ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF
ASX Code: ROBO
ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX Code: ROBO) offers investors exposure to the robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) revolution. ROBO identifies the best-in-class robotics companies around the world.
ROBO aims to provide investors with a return that, before fees and expenses, tracks the performance of the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index. ROBO uses a full-replication strategy to track the index, meaning it holds all the shares that make up the index in proportion to their index weights.
The index comprises up to 200 global companies related to robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence in areas such as manufacturing, 3D printing, logistics and security. These are identified by ROBO Global’s strategic advisory board of experts in these fields. The index incorporates additional market capitalisation and trading volume criteria as well as the application of ROBO Global’s ESG policy.
Why consider ROBO
Exposure to the growing robotics, automation and artificial intelligence theme.
Access to the expertise of ROBO Global, a recognised leader in RAAI solutions.
Diversification into areas that are underdeveloped in the Australian market.
The ROBO Global subsectors are grouped by technology and applications.
Technology captures the critical intelligent systems that interact with the human world, including actuation, sensing, computing and integration.
Applications refer to specific and evolving areas of industry and society where this technology is deployed, including food and agriculture, 3D printing, security, healthcare, material handling, manufacturing, energy and consumer products.
ROBO is sector-agnostic, spanning many different types of businesses across multiple sectors and regions.
The ROBO index is weighted in proportion to each company ROBO score.
The ROBO score is a score between 1 to 100 that is based of the following:
- The level of revenue a company makes from robotics and automation activities
- The level of investment a company makes in robotics and automation
- The extent the company has market and technology leadership in the robotics and automation universe. A score of 50 or higher means the company is eligible for inclusion in the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index. Companies in the index are weighted according to the ROBO score divided by the sum of all constituents’ ROBO scores.
ROBO may be used as a tool to express long-term strategic or short-term tactical views on the growing trend for robotics, automation and artificial intelligence.
It can also aid portfolio diversification via investment in emerging industries that are largely not present in the Australian market.
ROBO fits in the framework of core-satellite portfolios. It allows investors who have conviction in RAAI to express their views in their portfolios.
|Date (NAV)||07 May 2021|
|Fund inception date||13 Sep 2017|
|Management Costs (% p.a.)||0.69|
|Legal Form||Managed Investment Scheme|
|Bloomberg Code||ROBO AU Equity|
|Trading hours||10:00AM – 4:00PM|
Management & Administration
|Issuer||ETFS Management (AUS) Limited|
|Custodian||JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. (Sydney Branch)|
|Registrar||Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited|
|Benchmark||ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation Index|
|Announcement date||24 Jun 2020|
|Ex-date||30 Jun 2020|
|Record date||1 Jul 2020|
|Payment date||15 Jul 2020|
|Distribution per unit |
|12-month franking level||0.00%|
|Portfolio composition file - ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF||10 May 2021|
|Factsheet ROBO||06 May 2021|
|Condensed Financial Report - For the half-year ended 31 December 2020||11 Mar 2021|
|ETFS Product Disclosure Statement||14 Feb 2021|
|Annual Financial Report - 30 June 2020||23 Sep 2020|