ETF (UCITS compliant)

L&G ROBO Global Robotics and Automation UCITS ETF

Fund facts

Fund size*
$929.0m
Base currency
USD
Listing date
27 Oct 2014
Domicile
Ireland
Index ticker
ROBOT
Replication method
Physical - full replication

Statistics

*As at 03 Feb 2023

Fund aim

The L&G ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation UCITS ETF (the "ETF") aims to track the performance of the ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation UCITS Index (the "Index").

  • Long-term allocation

Long-term megatrend that we believe is radically transforming the way we live and work

  • High growth potential

Aims to capture the outsized growth potential of robotics, automation and enabling technologies

  • Leveraging industry expertise

An index tracking investment strategy that is supported by a team of robotics and automation experts

  • Does it promote sustainability characteristics?

The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics which are met by tracking the Index. Further information on how such characteristics are met by the Fund can be found in the Fund Supplement.

ROBO Global Robotics and Automation UCITS Index

The Index aims to track the performance of a basket of stocks of companies that are actively engaged in robotics and automation related activities.

The Index is comprised of companies which are publicly traded on various stock exchanges around the world that generate a material proportion of their revenues from the robotics and automation industry. The industry is deemed to be comprised of the following two subsectors: (1) Technology, which includes sensing, processing, computing and artificial intelligence, actuation, and integration; and (2) Applications, which includes manufacturing and industrial automation, 3D printing, logistics automation, food and agriculture, surveillance and security, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

A company is only eligible for inclusion in the Index if it is of a sufficient size (determined by reference to the total market value of its shares) and it is sufficiently "liquid" (a measure of how actively its shares are traded on a daily basis). Within the Index, companies that derive most of their revenues from robotics and automation are equally weighted and given an aggregate weighting of 40% and companies that derive only a distinct proportion of their revenues from robotics and automation are equally weighted and given an aggregate weighting of 60%.

Index data

Provider
ROBO Global®
Bloomberg code
ROBOT
Reuters code
.ROBOT
Type
Net Total Return
Website
https://www.roboglobal.com/robo-global-indices/robo-index/

Fund updates

Performance

Source: Lipper.

Performance for the USD Accumulating ETF class in USD, listed on 27 October 2014. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all ETF charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the ETF.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past. The tables and charts above shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 10 years.

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    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Dec 2022

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month-3.56-3.54
    6 months3.503.82
    Year to date-33.49-33.14
    3 years11.3612.95
    5 years15.1217.32
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-33.49-33.14
    3 years3.654.14
    5 years2.853.24
    Since launch--

    As at 31 Dec 2022

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly12.0112.21
    Year to date-33.49-33.14
    3 years11.3612.95
    5 years15.1217.32
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-33.49-33.14
    3 years3.654.14
    5 years2.853.24
    Since launch--
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    FundBenchmark
    2013--
    2014--
    2015-7.26-5.92
    201616.1517.62
    201746.0046.71
    2018-20.36-20.27
    201929.8130.28
    202044.8145.32
    202115.6216.26
    2022-33.49-33.14

    Calendar year performance (%)

    FundBenchmark
    2013--
    2014--
    2015-7.26-5.92
    201616.1517.62
    201746.0046.71
    2018-20.36-20.27
    201929.8130.28
    202044.8145.32
    202115.6216.26
    2022-33.49-33.14

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-33.493.652.85-
    Benchmark-33.144.143.24-

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-33.493.652.85-
    Benchmark-33.144.143.24-

    Performance scenario

    The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back.

    What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted.

    The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product with input from the over the last 10 years. Markets could develop very differently in the future.

    Recommended holding period (RHP): 5 yearsExample Investment $10,000

    ScenariosIf you exit after 1 yearIf you exit after RHP
    MinimumThere is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.
    Stress scenarioWhat you might get back after costs1,610.001,000.00
    Average return each year (%)-83.88-36.94
    Unfavourable scenarioWhat you might get back after costs6,920.006,920.00
    Average return each year (%)-30.81-7.10
    Moderate scenarioWhat you might get back after costs11,620.0019,140.00
    Average return each year (%)16.1513.87
    Favourable scenarioWhat you might get back after costs18,880.0030,240.00
    Average return each year (%)88.8424.77

    The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.

    Unfavourable Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.
    Moderate Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.
    Favourable Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 Dec 2022. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

    The breakdowns below relate to the Index. The ETF’s portfolio may deviate from the below.

    Sector (%)

    Information Technology42.6
    Industrials41.9
    Health Care12.7
    Consumer Discretionary1.7
    Consumer Staples1.2

    Currency (%)

    USD45.8
    JPY22.4
    EUR10.9
    TWD6.1
    CHF4.6
    GBP2.5
    SEK2.5
    CNY1.4
    CAD1.4
    Other2.4
    Top 10 constituents17.5
    Rest of Index82.6
    No. of constituents in Index80

    Top 10 constituents (%)

    Harmonic Drive Systems2.0
    Intuitive Surgical1.8
    Fanuc1.8
    IPG Photonics1.8
    Kardex Group1.8
    Azenta1.7
    Rockwell Automation1.7
    Cognex Corporation1.7
    Zebra Technologies1.6
    ServiceNow1.6

    Country (%)

    United States39.4
    Japan22.4
    Germany7.5
    Switzerland4.6
    Taiwan4.6
    Cayman Islands2.9
    Canada2.8
    United Kingdom2.5
    Sweden2.5
    Other10.9

    Investment Manager

    The Index Fund Management team comprises 25 fund managers, supported by two analysts. Management oversight is provided by the Global Head of Index Funds. The team has average industry experience of 15 years, of which seven years has been at LGIM, and is focused on achieving the equally important objectives of close tracking and maximising returns.

    LGIMIndex Fund Management Team

    Sustainability

    SFDR categorisation: Article 8Article 8: These funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics

    Environmental characteristics

    The Fund promotes the following environmental characteristics related to climate change:

    • Avoiding investments in certain fossil fuels, and
    • Support of renewable energy.
    Social characteristics

    The Fund promotes the following social characteristics relating to social norms and standards:

    • Human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption as set out in the principles of the UN Global Compact; and
    • Avoiding the financing of controversial weapons.

    The Fund promotes the above-mentioned characteristics by tracking the ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation UCITS Index (the “Index”), which is a designated reference benchmark for the purpose of attaining the environmental and social characteristics promoted by the Fund. Whilst environmental and social characteristics are promoted through the application of the sustainability-related investment strategy, investors are reminded that these environmental and social characteristics are not sustainable investment objectives.

    The Fund follows the following sustainability-related investment strategy by tracking the Index that applies:

    Battery Value-Chain Theme
    Clean Water Theme
    Clean Energy Theme
    Hydrogen Economy Theme
    Healthcare Breakthrough Theme
    Pharma Breakthrough Theme
    Green Bonds
    RAFI ESG Score
    RAFI Exclusions
    Solactive PAB Optimisation
    Solactive Exclusions
    Net Zero
    SDG Alignment
    Carbon Emissions Intensity Target
    LGIM ESG Score
    LGIM's Future World Protection List
    LGIM's Climate Impact Pledge
    Foxberry Paris Aligned
    MSCI Exclusions
    MSCI ESG Score
    JPM Exclusions
    JPM ESG Score
    Additional Exclusions
    ESG Factor Evaluation
    Decarbonisation
    LGIM Coal Policy
    LGIM Controversial Weapons
    J.P. Morgan ESG Exclusions
    J.P. Morgan ESG Score
    FTSE ESG Exclusions
    ROBO Global ESG Policy

    The Index excludes investments in companies that fail to adhere to the ROBO Global ESG Policy. Following critical observations, the Index provider excludes companies that it believes do significant harm to environmental, social, and governance objectives. Each issuer within the investment universe of the Index is evaluated for the following metrics: i) the ESG risks that companies are exposed to and the risks that their activities could result in principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors, ii) the alignment of companies with international norms and standards, including the UN Global Compact principles, iii) involvement in harmful activities such as weapons and arms, tobacco, thermal coal-related activities, unconventional and conventional oil and gas-related activities, power generation and animal testing, and iv) economic activities contributing to the theme.

    The Index Provider evaluates ESG factors using a combination of internal research, regular interaction with index member companies, as well as support from leading ESG research providers to ensure they comply with all aspects of the ROBO Global ESG Policy. The data used to construct the index is sourced from external data providers.

    Further information can be found on the ROBO Global® LLC website at: https://www.roboglobal.com/esg-policy/

    Solactive ESG Exclusions
    Solactive ESG Enhanced Exclusions
    Nasdaq ESG Exclusions
    Stoxx Exclusions
    Taxonomy

    While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR. Accordingly, it should be noted that the investments underlying the Fund do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities within the meaning of the Taxonomy Regulation.

    Sustainable Investments

    While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR.

    Principal Adverse Impacts

    The Fund considers principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and LGIM has identified a subset of the adverse sustainability indicators that are relevant to the Fund’s investments. The Fund considers principal adverse impacts, identified using the below listed sustainability indicators, through the implementation of the Fund’s ESG investment strategy.

    • PAI 4: Exposure to fossil fuel companies
    • PAI 5: Share of non-renewable energy
    • PAI 10: Companies violating UNGC/OECD
    • PAI 14: Controversial weapons

    Literature

    Shareholder notices

    2022Change date
    VAG report (German)
    31 Dec 2022
    VAG report (German)
    30 Sep 2022
    VAG report (German)
    30 Jun 2022
    VAG report (German)
    31 Mar 2022
    VAG report (German)
    31 Dec 2021
    VAG report (German)
    30 Sep 2021
    VAG report (German)
    30 Jun 2021
    VAG report (German)
    31 Mar 2021
    VAG report (German)
    31 Dec 2020
    VAG report (German)
    30 Sep 2020
    VAG report (German)
    30 Jun 2020
    VAG report (German)
    20 Apr 2020
    VAG report (German)
    31 Dec 2019
    VAG report (German)
    30 Sep 2019
    VAG report (German)
    28 Jun 2019
    VAG report (German)
    29 Mar 2019
    Legal Notice
    03 Mar 2020
    Change of Investment Manager
    14 Oct 2021
    Shareholder letter (German)
    14 Oct 2021
    Notice of AGM
    08 Dec 2022
    Notice of AGM
    15 Nov 2022
    Results of AGM
    03 Dec 2021
    Notice of AGM
    09 Nov 2021
    Results of AGM
    03 Dec 2020
    AGM notice
    05 Nov 2020
    Results of Scheme Meeting and EGM
    27 Feb 2020
    EGM notice
    04 Feb 2020
    Results of AGM
    31 Dec 2019
    Notice of AGM (German)
    08 Dec 2022
    Notice of AGM (German)
    03 Dec 2021
    AGM notice (German)
    05 Nov 2020
    Results of Scheme Meeting and EGM (German)
    27 Feb 2020
    ICSD transition announcement
    20 Apr 2020
    ICSD transition FAQs
    23 Mar 2020
    Results of Sanction Hearing
    20 Mar 2020
    Change in Management Company
    13 Mar 2020
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Dec 2022
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Sep 2022
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Jun 2022
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Mar 2022
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Dec 2021
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Sep 2021
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Jun 2021
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Mar 2021
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Dec 2020
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Sep 2020
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Jun 2020
    GroMiKV report (German)
    20 Apr 2020
    GroMiKV report (German)
    31 Dec 2019
    GroMiKV report (German)
    30 Sep 2019
    GroMiKV report (German)
    28 Jun 2019
    GroMiKV report (German)
    29 Mar 2019

    Prices

    Name
    USD Acc
    Currency
    USD
    NAV
    21.83
    Price time
    16:00 EST (NY)

    Further details

    Charges

    TER
    0.80%

    Management / administration

    Issuer
    Legal & General UCITS ETF Plc
    Depositary and Trustee
    The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Dublin Branch
    Securities regulator
    Central Bank of Ireland

    Country registration

    This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

    Listings

    Details
    Codes
    ExchangeCurrencyTickerListing dateISINBloomberg codeReuters codeTrading hours (local)
    Deutsche Börse XetraEURIROB12/01/2015IE00BMW3QX54IROB GYIROB.DE09:00 - 17:30
    London Stock ExchangeEURROBE27/10/2014IE00BMW3QX54ROBE LNROBE.L08:00 - 16:30
    London Stock ExchangeGBPROBG27/10/2014IE00BMW3QX54ROBG LNROBG.L08:00 - 16:30
    London Stock ExchangeUSDROBO27/10/2014IE00BMW3QX54ROBO LNROBO.L08:00 - 16:30
    Borsa ItalianaEURROBO12/01/2015IE00BMW3QX54ROBO IMROBO.MI09:00 - 17:30
    Euronext AmsterdamEURROBO14/06/2017IE00BMW3QX54ROBO NAROBO.AS09:00 - 17:30
    SIX Swiss ExchangeCHFROBO11/01/2016IE00BMW3QX54ROBO SWROBO.S09:00 - 17:30
    Bolsa MexicanaMXNROBO21/07/2022IE00BMW3QX54ROBO1 MMROBO1.MX09:00 - 17:30

    Key risks

    The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up. You may not get back the amount you originally invested.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    An investment in the ETF involves a significant degree of risk. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the relevant prospectus. Prospective investors should obtain their own independent accounting, tax and legal advice and should consult their own professional advisers to ascertain the suitability of the ETF as an investment.

    The value of the shares in the ETF is directly affected by increases and decreases in the value of the Index. Accordingly the value of a share in the ETF may go up or down and a shareholder may lose some or the entire amount invested.

    The ETF's ability to closely track the Index will be affected by its ability to purchase and/or sell the Index constituents and any legal or regulatory restrictions or disruptions affecting them.

    The ETF's ability to closely track the Index will also be affected by transaction costs and taxes incurred when adjusting its investment portfolio generally and/or to mirror any periodic adjustments to the constituents of the Index. There can be no certainty that ETF shares can always be bought or sold on a stock exchange or that the market price at which the ETF shares may be traded on a stock exchange will reflect the performance of the Index.

    The ETF is subject to the risk that third party service providers (such as a bank entering into swaps with the ETF or the ETF's depositary) may go bankrupt or fail to pay money due to the ETF or return property belonging to the ETF.

    As the Index includes micro, small and medium-sized publicly traded companies, the ETF is subject to the risk that such companies may be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic events and greater and more unpredictable price changes than larger companies or the stock market as a whole.

    The ETF is subject to the risks associated with technology-focused companies that are particularly vulnerable to rapid developments in technology (which may leave their products out-of-date), government regulation and competition from domestic and foreign competitors who may have lower production costs. Such companies may also have difficulties establishing and maintaining patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets relating to their products which could negatively affect their value.

    For more information, please refer to the key investor information document.

    Important information

    In the United Kingdom and outside the European Economic Area, it is issued by Legal & General Investment Management Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272. Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894 with registered office at One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA.

    In the European Economic Area, it is issued by LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS management company (pursuant to European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 352 of 2011), as amended) and as an alternative investment fund manager with “top up” permissions which enable the firm to carry out certain additional MiFID investment services (pursuant to the European Union (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 257 of 2013), as amended). Registered in Ireland with the Companies Registration Office (No. 609677). Registered Office: 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, 2, Ireland. Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C173733).

    LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited operates a branch network in the European Economic Area, which is subject to supervision by the Central Bank of Ireland. In Italy, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Commissione Nazionale per le società e la Borsa (“CONSOB”) and is registered with Banca d’Italia (no. 23978.0) with registered office at Via Uberto Visconti di Modrone, 15, 20122 Milan, (Companies’ Register no. MI - 2557936). In Germany, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”). In the Netherlands, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (“AFM“) and it is included in the register held by the AFM and registered with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 74481231. Details about the full extent of our relevant authorisations and permissions are available from us upon request.

    We are a member of the Irish Funds Association.

    All features described on this website are those current at the time of publication and may be changed in the future. Nothing on this website should be construed as advice and it is therefore not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. If in doubt about the suitability of this product, you should seek professional advice. Copies of the prospectus, key investor information document, annual and semi-annual reports & accounts are available free of charge on request or at www.lgimetf.com.

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    Source and third party data

    Source: Unless otherwise indicated all data contained on this website is sourced from Legal & General Investment Management Limited.

    Where this document contains third party data ('Third Party Data’), we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of such Third Party Data and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of such Third Party Data

    Index disclaimer

    The L&G ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation UCITS ETF (the “ETF”) is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by ROBO Global LLC or Solactive AG (the “Index Parties”), nor do the Index Parties offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation UCITS Index (the “Index”) and/or Index trademark or the Index price at any time or in any other respect. The Index is calculated and published by Solactive AG. The Index Parties use their best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of their obligations towards the Company, the Index Parties have no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the ETF. Neither publication of the Index by Solactive AG nor the licensing of the Index or Index trademark by ROBO Global LLC for the purpose of use in connection with the ETF constitutes a recommendation by the Index Parties to invest capital in the ETF nor does it in any way represent an assurance or opinion of the Index Parties with regard to any investment in the ETF.