Internet Giants ETF Launches

June 05, 2018

O’Shares ETF Investments, the issuer headed by Kevin O’Leary, best known for his ABC “Shark Tank” fame, today launched an ETF focused on the largest, high-quality internet and ecommerce companies globally.

The O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG), listed on NYSE Arca, tracks a proprietary O’Shares index comprising 52 companies, with a total market capitalization of $4.45 trillion. The methodology looks to capture quality and growth names in the internet technology and e-commerce segments.

This is a growing area of the market other ETFs have accessed to varying degrees. Think funds such as the SPDR S&P Internet ETF (XWEB), which tracks an equal-weighted index of internet retail, software and services companies; the Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR); and the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet ETF (PNQI), to name a few. Each brings its own twist to the space.

Holdings

OGIG’s list of top portfolio holdings is a who’s who of tech and e-commerce giants, led by Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, each representing 6-6.5% of the portfolio. Securities are weighted by market capitalization modified by revenue growth, according to the issuer.

Tencent, Netflix and Microsoft are also in the top mix. OGIG is 75% allocated to information technology names, 24% to consumer discretionary and 1% to industrials.  

From a country perspective, global-in-scope OGIG is heavily tilted toward U.S. stocks, altogether representing about 54% of the portfolio. China (31%), U.K., Japan, Canada, Germany, Argentina and Australia round out the country exposure.

OGIG costs 0.48% in expense ratio, or $48 per $10,000 invested. It’s O’Shares’ sixth U.S.-listed ETF.

Contact Cinthia Murphy at [email protected]

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