NEW YORK, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Krane Funds Advisors, LLC (“KraneShares“), an asset management firm known for its global exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and innovative investment strategies, announced that award winning-portfolio manager Roger Mortimer has joined the firm to manage the KraneShares Global Carbon Transformation ETF (Ticker: KGHG). KGHG listed today on the New York Stock Exchange.
KGHG is an active ETF that aims to capture the low-carbon leaders of the future. The fund’s focus includes companies in traditionally high emitting industries proactively focused on carbon transformation. These companies with a stated commitment and demonstrated action towards decarbonization may see superior growth compared to their peers and their own histories. They may also benefit from improved ESG scoring and a revaluation.
Decarbonization is becoming increasingly important as pressure for companies to address climate change intensifies. Driven by political, strategic, and economic factors, the necessity for global carbon transformation could present one of the most disruptive and important investment opportunities of the next decade.
“The recent tragic events in Ukraine have brought the risk of energy dependency into sharp focus. We expect that the critically strategic nature of Europe’s energy crisis will result in accelerated policy implementation and capital spending in energy transition and resiliency,” said Roger Mortimer, Portfolio Manager of KGHG. “These geopolitical concerns coupled with urgent climate objectives are increasing the awareness of the value of energy transition. KGHG will invest in companies around the world that are seeking to lead the race to decarbonize.”
Luke Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy at KraneShares, explained, “The climate crisis remains one of the most significant long-term challenges facing the global community. Investing in companies with the commitment to change and lead – not just the cleanest companies today —may be one the most impactful ways to rebuild a greener, more resilient economy.”
For additional information on the KraneShares Global Carbon Transformation ETF (Ticker: KGHG), contact your financial advisor or visit kraneshares.com/KGHG.
About Krane Funds Advisors, LLC
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KraneShares ETFs. KraneShares is a premier platform that develops and delivers differentiated, high-conviction investment strategies to global investors.
Since 2013, KraneShares has become one of the leading China ETF providers. Given China’s importance in addressing the global climate challenge, our Climate Suite is a natural extension of our China focus. KraneShares strives to deliver innovative first-to-market strategies based on strong partnerships and deep investing knowledge. KraneShares helps investors stay current on global market trends and provides meaningful diversification.
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC, is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI). The firm is majority-owned by China International Capital Corporation (CICC).
About Roger Mortimer, Portfolio Manager
Roger Mortimer joined Krane Funds Advisors in 2022 to manage the KraneShares Global Carbon Transformation ETF. He brings more than 20 years of experience managing public equities and has followed climate-related themes for a similar period. He was previously a Senior Vice President of CI Global Investments, a portfolio manager at Capital Group Companies, and a Global Partner at Amvescap Plc. He has been five star rated by Morningstar in three categories, two of them global and has invested extensively in the sectors and industries that are the focus of the fund.
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Emerging markets involve heightened risk related to the same factors as well as increase volatility and lower trading volume. Fluctuations in currency of foreign countries may have an adverse effect to domestic currency values. The Fund may underperform other similar funds that do not consider conscious company/ESG guidelines when making investment decisions. The Fund is subject to the risk that governments globally could abandon or diminish their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction initiatives, which may have the effect of reducing the corporate incentives to adopt clean and low-emission energy technologies and processes, resulting in less activity in this area and potentially adversely affecting the Fund. The Fund is subject to the political, social or economic instability associated with investing internationally which may cause a decline in value. Emerging markets involve heightened risk related to the same factors as well as increase volatility and lower trading volume. Fluctuations in currency of foreign countries may have an adverse effect to domestic currency values.
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