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Singles Day and the China E-Commerce Opportunity

  • Singles Day is the largest online shopping event in the world, with sales reaching US$5.8 billion in 2013, US$9.3 billion in 2014, and US$14.3 billion in 2015 according to
  • In 2015, China’s Singles Day generated nearly double the revenue of Cyber Monday ($3.07 billion), Black Friday ($2.74 billion), and Thanksgiving Day ($1.73 billion) combined, according to Practical E-Commerce.
  • Singles Day is expanding globally, yet many investors outside of China know little about the Chinese online shopping holiday and how it is redefining online sales.
  • The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) offers diversified exposure the China Internet and E-Commerce market.

Join KraneShares' investment professionals, Brendan Ahern, Chief Investment Officer, and Xiaolin Chen, Global Head of Investment Solutions & Strategies, as they discuss: Singles Day, China's growing E-Commerce market, and how KWEB can potentially benefit from these trends.

When: Thursday, November 10,
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 at iShares 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.

Brendan’s role at KraneShares ensures he visits China frequently. He is a veracious consumer of Chinese financial news and is in regular contact with the firm’s Chinese partners. 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 but not limited to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily.

Xiaolin ChenXiaolin Chen
Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Solutions and Strategies

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.