KESG

KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF

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Investment Strategy:

KESG seeks to track the MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index. The MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index aims to provide exposure to companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings relative to their sector peers. The MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index consists of large and mid-cap companies in China. In order to ensure diversification, the Index is designed to limit individual constituent weights to 10% and sector weights to 40% of its composition.

China’s ESG Highlights:

  • Chinese domestic investors and issuers are moving fast to incorporate ESG considerations in their decision making, driven by strong regulatory initiatives to promote ESG practices and disclosures.
  • China’s commitment to stricter environmental mandates and conservation efforts is necessary to achieve national goals of sustained economic growth. Consequently, China now is the world leader in total renewable energy capacity, at approximately 31% of total global capacity1.
  • China’s economic and technological transformation drives demand for a more educated workforce. In recent years, many Chinese companies in knowledge-intensive sectors have improved their talent programs, which has in turn upgraded their MSCI ESG Rating.
  • Greater inclusion of China’s capital markets internationally creates more of an incentive to align shareholder rights and governance policies with global standards, paving the way for Chinese companies to develop a more diversified shareholder structure.

KESG Features:

  • MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index inclusion criteria has a track record of effectively identifying growth companies within China’s new economy.
  • As companies with high ESG scores have proven to consistently outperform their peers in China, investors do not necessarily have to compromise returns for investing based on beliefs.
  • Benchmarked to an MSCI ESG Index: MSCI is the #1 index provider for ESG, Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), and Corporate governance indexes according to a 2018 survey of 1,300 participants conducted by SRI Connect and Extel.

1. REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR)

Daily Performance

Data as of 09/18/2020
NAV
Net Asset Value$31.21 
Daily Change 0.53%

Performance History

Cumulative %
Data as of: 08/31/2020
Fund NAV Index
1 Month6.49% 5.24%
3 Month26.83% 25.91%
6 Month27.39% 27.32%
Since Inception28.00% 28.08%
Cumulative %
Data as of quarter end: 06/30/2020
Fund NAV Index
Since Inception9.84% 10.88%

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Top 10 Holdings

Data as of 09/18/2020
Full Holdings .CSV
RankCompany Name% of Net AssetsTickerShares HeldMarket Value($)
1
ALIBABA GRP-ADR
8.9%BABA1,224333,430
2
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD
8.86%700 HK4,900331,933
3
MEITUAN DIANPING-CLASS B
8.74%3690 HK10,500327,327
4
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK-H
8.07%939 HK440,000302,037
5
WUXI BIOLOGICS CAYMAN INC
4.61%2269 HK7,000172,605
6
CHINA MERCHANTS BANK-H
3.74%3968 HK27,500139,983
7
NIO INC - ADR
3.3%NIO6,373123,700
8
CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO
2.3%2319 HK19,00086,174
9
SINO BIOPHARMACEUTICAL
2.26%1177 HK73,50084,690
10
GEELY AUTOMOBILE
2.26%175 HK41,00084,539

Holdings are subject to change.