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KraneShares plots German ETF expansion

The group has its seven-strong ETF range on the Deutsche Boerse

Theo Andrew

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KraneShares has brought its ETF range to Germany after listing its seven-strong ETF range on the Deutsche Boerse.

The ETF issuer will look to target German investors following the move, Europe’s largest ETF market and one tipped for stellar growth over the next few years.

Included in the expansion is the firm's flagship $413m KraneShares CSI China Internet UCITS ETF (KWEB), which is also listed on the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam and Borsa Italiana.

The only ETF not to be listed in Germany is the KraneShares Bloomberg China Bond inclusion UCITS ETF (KBND).

The six ETFs are:

The listings also includes the recently launched KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology Index UCITS ETF (KGRN).

According to a survey conducted by BlackRock and YouGov, Germany is forecasted to see the strongest growth in absolute terms in Europe, with two million new ETF investors expected over the next 12 months, a growth rate of 22%.

The growth of retail investors using ETFs in Germany has skyrocketed in recent years amid the rise of online distribution platforms such as Scalable Capital and Trade Republic and the increasing popularity of ETF savings plans.

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