AlphaShares, LLC creates indexes to guide investment in today’s growing Chinese markets.


Investment Strategies for the China Century

AlphaShares believes that US investors are, on average, greatly underexposed to China, the second-largest economy in the world. And while challenges and risks exist, China’s continued economic growth and development will continue to provide opportunities for long-term investors.

Our mission is to increase awareness, understanding and exposure to China through our thoughtful, risk-managed indexes.

AlphaShares has licensed many of its indexes to Guggenheim Investments as the basis for NYSE listed Exchange Trade Funds with the ticker symbols YAO, HAO, TAO & CQQQ.

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Our indexes have been crafted to give investors optimal exposure to the growth of China.

AlphaShares has developed and maintains a series of China indexes designed to offer investors intelligent and diversified exposure to China.

AlphaShares China Technology Index

Publicly traded Chinese companies

AlphaShares China All Cap Index

Publicly traded Chinese companies with market capitalizations above USD $500 million

AlphaShares China Volatility Index (CHIX)

Implied volatility of options on major China equity indexes, using a methodology similar to that maintained by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in its calculation of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX).

AlphaShares China Small Cap Index

Publicly traded Chinese small capitalization companies—typically those with a float-adjusted market capitalization between USD $200 million and USD $1.5 billion

AlphaShares China Real Estate Index

Publicly traded companies and REITs deriving a majority of their revenues from real estate development, management and/or ownership of property in China or the Special Administrative Regions of China such as Hong Kong and Macau.


We are team of established investment professionals with more than 100 years of experience.


Dr. Burton G. Malkiel is a member of the AlphaShares Index Committee. Dr. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton University and the author of the widely read investment book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. He has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies there from 1981–1988. He is a past appointee to the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He has served on the boards of directors of The Vanguard Group Europe, Genmab A/S and Theravance, Inc. and on the investment committees of Active Investment Advisors and the American Philosophic Society. He has served as Chairman of the New Products Committee of the American Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Investment Committee of Prudential Financial and Chairman of the Pension Fund Committee of Southern New England Telecommunications. Dr. Malkiel began his career in the investment banking department of Smith Barney & Co. He holds BA and MBA degrees from Harvard and a PhD from Princeton University.


Kevin T. Carter is a member of the AlphaShares Index Committee. He is now CEO of Big Tree Capital LLC and Founder of EMQQ. Previously, Mr. Carter was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Active Index Advisors, an investment management firm specializing in index and ETF based investment strategies. He was also the Founder and Chairman of Electronic Investing Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Carter worked as an institutional equity salesman and securities analyst for firms including Feshbach Brothers, Prudential Securities, and Robertson Stephens & Co. Mr. Carter received a BA in Economics from the University of Arizona.


Mark G. Adams is a member of the AlphaShares Index Committee. Prior to joining AlphaShares, Mr. Adams was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Active Investment Advisors, an investment management firm specializing in index and ETF based investment strategies. He was the Portfolio Manager of the Active China Strategy and Active Managed ETF Portfolios. Previously, Mr. Adams was Chief Operating Officer of investment consulting firm Barra RogersCasey. Prior to joining Barra RogersCasey, Mr. Adams worked for Barra International in Asia as Managing Director in Hong Kong and Japan overseeing research and consulting. Mr. Adams is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Paul Greenwood is a member of the AlphaShares Index Committee. He is currently the Managing Director, Global CIO, and President in North America of Pacific Current Group—a minority owner of AlphaShares—where he spearheads the firm’s growth efforts and guides its global sourcing, investment and portfolio management teams. Paul was a co-founder Northern Lights Capital Group (now Pacific Current Group). Prior to Northern Lights, Paul served as director of US Equity for Russell Investment Group, where he managed a team of more than 20 investment professionals who were responsible for all of Russell’s US equity portfolio management and research activities. Paul graduated with a BA in Finance from Washington State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Contact us to learn more about how our indexes can guide your success in the Chinese markets.

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