KraneShares Launches China Internet Covered Call ETF (Ticker: KLIP) on the New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Krane Funds Advisors, LLC (“ KraneShares ”), an asset management firm known for its China-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and innovative investment strategies, announced the launch of the KraneShares China Internet & Covered Call Strategy ETF (ticker: KLIP) on the New York Stock Exchange.
KLIP seeks to provide current income by following a “covered call” or “buy-write” strategy. KLIP buys shares of the KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (ticker: KWEB) and “writes” or “sells” corresponding call options on KWEB. KWEB is one of the world’s leading China region ETFs with more than nine years of track record and over $7.5 billion in assets under management.1 KWEB offers exposure to companies within China’s rapidly growing internet sector. Top holdings include, Alibaba, Tencent, Meituan, and JD.com.2
A covered call ETF is an exchange-traded fund that provides investors with income by writing options on stocks or ETFs. Covered call ETFs manage the options exposure for investors, which can be more economical and time efficient than buying individual stock options. Covered call ETFs can be attractive to investors seeking both income and more stable equity market returns because covered calls typically produce higher yields during periods of increasing market volatility.
Since the China internet sector has historically been more volatile than the US internet / technology sector, KLIP has the potential to provide higher yields than covered call strategies based on those markets.
“We are excited to launch KLIP and bring the significant income potential of a covered call KWEB strategy to investors,” said Jonathan Shelon, Chief Operating Officer at KraneShares and KLIP portfolio manager. “We believe combining allocations to both KWEB and KLIP can help produce an even more attractive growth and targeted income strategy. KLIP allows investors to trade performance uncertainty for more stable income.”
“We are thrilled to add a covered call strategy to our suite of China ETFs,” said Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares. “By writing covered calls on KWEB, an established ETF with a deep options market, KLIP provides investors the opportunity to generate additional income while potentially reducing volatility in their portfolio. This strategy can be a valuable tool for those looking to enhance their income and manage risk in China-focused investments.”
For additional information on the KraneShares China Internet & Covered Call Strategy ETF (ticker: KLIP), visit kraneshares.com/klip or contact your financial advisor.
About Krane Funds Advisors, LLC
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KraneShares ETFs. Our suite of China-focused ETFs provides investors with solutions to capture China’s importance as an essential element of a well-designed investment portfolio. We strive to deliver innovative first-to-market strategies developed based on our strong partnerships and deep investing knowledge. We help investors stay current on global market trends and aim to provide 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).
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By writing covered call options in return for the receipt of premiums, the Fund will give up the opportunity to benefit from potential increases in the value of the Index above the exercise prices of such options, but will continue to bear the risk of declines in the value of the Index. The premiums received from the options may not be sufficient to offset any losses sustained from the volatility of the underlying stocks over time. As a result, the risks associated with writing covered call options may be similar to the risks associated with writing put options. In addition, the Fund’s ability to sell the securities underlying the options will be limited while the options are in effect unless the Fund cancels out the option positions through the purchase of offsetting identical options prior to the expiration of the written options. As the writer of a call option, the Fund may not be able to control the time when it may be required to fulfill its obligation to the purchaser of the option; however, the terms of the FLEX options written by the Fund will make them exercisable only on their expiration date. Exchanges may suspend the trading of options in volatile markets. If trading is suspended, the Fund may be unable to write options at times that may be desirable or advantageous to do so.
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The Fund is new and does not yet have a significant number of shares outstanding. If the Fund does not grow in size, it will be at greater risk than larger funds of wider bid-ask spreads for its shares, trading at a greater premium or discount to NAV, liquidation and/or a trading halt. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. The Fund’s assets are expected to be concentrated in a sector, industry, market, or group of concentrations to the extent that the Underlying Index has such concentrations. The securities or futures in that concentration could react similarly to market developments. Thus, the Fund is subject to loss due to adverse occurrences that affect that concentration. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. KLIP is non-diversified.
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