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Brendan Ahern

Brendan Ahern

Formal First Name
Brendan

Brendan Ahern is the Chief Investment Officer of KraneShares. In this role, he leads the firm’s research and education efforts and works closely with investors on a range of subjects, including asset allocation, trading, and articulating the major influence that index providers have in the asset management industry. Ahern was also an original member of the team that launched KraneShares first ETFs. He credits his profound knowledge of the ETF landscape to his career that spans a period of tremendous growth for ETFs.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • A native of Connecticut, Ahern got his first job as a caddy at the age of 12.
  • He is considered a prominent expert in global financial markets, particularly in China which she regularly visits.
  • He actively maintains contact with an extensive local research network of investment banks, brokers, and regional and boutique research firms.
  • He aims to provide readers with an informative daily roundup of key headlines and data from China’s financial markets. 
  • He is often interviewed in Bloomberg and CNBC on matters surrounding Chinese markets. 
  • He is a frequent guest of Bloomberg Radio’s Daybreak Asia.