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Live Webcast: Opportunities from China’s Environmental Renaissance

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Opportunities from China's Environmental Renaissance

  • China has grown to become the second largest economy and second largest stock market in the world.
  • China’s economic growth has come with a corresponding increase in automobile ownership, construction projects and energy consumption, particularly coal consumption; all currently at their decade highs.
  • China’s rapid economic development has impacted the environment. Levels of air and water pollution in China are now higher than those recommended by the World Health Organization.

During the webinar we will dicuss:

  • Major recent initiatives launched by the Chinese government to address pollution and China's environmental protection policy.
  • Where China stands today in terms of renewable energy capacity and goals for future green investment.
  • Index consituent selection and the MSCI Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) process.
  • The KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF (Ticker: KGRN) and the companies that may potentially benefit from positive environmental policy in China.
When: Thursday, November 30,
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

About the Speakers

brendan_ahern 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.

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 Schlarbaum Mark Schlarbaum Managing PartnerMark 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 Chen Dr. 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.