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Live Webcast: Customizing China Exposure within Emerging Market Portfolios

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When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:00am – 10:30am EST

Within emerging markets, KraneShares believes China is in a league of its own; an asset class unto itself distinguished by its market size and unparalleled growth. We believe that incorporating a strategic China investment strategy that distinguishes China from the rest of EM may help to optimize EM performance as a whole. KEMX is a great tool to enable a completion strategy around China.

Implementing a China Completion Strategy:

There are many ways to assemble a China-centric EM portfolio depending on investment goals and preferences. KraneShares has designed a suite of China-focused ETFs to help investors achieve their specific investment goals. KraneShares Emerging Market ex China ETF (ticker: KEMX), our newest ETF, can be paired with KraneShares China-focused core and thematic funds to make a strategic investment in China without duplicating exposures.

By pairing KEMX with other KraneShares China-focused funds, investors can employ the following strategies to customize their allocation to China:

  • China Core: Exposure to the full range of publicly listed Chinese companies across the Mainland, US, and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges
  • China Core-Thematic: Broad China exposure enhanced by specific sector or investment themes
  • China Thematic: Focused exposure to specific sectors or themes in China
  • China Tactical: Ability to dynamically adjust China's weighting within an Emerging Market portfolio

About the Speakers

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.

Jonathan Shelon
Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KraneShares and joined the firm in 2015. He has extensive experience in managing investment portfolios and diverse teams at leading asset management organizations. Prior to Krane, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Specialized Strategies Team at J.P. Morgan, overseeing $40 billion in AUM. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Jonathan was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for $150 billion in assets for over five million shareholders in Fidelity’s target date strategies, the Freedom Funds.

Before Fidelity, Jonathan was a quantitative consultant in the Capital Markets Research Group of Callan Associates where he developed strategic investment plans for institutional clients.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in actuarial science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.