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Brendan Ahern

Chief Investment Officer



Brendan Ahern is the Chief Investment Officer of KraneShares, a suite of China and emerging market focused Exchange Traded Funds. Mr. Ahern joined KraneShares in 2013 and was an original member of the team that launched its first ETFs. He leads the firm's China research and education efforts. Mr. Ahern actively works with investors on various subjects ranging from asset allocation to trading to articulating the growing influence that index providers hold in the asset management industry. Prior experience includes over ten years with Barclays Global Investors (subsequently BlackRock), which he joined in 2001 during the iShares ETF business rollout. Mr. Ahern's career has spanned a period of tremendous growth for ETFs, contributing to his profound knowledge of the ETF and passive investment landscape. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and has a Master of Science in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco.

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