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Live Webcast: 4th Annual Singles Day State of the Internet & E-Commerce in China & Emerging Markets Webcast

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4th Annual Singles Day State of the Internet & E-Commerce in China & Emerging Markets Webcast

  • Singles Day is the largest online shopping event in the world1
  • 2016 Singles Day sales on Alibaba alone were 2.5x that of U.S. Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, reaching 17.8 Billion, a 32% increase year over year2
  • The rapid success and growth of Singles Day underscores the enormous consumer potential of the emerging middle class, a group that may account for up to 52% of total global consumption by 2030 according to The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • In the webinar, we will discuss the history of Singles Day, the drivers of China's massive E-Commerce market and innovations across emerging market internet companies; such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, internet-of-things, drone delivery, and cloud computing. We will also discuss how the KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (Ticker: KWEB) may potentially benefit from these trends, and finally we will introduce one of our newest ETFs, the KraneShares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology ETF (Ticker: KEMQ).

1.) Frank Lavin “Singles' Day Sales Scorecard: A Day In China Now Bigger Than A Year In Brazil”, Forbes as of 11/15/2016
2.) “WHY 11.11 BLOWS AWAY BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY”, ALIZILA STAFF, Dec 6, 2016. Alibaba was 10.1% of KWEB net assets as of 9/30/2017

When: Wednesday, November 1st
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

About the Speakers

brendan_ahernBrendan Ahern
Chief Investment Officer

Brendan Ahern is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at KraneShares where he is in charge of the firm’s research, education and investor outreach efforts.

Previously, Brendan worked at Neuberger Berman and Salomon Brothers, and was also an early pioneer of the US exchange traded fund (ETF) industry as one of the first 20 employees of iShares by BlackRock.

Within iShares, Brendan experienced the proliferation of ETFs and the growth of the ETF industry first hand. During his tenure he saw AUM grow from a few billion to $1.5 trillion. This “from the ground up" experience forged his comprehensive expertise with all aspects of the ETF industry including product development, marketing, branding, business strategy, operations, portfolio management, and trade execution.

Xiaolin ChenDr. Xiaolin Chen
Head of Investment Solutions

Prior to joining KraneShares, Xiaolin was a lead portfolio manager with JPMorgan Private Bank where she managed portfolios for high net worth individuals totaling $70 billion collectively.

Over the last ten years Xiaolin has extensive experience in both London and New York in developing and managing investment solutions to help clients meet a wide range of investment targets and objectives.

Xiaolin holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both obtained from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Mark SchlarbaumMark Schlarbaum
Head of Capital Markets / Portfolio Manager

Mark joined KraneShares in October 2015 as a Managing Partner, portfolio manager and global head of trading. Mark has over 25 years of investment experience consisting of equity trading in both international and domestic markets as well as managing diversified investment portfolios for some of the largest advisory platforms in the U.S. He previously worked for T. Rowe Price for 7 years where he was responsible for trading over $40 billion of assets consisting of domestic and international equities, options and futures. In 2003, Mark left T. Rowe price to pursue his own successful entrepreneurial endeavors, which ranged from managing equity long-short portfolios to domestic small cap long-only separately managed accounts (SMAs), the latter of which grew to over $400 million AUM.