Krane Model Portfolios

We construct differentiated core, strategic, and thematic model portfolios within Global, Emerging Markets, and China. With China playing a more critical role in the global economy, we believe that investors can benefit from allocating to China as a distinct asset class.

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China as an Asset Class

An Overview of KraneShares Model Portfolios

Jonathan Shelon, Chief Operating Officer at KraneShares, gives an introduction to Krane Model Portfolios and explores investing in China as an asset class.

Investment Philosophy

We construct differentiated core, strategic, and thematic model portfolios within Global, Emerging, and Chinese markets. With China playing a more critical role in the global economy, we seek to provide strategies that capture China’s importance as an essential element of a well-designed investment portfolio.

Expertise and Market Insights

Krane Model Portfolios are focused on Emerging Markets and China. Our investment team has decades of experience investing in international markets, which we utilize to build model portfolios that are distinct and representative of the opportunity set available in China and Emerging Markets. We help investors stay up to date on global market trends and aim to provide meaningful diversification.

Investment Team

Jonathan Shelon, CFA

Jonathan Shelon, CFA

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan is the Chief Operating Officer at KraneShares and joined the firm in 2015. He has extensive experience in managing investment portfolios and diverse teams at leading asset management organizations. Prior to Krane, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Specialized Strategies Team at J.P. Morgan, overseeing $40 billion in AUM. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Jonathan was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for $150 billion in assets for over five million shareholders in Fidelity’s target date strategies, the Freedom Funds.

Anthony Sassine, CFA

Anthony Sassine, CFA

Senior Investment Strategist

Anthony Sassine joined KraneShares in 2019 as a Senior Investment Strategist. Anthony is responsible for conducting research on China’s capital markets, supporting clients and advising on asset allocation and model portfolios. Prior to joining Krane, Anthony spent eight years at Van Eck and Pinebridge as a product strategist focusing on emerging markets equity and debt. At Van Eck, Anthony oversaw the growth of the firm’s emerging markets active business and helped grow the emerging markets equity fund from $250 million to $3 billion. His responsibilities included asset class research, competitive analysis, portfolio analysis and advising clients on building emerging markets exposures.

Kevin Orr

Kevin Orr

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Kevin Orr has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry with extensive global business development and product development expertise. Prior to joining Krane Fund Advisors in October 2021, Mr. Orr co-headed Sales & Marketing for 3D/L Capital Management. From 1991 to 2007 he was with Putnam Investments where he served in senior business and product development roles, including Managing Director of New and Alternative Product Development and Managing Director of International Product Development and Management. Mr. Orr also served as Managing Director of Business Development and Investment Services at PanAgora Asset Management, overseeing global product and business strategy for the quantitative investment firm.

Ruobing (“Robin”) Zheng

Ruobing (“Robin”) Zheng

Quantitative Research Analyst

Robin Zheng joined KraneShares in February 2022 as a Quantitative Research Analyst. Robin is responsible for conducting quantitative research and analysis on model portfolios, supporting clients, and providing portfolio analysis. Robin previously worked for Citigroup, Treasury department, where she developed dynamic hedging models and supported other modeling initiatives. Robin also spent 3 years at HSBC as a quantitative analyst working with model developers on the trading desk, validating models, and creating automation tools. Robin received a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

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