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KraneShares launches China-focused ETF on BATS Exchange


KraneShares, a New York-based ETF company focused on providing investment exposure to the market in China, has listed the KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF on BATS Exchange.

The new ETF, which listed on Friday, 13 February, trades under the symbol KEMP and is KraneShares’ first listing on BATS Exchange.

The KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF is gross domestic product (GDP) weighted and includes China A Shares and China N Shares. KEMP will have an overweight to China (48% total weight) and India (17% total weight); a 23% and 5% higher allocation than the standard FTSE Emerging Index, respectively. KEMP’s China investment universe includes China A Shares – the best performing country equity market in 2014 – and China N Shares – Alibaba, Baidu, and others. The standard FTSE Emerging Index does not include China A Shares or N shares.

“We are honoured that KraneShares has selected BATS Exchange as its listing destination and we look forward to helping bring this innovative ETF to market,” says Brian King, Director of US Listings at BATS. “With its focus on serving global investors with ETFs for the next wave of China’s development, KraneShares provides a unique product offering and we look forward to helping them meet their goals for this new ETF.”

“The KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF is a milestone for the ETF industry as the first US ETF to offer Emerging Market and China A-Share exposure. This ETF is a potential solution to help investors increase their portfolio’s allocation to China equities and diversify their China investment exposure by including China A-Share and N-Share equities,” says Brendan Ahern, KraneShares' Chief Investment Officer. “We are excited to bring this product to market through our listing on BATS Exchange.”

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