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Mark Schlarbaum

Managing Partner – Head of Capital Markets / Portfolio Manager

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Mark Joined KraneShares in 2015 as a Managing Partner, Head of Capital Markets and Portfolio Manager. Mark has over 27 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 United States. He currently manages the firm’s ETF assets, oversees subadvisor relationships, and works closely with Market Makers and Authorized Participants to ensure best execution.

Mark 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, he 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 SMAs, the latter of which grew to over $400million AUM. Mark has seen companies grow from the ground-up both through his experience launching his own funds and also early on in his career when he worked as a senior equity trader for Pilgrim Baxter & Associates. Mark saw assets grow from $1.8 billion when he first joined to $18 billion over the 3 years he was employed there. Mark leverages the depth and breadth of his experience launching and growing hedge funds to assist the KraneShares team in developing custom-tailored investment strategies for clients in both the United States and China.

Mark attended Purdue University where he received a BA in both economics and psychology. He graduated 1992.