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Live Webcast: Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Future Mobility & Opportunities From New Transportation Technology

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When: Tuesday, March 06,
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

Live Webinar: Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Future Mobility & Opportunities From New Transportation Technology

  • The global electric vehicle market is projected to attract $2.7 trillion of total investment before 2040.1
  • The shift toward future mobility technologies is occurring rapidly. 54% of new car sales and 33% of the global car fleet are projected to be electric by 2040.2
  • Autonomous vehicles and the resulting “passenger economy” are projected to generate a cumulative $8 trillion in global service revenues by 2050.3

During the webinar we will dicuss:

  • The Future mobility ecosytem including: Electric Vehicle production, Autonomous Driving, Shared Mobility, lithium and copper production, lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing and electric infrastructure businesses.
  • China's role as the the world's largest electric vehicle market and key innovator for the sector.
  • Potential benefits of The KraneShares Electric Vehicles & Future Mobility ETF (NYSE: KARS) for portfolios.

1.) Morgan Stanley Research. “The EV Infrastructure 55: A Diversified Way to Play a Critical Enabler in the EV Theme.” Morgan Stanley. 10/17/2017
2.) Data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance as of 7/06/2017
3.) Lanctot, Roger. “Accelerating The Future: The Economic Impact of the Emerging Passenger Economy.” Strategy Analytics. June 2017.

About the Speakers

Brendan Ahern
Chief Investment Officer

Brendan is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at KraneShares where he is in charge of the firm’s research, education and investor outreach efforts. He was an early pioneer of the US exchange traded fund (ETF) industry as one of the first 20 employees of iShares by BlackRock. During his tenure at iShares he saw AUM grow from a few billion to $800 Billion.

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.

Xiaolin Chen
Dr. Xiaolin Chen
Global Head of Investment Solutions and Strategies at KraneShares

Xiaolin is a Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Strategies of KraneShares based in London. Prior to joining the firm, Xiaolin was a lead portfolio manager with J.P.Morgan Private Bank managing fund of fund portfolios comprising public market and liquid alternative assets. Xiaolin was responsible for client portfolios totaling $70 billion collectively across a range of different risk parameters. Her duties included development of investment strategy, tactical asset allocation and investment implementation.

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

Mark Schlarbaum
Mark Schlarbaum
Managing Partner – 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 23 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.