ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) Surpasses $2 Billion in Assets Under Management

ROBO returned 49 percent to investors in the last 12 months

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After doubling its assets in the last five months, the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (Nasdaq: ROBO) crossed the $2 billion assets under management (AUM) threshold.

ROBO, which tracks the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index, returned 49 percent to investors in the last 12 months and 76 percent since inception in fall 2013. The index, created by ROBO Global, is the first in the world to track the global robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) sector.

"Investors across the world are embracing the robotics and artificial intelligence investment theme with open arms," said Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global U.S.

ROBO Global Indices are licensed in 11 countries and trade on nine exchanges throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. Total AUM for investment products tracking the ROBO indices is $3.24 billion to date.

"Our team includes Ph.D.s deeply immersed in the fields of robotics and AI, and we have the distinction as the only index provider solely focused on the robotics revolution," Briggs said. "We believe in the growth potential of robotics and AI, and we believe that this growth opportunity is a long-term investment journey still in its infancy."

About ROBO Global

ROBO Global is the creator of the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index Series, which provides comprehensive, transparent and diversified benchmarks representing the value chain of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. ROBO Global indices are used by a variety of investment vehicles listed on multiple exchanges around the world. The index is comprised of over 80 stocks across 12 subsectors focused on the entire robotics and automation value chain. The stocks include rapidly developing companies in the global robotics and automation industry.

Based in Dallas, Texas, the firm leverages the vast expertise of its leadership team and strategic industry advisors to help investors capture the growth and return opportunities that robotics, automation, and AI presents across nearly every industry and every geography worldwide.

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*All Data Sourced from Bloomberg as of 1/8/2018

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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The risks associated with investments in Robotics and Automation Companies include, but are not limited to, small or limited markets for such securities, changes in business cycles, world economic growth, technological progress, rapid obsolescence, and government regulation. Robotics and Automation Companies, especially smaller, start-up companies, tend to be more volatile than securities of companies that do not rely heavily on technology. Rapid change to technologies that affect a company's products could have a material adverse effect on such company's operating results.

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