NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced that the Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ), has crossed the $100 million in assets under management threshold. The fund launched on September 12, 2016 and tracks the Indxx Global Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic Index.
According to data from ETF.com as of 5/30/2017, BOTZ became just one of 23 ETPs launched since 2016 to have amassed over $100 million in assets, a significant milestone for newly launched ETPs. The fund offers investors access to the burgeoning robotics and AI technologies that are rapidly being applied in a variety of sectors. The robotics industry is expected to grow 10% per year, eclipsing $80 billion in market size by 2020; the AI market is expected to reach $5.1 billion by 2020, from just $420 million in 2014.1,2 Robotics and AI are revolutionizing cars, finance, militaries, and even surgeries and home health aid for the world's aging populations.
"Robotics and artificial intelligence technologies are being applied in a broad range of sectors as corporations seek to improve productivity and address shrinking workforces in developed countries," said Jay Jacobs, director of research at Global X. "We're currently in the beginning stages of a multi-decade shift in the way that we utilize and interact with these innovative technologies. In bringing BOTZ to market, we sought to offer investors an avenue to efficiently access this enormous global phenomenon as it plays out over time."
BOTZ holds a basket of companies that stand to potentially benefit from the increased adoption of robotics and artificial intelligence, eschewing traditional sector classifications. As of 3/31/2017, the fund has a global focus with more than 75% of its exposure coming from outside of the US. BOTZ is one of five funds in the Technology subcategory of Global X's Thematic suite of ETFs.
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1 Robotics Technology Market by Type and Application, Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast. 2014-2020 Report.
2 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market by Technology, Application & Geography. Global Forecast to 2020 Report.