ESG Investing in China – An Overview of KESG, KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF

China’s economy is moving from manufacturing to services. Typically, companies aligned with the “New China” economy experience greater growth than companies from China’s legacy sectors.

With the launch of KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF (Ticker: KESG) in February, investors are now able to invest in more socially responsible businesses while capturing companies that are aligned with China’s future growth trajectory.

Tracking the MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index, a capitalization weighted index that provides exposure to companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance ratings relative to their sector peers, KESG’s Index consists of large and mid-cap companies domiciled in China.

In this webinar Xiaolin Chen of KraneShares and Saurabh Katiyar, Executive Director of Index Solutions Research at MSCI will provide insights on:

  • Macro China policy
  • An overview of KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF (Ticker: KESG)
  • The structure of the MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index

Speaker Bios

Xiaolin Chen
Head of International

Xiaolin is Head of International of KraneShares based out of the United Kingdom. Xiaolin oversees investment solutions and strategy efforts and manages the firm’s business outside of the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Xiaolin was a lead portfolio manager with J.P.Morgan Private Bank managing fund of fund portfolios comprising public market and liquid alternative assets. Xiaolin was responsible for client portfolios totaling $70 billion collectively across a range of different risk parameters. Her duties included the development of investment strategy, tactical asset allocation, and investment implementation.

Xiaolin has extensive experience in both London and New York developing and managing investment solutions to help clients meet a wide range of investment targets and objectives. She has covered clients across EMEA, Asia and the United States and has in-depth onshore and offshore multi-asset investment solution knowledge.

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

Saurabh Katiyar, Executive Director of Index Solutions Research at MSCI

Saurabh works with clients offering research insights and thought leadership on global investing and asset allocation issues. He is responsible for research to support new and existing indexes and risk models, including factor, ESG, and economic exposure indexes.

Prior to MSCI, Saurabh was working for Nomura as a Vice President in the Quantitative Equity Strategy team.  In this role, he was responsible for carrying out thematic research and financial modeling to generate investment ideas and recommend factor allocation with a view on the macro environment.

Saurabh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is also a CFA charter holder.