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eSports with Roundhill Investments CEO Will Hershey

7investing lead advisor Austin Lieberman interviews Roundhill Investments CEO Will Hershey about the growing opportunity for eSports and online gaming.

May 21, 2020 – By Simon Erickson

During this episode, Advisor Austin Lieberman interviews Will Hershey the Co-Founder and CEO of Roundhill Investments.  Roundhill created the NERD ETF which is composed of gaming and digital entertainment companies.

If you’re interested in the world of gaming, eSports, or digital entertainment in general and how investors can get exposure to those trends then you’re going to love our discussion Roundhill is an innovator in the investment industry and they’re creating ways people can get exposure to what I view as being some of the most important trends of the future.

Topics Discussed:
  • Introduction to Will Hershey Co-Founder & CEO of Roundhill Investments
  • How Roundhill is putting off differentiated products to help long-term investors get exposure to innovative industries
  • How Roundhill focused on serving a different subset of investors
  • Discussion on the NERD index and ETF
  • The difference between indexes and ETFs
  • How Roundhill thinks about identifying companies with the most exposure to digital entertainment, gaming, and eSports.
The themes that make up the NERD index
  • Game Creators
  • Media Companies
  • Broad-Based
  • Hardware
A look at a few recent results from companies in the NERD ETF
  • Sea Limited (SE)
  • Huya (HUYA)
  • Take Two Interactive (TTWO)

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Companies mentioned in this podcast include: $SE, $HUYA, and $TTWO. The 7investing team and its podcast guests may have active positions in one of more of these companies.

This podcast was originally recorded on May 21, 2020 and was first published on May 21, 2020.

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