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Live Webcast: MSCI China A-Share Inclusion Decision 2017

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MSCI China A-Share Inclusion Decision 2017

This June Mainland Chinese equites (A-shares) are again up for inclusion into MSCI’s definition of China within their Global Standard Indexes. Why is this important to global investors? MSCI indexes have $10 trillion in benchmarked assets with $1.6 trillion tracking the MSCI Emerging Markets Index alone1. The inclusion could trigger significant inflows into Mainland Chinese equities.

We believe there has been a positive change in the tone of this year's consultation released by MSCI leading up to the decision.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Regulatory changes in China
  • Improved access to the Mainland markets
  • Our interpretation of MSCI's recent China A-share consultation
  • Valuation and correlation implications of China A-shares on portfolios, with or without inclusion

Participants will include:

  • Brendan AhernChief Investment Officer
  • Mark SchlarbaumManaging Partner
  • Dr. Xiaolin ChenHead of Investment Solutions

1.) Data from MSCI as of 6/30/2016, as reported on 9/30/2016, retrieved 5/01/2017

When: Thursday, May 25,
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

About the Speakers

brendan_ahernBrendan 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.

Previously, Brendan worked at Neuberger Berman and Salomon Brothers, and was also an early pioneer of the US exchange traded fund (ETF) industry as one of the first 20 employees of iShares by BlackRock.

Within iShares, Brendan experienced the proliferation of ETFs and the growth of the ETF industry first hand. During his tenure he saw AUM grow from a few billion to $1.5 trillion. This “from the ground up" experience forged his comprehensive expertise with all aspects of the ETF industry including product development, marketing, branding, business strategy, operations, portfolio management, and trade execution.

Mark SchlarbaumMark Schlarbaum
Managing Partner

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.

Xiaolin ChenDr. Xiaolin Chen
Managing Director and Head of Investment Solutions

Prior to joining KraneShares, Xiaolin was a lead portfolio manager with JPMorgan Private Bank where she managed portfolios for high net worth individuals totaling $70 billion collectively.

Over the last ten years Xiaolin has extensive experience in both London and New York in developing and managing investment solutions to help clients meet a wide range of investment targets and objectives.

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