Brendan Ahern
Chief Investment Officer

Brendan Ahern is the Chief Investment Officer of KraneShares, a suite of China-focused exchange-traded funds. Brendan joined KraneShares in 2013 where he leads the firm’s China research, product and education efforts. He actively works with investors on a variety of subjects ranging from asset allocation to trading to articulating the growing influence that index providers hold in the asset management industry. He produces a daily update called China Last Night (, which also appears as a column on Prior experience includes over ten years with Barclays Global Investors (subsequently BlackRock’s iShares), which he joined in 2001 during the rollout of their ETF business.

Brendan graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and has a Master of Science in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco.

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