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Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL) Celebrates 1-Year Track Record After Being Awarded “Best New US Fixed Income Fund of 2019” by ETF.com

New York, N.Y., May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Krane Funds Advisors, LLC, the investment manager for KFA Funds and KraneShares ETFs, today announced that the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL), is celebrating its 1-year anniversary.

In April, IVOL was awarded “Best New US Fixed Income Fund of 2019” by ETF.com, beating fixed income ETFs issued by BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Van Eck and, Nuveen. Additionally, Bloomberg Intelligence cited IVOL for its efforts to “democratize hedge funds by putting hedge-fund-caliber strategies into a wrapper with lower costs and better tax efficiency.”1

IVOL is an actively managed ESG fixed-income ETF, launched by Quadratic Capital. IVOL seeks to hedge relative interest rate movements, whether these movements arise from falling short-term interest rates or rising long-term interest rates, and to benefit from market stress when fixed-income volatility increases while providing the potential for enhanced inflation-protected income.

“IVOL may help investors who are looking for diversification in their portfolios,” said Nancy Davis, the Chief Investment Officer of Quadratic Capital and portfolio manager for IVOL. “IVOL has had very low correlations with common asset classes. More importantly, the correlation data tells us that, since inception IVOL has done well on days that stock and bond prices fell.”

For more information about the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL), visit ivoletf.com.  

About Quadratic Capital

Quadratic Capital Management LLC is an asset management firm founded in 2013 by Nancy Davis and based in Greenwich, CT. Ms. Davis is the portfolio manager for The Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL).
Ms. Davis began her career at Goldman Sachs, where she spent ten years, the last seven with the proprietary trading group where she became Head of Credit, Derivatives and OTC Trading.  Prior to starting Quadratic Capital, she served as a portfolio manager at Highbridge Capital Management where she managed $500 of capital in a derivatives-only portfolio. She later served in a senior executive role at Alliance Bernstein.

Ms. Davis has been the recipient of numerous industry recognitions, including being named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in US Finance” by Barron’s.

About KFA Funds

Founded in 2012, Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KFA Funds and KraneShares ETFs. We believe that investors should have cost-effective and transparent tools for attaining exposure to a wide variety of asset classes.
The KFA Funds product suite delivers differentiated, high-conviction investment strategies to global investors. We are passionate about identifying groundbreaking capital market opportunities and developing them into investment vehicles that offer a source of non-traditional diversification to our clients.
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is majority owned by China International Capital Corporation (CICC).