KraneShares Global Carbon Strategy ETF*

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Investment Strategy:

The KraneShares Global Carbon Strategy ETF (KRBN) is benchmarked to IHS Markit’s Global Carbon Index, which offers broad coverage of cap-and-trade carbon allowances by tracking the most traded carbon credit futures contracts. The index introduces a new measure for hedging risk and going long the price of carbon while supporting responsible investing.

Currently, the index covers the major European and North American cap-and-trade programs: European Union Allowances (EUA), California Carbon Allowances (CCA), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and United Kingdom Allowances (UKA).

Global Carbon Allowance Market Highlights

  • According to IHS Markit, as of December 31, 2021 the global price of carbon was $51.45 per ton of CO2. It is estimated that carbon allowance prices need to reach $147 per ton of CO2 to meet a 1.5°C global warming limit1,2
  • As of December 2021, the four largest global carbon futures markets tracked by IHS Markit’s Global Carbon Index, had an annual trading volume of $683.9 billion.1
  • In April 2019, The Financial Times reported that European carbon allowances within the European Union Emissions Trading System were the world’s top-performing commodity over the past two years.3,4
  • In 2021, China launched its carbon allowance market, expected to be the largest in the world, projected to cover ~3.3 billion CO2.4

KRBN Features

  • Going long the price of carbon may support responsible investing and incentivize pollution reduction aligned with ESG investment goals.
  • Can provide potential portfolio diversification due to the global carbon futures markets’ historically low correlation to other asset classes.1
  • KRBN may be appropriate for investors who are concerned about the increase in cost of carbon emissions on their portfolios. As the cost of carbon emissions rise, KRBN typically benefits, while companies with heavy carbon footprints typically suffer.3
  • May be a beneficiary of tightening carbon emissions regulation worldwide.

*Formerly the KraneShares Global Carbon ETF

1. IHS Markit, 12/31/2021
2. Financial Times, “Global Carbon Pricing, Too Important to Leave to Governments”, Jul 7, 2021.
3. Financial Times, April 17, 2019 “Niche asset nears mainstream as investors warm to EU carbon market”
4. Environmental Defense Fund, “China’s National ETS Open for Business”, Jan 5, 2021; World Bank State of Carbon Markets, June 2019.

Fund Details

Data as of 06/27/2022
Ticker KRBN
Primary Exchange NYSE
CUSIP 500767678
ISIN US5007676787
Net Assets $1,169,089,905
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense 0.78%
Inception Date 7/30/2020
Distribution Frequency Annual

Daily Performance

Data as of 06/27/2022
Premium Discount Chart
Net Asset Value$47.62 
Daily Change 1.29%
Market Price $46.97 
Daily Change 0.34%
30 Day Median Bid/Ask Spread

The ETF’s 30 Day Median Bid-Ask Spread is calculated by identifying the ETF’s national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Performance History

Cumulative %
Data as of: 05/31/2022
Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Month 2.96% 3.73% 2.68%
3 Month 0.78% 0.35% 0.88%
6 Month 3.66% 3.31% 3.67%
Since Inception 148.27% 147.06% 146.78%
Avg Annualized %
Data as of month end: 05/31/2022
Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 47.17% 43.64% 44.59%
Since Inception 63.99% 63.56% 63.46%
Avg Annualized %
Data as of quarter end: 03/31/2022
Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 64.71% 63.44% 65.18%
Since Inception 66.23% 66.50% 66.28%
Growth of $10,000
Data as of 06/27/2022

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

The Growth of $10,000 chart reflects an initial investment of $10,000 on the day prior to the selected time period and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. For the growth of $10,000 chart since inception, the initial investment of $10,000 is instead made on the inception date of the Fund. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted. The growth of a $10,000 investment in the fund is hypothetical and for illustration purposes only.

Carbon Allowance Futures

Data as of 06/28/2022
Name Identifier Position Current Exposure($) % NAV
European Union Allowance (EUA) 2022 Future MOZ22 Comdty 7,371 677,846,879 57.3%
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) Vintage 2022 Future CTIZ22 Comdty 9,239 272,365,720 23.02%
European Union Allowance (EUA) 2023 Future MOZ23 Comdty 649 61,635,906 5.21%
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vintage 2022 Future WQCZ22 Comdty 4,330 60,620,000 5.12%
UK Allowance (UKA) 2022 Future UKEZ2 Comdty 592 59,755,381 5.05%
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) Vintage 2023 Future LUDZ23 Comdty 1,749 55,110,990 4.66%
1,187,334,876 100%

Collateral and Currency Management

Data as of 06/28/2022
Name Identifier Position Current Exposure($) % NAV
Euro FX Futures ECU2 Curncy 5000 661,500,000 55.91%
USD Cash & Equivalents** USD 329,825,697 329,825,697 27.88%
SCHWAB SHORT-TER SCHO 1,494,950 73,327,298 6.2%
BRITISH STERLING POUND GBP 53,018,608 64,677,347 5.47%
EURO EUR 49,930,982 52,499,798 4.44%
1,181,830,139 100%

Holdings, carbon allowance futures, and collateral are subject to change.
**Includes USD cash deposits & cash in margin accounts ($991,325,697), and implied short USD exposure from Euro FX futures

Carbon Allowance Futures Breakdown

Data as of: 06/28/2022
EUA 2022 Future 57.3%
CCA 2022 Future 23.0%
EUA 2023 Future 5.2%
RGGI 2022 Future 5.1%
UKA 2022 Future 5.1%
CCA 2023 Future 4.7%

Currency Exposure

Data as of: 06/28/2022
EUR 60.4%
USD 34.1%
GBP 5.5%

Top 10 Holdings

Data as of 06/28/2022
Full Holdings .CSV
Rank Name % of Net Assets Ticker Identifier Type Shares Held Market Value($) Notional Value($)
1 Cash 57.25% Cash 677,269,026 677,269,026 0
2 EURO 22.21% Currency 249,868,837 262,723,919 0
3 SCHWAB SHORT-TER 6.20% SCHO US8085248628 Mutual Fund 1,494,950 73,327,298 0
4 BRITISH STERLING POUND 5.47% Currency 53,018,608 64,677,347 0
5 EURO 4.44% Currency 49,930,982 52,499,798 0
6 BRITISH STERLING POUND 2.33% Currency 22,612,830 27,585,369 0
7 B 07/14/22 2.11% US912796K576 Treasury Bill 25,000,000 24,989,271 0
8 CA CARBON ALLOW 21DEC22 0.00% CTIZ22 Future 9,239 0 272,365,720
9 CALCARBALLOWV2023 DEC23 0.00% LUDZ23 Future 1,749 0 55,110,990
10 ECX EMISSION DEC22 0.00% MOZ22 Future 7,371 0 677,369,069

Holdings are subject to change.