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Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (ticker: IVOL) Surpasses $100M AUM and Named Best New US Fixed Income ETF by ETF.com

New York, N.Y., April 8, 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), has surpassed $100 million in assets under management (AUM). Additionally, IVOL was named “Best New US Fixed Income ETF” by ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF research and news.

Nancy Davis,
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Quadratic Capital Management

IVOL is an actively managed fixed income ETF, launched in May 2019 by Nancy Davis, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of 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.

The annual ETF.com awards are designed to recognize the people, companies, and products driving the ETF industry forward and delivering new value to investors. Award winners selected are chosen in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of independent ETF experts throughout the ETF industry. IVOL was in good company. The finalists were ETFs issued by Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, VanEck and, Nuveen.

“I am thrilled that ETF-industry experts recognized IVOL as the best new fixed income ETF,” said Nancy Davis, “I believe that in these times of unprecedented uncertainty and market volatility, ETF.com recognized that an allocation to IVOL might potentially benefit investors’ portfolios.”

“We are proud to partner with Nancy Davis and Quadratic Capital to provide investors with institutional-type access to options on the yield curve, through IVOL,” said Jonathan Krane, CEO of Krane Funds Advisors, LLC. “IVOL’s differentiated fixed income strategy is representative of the types of innovative, first-to-market strategies that our partners and we bring to market through our platform.”

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).