KraneShares Model Portfolios: Insights in Action 

December 01, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Asset Class Specialization in Emerging Markets and China is the Key to Differentiated Returns

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KraneShares Model Portfolios: Insights in Action :
December 01, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Asset Class Specialization in Emerging Markets and China is the Key to Differentiated Returns

Using models to diversify a portfolio can be an excellent time-saving tool, and selecting a specialist to cover your portfolio's specific components may provide outperformance potential while managing the downside.

KraneShares specializes in core and thematic emerging markets and China-focused asset management. Our philosophy centers on the belief that investors should treat China as a distinct asset class. As China and many emerging market countries accelerate toward consumption-based economies, some sectors and markets are poised to benefit more than others. KraneShares' approach is designed to take advantage of market inefficiencies and extreme dislocations. We thoughtfully construct model portfolios by using rigorous, time-tested techniques meant to capture structural upside, while reducing drawdowns. This approach allows us to deliver emerging market and China portfolios with the potential for differentiated returns.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • The Mosaic Approach to Portfolio Management
  • An Overview of Emerging Market and China Models
  • Performance and Allocation Characteristics Over Time

About the Speakers

Jonathan Shelon
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. Before Fidelity, Jonathan was a quantitative consultant in the Capital Markets Research Group of Callan Associates where he developed strategic investment plans for institutional clients.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in actuarial science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

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 KraneShares, 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. Anthony began his career in investment consulting with NEPC (formerly New England Pension Consultants) and Colonial Consulting. During this time Anthony partnered with consultants on servicing institutional clients and assisting with asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio analysis. He also worked with the Chief Investment Officer on market analysis.

Anthony holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from New York University (NYU) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Anthony is a CFA charter holder.