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KraneShares registers KWEB and KBA UCITS ETF’s in Spain and Portugal


Krane Funds Advisors (KraneShares), a global asset management firm known for its China-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and China investment strategies, has registered the KraneShares CSI China Internet UCITS ETF (KWEB LN) and KraneShares MSCI China A-Share UCITS ETF (KBA LN) in Spain and Portugal. In conjunction with the funds’ registration KraneShares has entered a strategic partnership with Silcarv Consulting Limited, to provide client services and distribution to investors in Spain and Portugal.

“As investors in Spain and Portugal are breaking out China as an asset class within their portfolios, we believe KraneShares ETFs can offer differentiated exposure to China’s capital markets,” says Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares. “Through registering KWEB and KBA  UCITS ETF’s in these countries, investors can now obtain comprehensive exposure to China with localized client service from our partners at Silcarv.”


Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the KraneShares CSI China Internet UCITS ETF (KWEB LN) tracks the CSI Overseas China Internet Index, the same benchmark and strategy as KraneShares’ flagship New York Stock Exchange-listed China internet ETF. KWEB captures the investable universe of publicly traded China-based companies whose primary business are in the Internet and Internet-related sectors. Key holdings include Alibaba, Tencent, Meituan Dianping, Baidu and


Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the KraneShares MSCI China A Share UCITS ETF (KBA LN) tracks the MSCI China A Index which captures large and mid-cap equities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges (A-shares). KraneShares has managed the same strategy through a New York Stock Exchange-listed ETF since 2014. KBA US has the longest track record for an MSCI-linked China A Share ETF in the United States.


“Over the past few years we have seen increasing demand from investors in Spain and Portugal looking for a strategic passive investment in China. KraneShares has differentiated themselves through their innovative China-focused investment strategies. From our experience, we know these will be well-received by investors in Spain and Portugal,” says José Carvalhinho, Director and Founder of Silcarv Consulting.

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