60
Daily Change $0.13 0.40% Daily Change -$0.08 -0.24%

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month end (11/30/17)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Month 2.64% 1.92% 2.65%
3 Months 7.95% 7.40% 8.01%
6 Months 12.27% 12.28% 12.41%
Since Inception 33.61% 33.84% 34.63%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month end (11/30/17)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 25.03% 23.58% 25.33%
3 Years -- -- --
5 Years -- -- --
Since Inception 12.03% 12.10% 12.34%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter end (9/30/17)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 14.67% 14.30% 15.06%
3 Years -- -- --
5 Years -- -- --
Since Inception 9.90% 10.11% 10.21%

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 12/14/17

Return on Equity 10.00%
Average Market Cap $18,697.00 M
2016 2017
Price-to-earnings 20.67 15.18
Price-to-book value 1.57 1.48

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 12/14/17

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.74
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.38
Standard Deviation 10.00%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings

As of 12/14/17
Net Assets % Name Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
1.40 LIXIL GROUP CORP 26.81 4,240 113,694.12
1.37 ASAHI KASEI CORP 12.82 8,706 111,583.67
1.32 KAJIMA CORP 10.35 10,381 107,473.88
1.25 JX HOLDINGS INC 6.19 16,441 101,850.26
1.20 KOMATSU LTD 34.06 2,872 97,820.13
1.12 MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA 21.37 4,273 91,321.74
1.12 NH FOODS LTD 24.67 3,701 91,288.59
1.10 ROHM CO LTD 102.91 874 89,941.49
1.10 NIKON CORP 20.04 4,470 89,578.60
1.08 TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORP 43.06 2,037 87,719.87
Holdings are subject to change.

Carefully consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Funds’ summary or full prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-888-GX-FUND-1 (1.888.493.8631), or by visiting Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, 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.

For the Scientific Beta Japan ETF, 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 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. Indices are unmanaged and do not include the effect of fees, expenses or sales charges. One cannot invest directly in an index.

EDHEC Risk Institute Asia Ltd. Indexes have been licensed for use by Global X Management Company, LLC. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold, or promoted by EDHEC Risk Institute Asia Ltd. nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds.

Global X Management Company, LLC serves as an advisor to the Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company, LLC.