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China Macro Update: Digital Transformation and Structural Reforms Provide Catalysts for Post COVID-19 Growth 

September 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

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China Macro Update: Digital Transformation and Structural Reforms Provide Catalysts for Post COVID-19 Growth :
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Kevin Liu, Executive Director and Equity Strategist at CICC Research (majority owner of Krane Fund Advisors, LLC), joins Brendan Ahern and Dr. Xiaolin Chen of KraneShares to provide an outlook and discussion on China's economy and capital markets for the remainder of 2020.

Topics Include:

  • Latest earnings review of US, Hong Kong and Mainland-listed Chinese companies
  • US Election: potential outcomes and what they could mean for US-China trade
  • The supply-side has recovered in China. Will demand follow suit in 2H 2020?
  • A-Share inclusion update

About the Speakers

Kevin Liu
Executive Director

Kevin Liu joined China International Capital Corporation (CICC) in 2011 and currently holds the title of Executive Director as a Strategist in the Research Department. From a top-down strategy approach by incorporating macro (growth and policy) and micro variables (corporate earnings and valuations etc.), his main responsibility is to provide investors with investment strategies, as well as cross-market/asset/sector allocation recommendations. His focuses include Chinese equities (i.e. H-shares and US ADRs), as well as general global markets (such as US, EU and Japan, and major emerging markets).Mr. Liu ranked the second in Portfolio Strategy of the 2017 II All-China and Mainland China Best Analysts Ranking. Prior to CICC, Mr. Liu worked as a Quantitative Strategist with UBS Hong Kong. He obtained his master degrees from both Cornell University and Tsinghua University.


Brendan Ahern
Chief Investment Officer

Brendan Ahern joined KraneShares in June 2012 to head the firm’s efforts in becoming the leading provider of China-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) and Chinese investment education for US clients. Since early 2001, Brendan worked for one the largest global ETF providers where he was an original member of the business development team. His “from the ground up” experience at a global ETF provider allowed him to become intimately acquainted with all aspects of the business. His expertise spans product development, marketing, branding, business strategy, operations, portfolio management, trading, and client execution.


Dr. Xiaolin Chen
Head of International

Xiaolin is a Managing Director, 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 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.


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