Green Metal Miners ETF - Global X ETFs - Australia


Green Metal Miners ETF

Reasons to Consider GMTL

Support Clean Energy

Structural tailwinds which are backed by government and corporate clean energy transition initiatives.

Critical Resources Exposure

Diversified exposure to the materials sector with strategic allocations to green metals such as lithium, copper, nickel and cobalt.

Growth Potential

Surging demand for green metals and impending supply crunches are set to spark potential growth.

Product Information As of 17 Apr 2024

Inception Date 24 Oct 2022
Management Costs (% p.a.) 0.69
Currency Hedged No
Domicile Australia
Legal Form Managed Investment Scheme
SMSF Eligible Yes

NAV Information As of 17 Apr 2024

NAV/Unit (A$) 8.26480000
Currency (NAV) AUD
Shares Outstanding 350,126
AUM (A$) 2,893,719.81
NAV History File View

Product Summary

Global X Green Metal Miners ETF (GMTL) provides exposure to global companies which produce critical metals for clean energy infrastructure and technologies, including lithium, copper, nickel and cobalt.

Product Objective

Global X Green Metal Miners ETF (GMTL) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the BITA Global Green Energy Metals Index.

Trading Details

Ticker GMTL
Bloomberg Code GMTL AU Equity
ISIN AU0000233264
Trading Hours 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Management & Administration

Issuer Global X Management (AUS) Limited
Custodian The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Sydney Branch
Registrar Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited

Benchmark Information

Provider BITA GmbH

Distributions As of 28 Mar 2024

12-Month Yield 1.22%
12-Month Franking Level 0.00%
Distribution Frequency Annually
Distribution History View

Performance Table As of 17 Apr 2024

Total Return (Fund) Total Return (Benchmark) Tracking Difference Tracking Error
1 Month 7.88% 8.04% -0.16% 0.06%
3 Months 17.45% 17.82% -0.36% 0.10%
1 Year -19.69% -19.01% -0.68% 0.35%
3 Year p.a. -- -- -- --
5 Year p.a. -- -- -- --
10 Year p.a. -- -- -- --
Since Inception p.a. -11.47% -10.66% -0.81% 1.14%

Top Holdings As of 18 Apr 2024

Net Assets (%) Name SEDOL Market Price (Local) Shares Held Market Value (A$)
6.68 ZIJIN MINING-H 6725299 17.36 56,000 193,327
5.07 ALBEMARLE CORP 2046853 114.39 823 146,617
4.97 ANTOFAGASTA PLC 0045614 22.45 3,305 143,857
4.52 BOLIDEN AB BPYTZ57 348.00 2,656 130,913
4.49 NORSK HYDRO ASA B11HK39 71.34 12,901 129,990
4.27 IVANHOE MINES LT BD73C40 19.33 5,661 123,435
3.93 LUNDIN MINING CO 2866857 15.64 6,441 113,633
3.91 SUMITOMO MET MIN 6858849 5,080.00 2,200 112,543
3.67 ALUMINUM CORP-A BP3R4D3 7.45 67,800 108,452
3.55 PILBARA MINERALS B2368L5 3.84 26,451 101,572
3.54 TIANQI LITHIUM-A BD5CKH8 47.88 9,800 100,746
3.36 ALCOA CORP BYNF418 35.55 1,754 97,111
3.17 FIRST QUANTUM 2347608 14.78 5,501 91,713
3.14 CHINA NORTHERN-A BP3R370 20.40 20,800 91,105
2.75 GUANGZHOU TINC-A BD5LR63 22.99 16,200 79,966
2.69 ZHEJIANG HUAYO-A BFF5BV2 28.84 11,900 73,687
2.58 ARCADIUM LITHIUM BM9HZ11 3.76 12,768 74,768
2.49 GANFENG LITHIU-A BD5CB19 37.58 8,800 71,005
2.41 UMICORE BF44466 21.24 1,985 69,841
2.12 GEM CO LTD-A BD5CFW8 6.32 44,800 60,792
2.04 SIBANYE-STI-ADR BL8F9X9 5.42 6,987 58,978
2.00 LYNAS RARE EARTH 6121176 6.45 8,891 57,347
1.67 CHINA HONGQIAO B44ZV94 9.96 25,500 50,507
1.60 CAPSTONE COPPER BMY5XY9 9.51 4,305 46,181
1.48 IGO LTD 6439567 7.29 5,824 42,457
1.43 JIANGXI COPPER-A BP3R4R7 26.03 7,400 41,358
1.41 HUDBAY MINERALS B05BDX1 10.48 3,461 40,914
1.41 BEIJING EASPRI-A BD760M3 50.12 3,600 38,740
1.40 SANDFIRE RESOURC 6739739 9.00 4,408 39,672
1.37 CHINA RARE EAR-A BFY8HG9 29.87 6,200 39,763
1.27 MP MATERIALS COR BN15Y35 16.78 1,409 36,821
1.26 QUIMICA Y-SP ADR 2771122 46.02 507 36,337
1.25 ALUMINA LTD 6954985 1.55 23,167 35,909
1.10 SHENZHEN CAPCH-A BD5LRQ3 33.27 4,500 32,145
0.88 SHENGHE RESOUC-A BFYQHK7 10.52 11,100 25,072
0.81 SHENZHEN ZHONG-A BD5CLW0 4.85 22,600 23,534
0.80 SICHUAN YAHUA-A BD5LSZ9 10.27 10,300 22,712
0.58 JL MAG RARE-EA-A BKDQ8F5 15.41 5,120 16,940
0.57 BEIJING ZHONGK-A BD5CG69 9.48 8,000 16,284
0.48 CENTURY ALUMINUM 2186254 17.51 506 13,799
0.47 CHINA NONFERRO-A BD5CFL7 4.91 12,900 13,599
0.38 ERAMET 4017017 75.60 88 11,020
0.36 YANTAI ZHENGHA-A BD5LZH0 11.15 4,400 10,534
0.24 INNUOVO TECHNO-A BD73KR9 5.81 5,500 6,861
0.15 CHALICE MINING L B0ZGW28 1.34 3,258 4,349
0.14 GLOBAL ATOMIC CO BF11BK3 2.11 1,757 4,182
Holdings are subject to change.

Sector Breakdown As of 18 Apr 2024

Sector Weight (%)
Materials 95.7
Industrials 3.6
Information Technology 0.6
Other/Cash 0.1

Country Breakdown As of 18 Apr 2024

Country Weight (%)
China 38.8
Canada 14.5
United States 10.2
Australia 7.8
Chile 6.2
Sweden 4.5
Norway 4.5
Japan 3.9
Jersey 2.6
Belgium 2.4
South Africa 2.0
Other/Cash 2.6



  • What are green metals?

    Green metals refer to the minerals needed for the clean energy transition. According to the International Energy Agency, they are: copper, lithium, cobalt, nickel, zinc, aluminium, rare earths, and the platinum group metals. Each mineral is used extensively in the production, transmission, and storage of renewable energy.

    To give some examples, copper and aluminium are required to expand the grid, allowing the transmission of renewable electricity. Lithium, cobalt, and nickel are required for batteries. Zinc is required for galvanising steel, used in offshore wind turbines especially. And rare earth elements are required to build permanent magnet motors, which are used in electric cars.

    *IEA (2021), The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, IEA, Paris
  • Why invest in green metals?

    Green metals will be instrumental in helping worldwide efforts to fight global warming. To meet these targets, a seismic shift to renewables is starting to take place. Revenue from green metal mining and production is set to outpace coal well before 2040, according to the IEA. This owes to the volume of these commodities needed to produce cleaner power.

    • It only takes 22 kilograms of copper to make a conventional car, whereas EVs need 53 kilograms alongside other minerals such as lithium and cobalt.
    • Thermal power plants – be they coal fired or gas turbine – require 1 – 1.5 tonnes of copper for every megawatt of electricity they produce. By contrast, an offshore wind farm requires 8 tonnes to produce this output.

    As demand increases for green metals, supply will contract – effectively driving up commodity prices.

    *IEA (2021), The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, IEA, Paris
  • How does the ESG screen GMTL uses work?

    Our index provider BITA uses data from Arabesque Partners, an Anglo-German investment management and research firm, to build its ESG screen. Arabesque uses proprietary research to score companies based on their compliance with the four core principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The four principles are: human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.

    Each of the four principles are scored separately out of 100 and weighted in such a way that poor performance against any one principle results in a poor overall score (i.e., it cannot be offset by strong scores against other principles). Arabesque uses information from NGO campaigns, public news websites, industry reports, corporate disclosures and other sources to grade companies.

    Companies with overall scores below 40, which is deemed to represent a poor performance against any of the four UNGC principles, are ineligible for the index.
  • How are companies weighted within GMTL?

    Companies in the index are weighted based on market capitalisation. However, the index implements a series of caps to ensure diversification and adequate liquidity.

    As part of this, the index includes an absolute weight cap of 7% on each company. This prevents any company on index rebalance day from taking any more than 7% of the total index weight. The cap is in place to prevent any single company becoming too influential in determining index performance.

    The index also includes a cumulative weight cap, preventing companies that take more than 4.5% of the index collectively taking more than 40% of the total index weight on rebalance day. This prevents any small group of companies becoming too influential in determining performance.
    In addition to these outright weight caps, the index includes a liquidity cap. The liquidity cap prevents any company’s weight in the index being so large that, assuming a $25 million daily inflow, funds tracking the index would be required to buy more than 25% of a company’s 90-day average daily traded value.

    Where any stock exceeds these caps, its excess weight is redistributed proportionally among the rest of the uncapped securities at rebalance according to a formula. Rebalancing occurs semi-annually
  • What type of miners is GMTL exposed to?

    The index identifies companies that make the majority of their gross revenue from mining, processing or trading green metals (copper, lithium, cobalt, nickel, zinc, aluminium, rare earths, and the platinum group metals). In order to ensure diversification, the index limits each metal to having 10 miners, processers, or traders. This means, for example, that there cannot be more than 10 lithium miners or more than 10 copper miners in the index at any given time.

    As companies are required to meet a revenue purity threshold, the index favours more specialised miners. This means, for example that Rio Tinto, despite being among the world’s largest bauxite (aluminium) miners, does not feature in the index as the majority of its revenue comes from iron ore.

    Furthermore, GMTL does not intend to invest in coal miners and has employed an ESG screen to remove fossil fuel companies. This means for example that BHP, despite being one of the world’s largest copper miners, would not qualify for index inclusion presently due to its coal mining.
  • How can I use GMTL in a portfolio?

    We believe that GMTL can be used in a portfolio in three main ways.

    Firstly, it can be used to invest in the energy transition. As much of the demand growth for these metals comes from clean energy technology, these mining companies stand to benefit as the world moves away from fossil fuels.

    Second, it can be used to replace a conventional resources sector allocation in a portfolio. If investors with resource sector allocations believe that coal mining will be less prevalent in the future, or that seaborne iron ore may decline due to increased steel recycling volumes, for example, then GMTL may provide an alternative.

    Third, it can potentially be used as a way to trade the prices of copper, lithium and other energy transition metals. Mining companies share prices tend to be geared to the prices of the commodities that they mine.

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