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.

KESG has been classified as an Article 8 investment under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

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:

  • Benchmarked to an MSCI ESG Index: MSCI has over 40 years of experience measuring and modelling ESG performance of companies and was voted 'Best Firm for SRI research' for the last four years2
  • 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.

1. REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR)
2. Data from MSCI as of 12/20/2021


Data as of 24/Jan/2022
Exchange Ticker Currency Listing Date SEDOL ISIN
London Stock Exchange KESG LN USD 04/Feb/2020 BJVRFQ3 IE00BKPT4N29

Daily Performance

Data as of 24/Jan/2022
Net Asset Value$32.97 
Daily Change -1.72%

Performance History

Cumulative %
Data as of: 31/Dec/2021
Fund NAV Index
1 Month-4.08% -4.10%
3 Month-6.47% -6.28%
6 Month-21.78% -21.47%
Since Inception30.76% 33.58%
Avg Annualized %
Data as of quarter end: 31/Dec/2021
Fund NAV Index
1 Year-12.12% -11.64%
Since Inception15.09% 16.37%

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 24/Jan/2022
Full Holdings .CSV
Rank Name % of Net Assets Ticker Identifier Shares Held Market Value($)
1 TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 9.28% 700 KYG875721634 44,100 2,660,333
2 MEITUAN-CLASS B 8.54% 3690 KYG596691041 81,900 2,449,267
3 CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK-H 7.82% 939 CNE1000002H1 2,939,000 2,242,618
4 ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 7.31% 9988 KYG017191142 137,124 2,097,947
5 PING AN-H 5.01% 2318 CNE1000003X6 171,000 1,437,722
6 WUXI BIOLOGICS CAYMAN INC 3.81% 2269 KYG970081173 97,000 1,092,177
7 CHINA MERCHANTS BANK-H 3.64% 3968 CNE1000002M1 120,000 1,044,383
8 NIO INC - ADR 3.15% NIO US62914V1061 36,309 903,005
9 BYD CO LTD-H 2.71% 1211 CNE100000296 24,000 777,545
10 LI NING CO LTD 2.44% 2331 KYG5496K1242 68,500 699,123

Holdings are subject to change.