Mr. Kranefuss is Co-Founder of 55 Capital, an investment manager delivering dynamically managed global portfolios using ETFs. He is also Executive Chairman of Source and works with the rest of the management team to build upon the robust asset growth experienced in the business. Mr. Kranefuss remains an Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at Warburg Pincus, a position he has held since 2012, to help identify and evaluate investment opportunities in the areas of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index investing and asset management, particularly in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Mr Kranefuss was the architect and Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iShares, part of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he built the largest global ETF platform.
Mr. Kranefuss oversaw the global expansion of iShares from launch in 2000 to over $600 Billion in assets in 2010. While at BGI, Mr. Kranefuss was a member of the Executive Committee, and - in addition to running iShares - managed all of BGI's institutional indexing, money market, asset allocation, securities lending and private equity businesses, which comprised total assets of more than $1.5 Trillion. Subsequent to the acquisition of BGI by Blackrock, Mr. Kranefuss worked on post-merger integration and transition management before departing BlackRock in 2010