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Live Webcast: China Update: A-Share Inclusion and the Economy

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When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

China Update: A-Share Inclusion & The Economy

  • China Macro Economy: After returning 38.7% in 20171, the Chinese equity markets, as represented by the MSCI China All Shares Index, are down -26.6% YTD (10/31/18).2 Kevin Liu, a Senior Strategist at China International Capital Corporation (CICC) will provide an economic update and outlook on China.
  • MSCI A-Share Inclusion: On September 3, 2018, MSCI completed the first inclusion phase of China A-Shares within the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The full proposed inclusion weight is projected to reach 14.7% of the Emerging Markets Index.3We believe multiple inclusions could provide a sustained catalyst for the outperformance of the Mainland market.
  • China Portfolio Implementation: China’s size and representation in a portfolio can be significant, and there are many ways to assemble a China portfolio depending on goals and preferences. Some clients seek exposure with a single strategy that encompasses the full market or segment, while others combine high conviction sectors and themes. KraneShares has designed a suite of China-focused ETFs to help investors achieve their specific China-investment goals.

1.) Data from Bloomberg as of 12/31/2017. Retrieved on 11/12/2018. 2.) Data from Bloomberg as of 10/31/2018. Retrieved on 11/12/2018. 3.) MSCI, ”Consultation on Further Weight Increase of China A Shares in the MSCI Indexes”, September 2018. Retrieved on 11/12/2018.

About the Speakers

Kevin Liu
CICC Research – Equity Strategist

Mr. Liu joined China International Capital Corporation (CICC) in 2011, Mr. Liu Gang (Kevin) now  holds the title of Executive Director and works as an Equity Strategist in the research department.

From a top-down strategy approach by incorporating macro (growth and policy) and micro variables (corporate earnings and valuations etc.), his main responsibility is to provide investors with investment strategies, as well as cross-market/asset/sector allocation recommendations. His focuses include Chinese equities (i.e. A-shares, H-shares and US ADRs), as well as general global markets (such as US, EU and Japan, and major emerging markets).

Mr. Liu ranked the second in Portfolio Strategy of the 2017 Institutional Investor All-China and Mainland China Best Analysts Ranking.

Prior to CICC, He worked as a Quantitative Strategist with UBS Hong Kong. He obtained his master degrees from both Cornell University and Tsinghua University.

Brendan 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. He is a pioneer of the US ETF industry and was an early employee of iShares.

Brendan is considered a preeminent expert in global financial markets with a particular focus on China and is often sought after by leading business and financial outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily.

Brendan graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and has a Master of Science in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco.