Associate Board

Fellowship Program

Mark KimAnalyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mark joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Healthcare Group where he focuses on the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions for clients in the medical technology and healthcare services sectors. Mark received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Mark is also a graduate of St. Mark’s School. Mark joined Korea Finance Society in 2014 as a fellow and currently leads the KFS Fellowship Program.

Speaker Series – Women in Finance

Clara JungAssociate, Bedrock Capital
She works for Bedrock Capital, responsible in analyzing debt investments. Prior to joining Bedrock, she worked in the equity research division at Deutsche Securities in Seoul, Korea. She earned her BS in Economics from Seoul National University in 2007. Her passion and conviction to live in New York City motivated her to move to New York in 2013.

Speaker Series – Lessons Learned

Jane KimAssociate, Shenkman Capital Management
Jane Kim is an Associate at Shenkman Capital Management, covering high yield bond and leveraged loan investments in the healthcare space. Previously, she was an investment banking analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Operations & Information Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a minor in Music.


Seojin Lee, Rates & Currencies Origination Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Seojin is an Analyst on the Rates & Currencies Origination desk at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, she was an Analyst on the Global Foreign Exchange Sales desk at Nomura Securities. She received a B.A. in Economics and English Literature from Cornell University. Seojin joined Korea Finance Society in 2014 as a Fellow and helps organize and promote various KFS social/professional events.

Mentorship Dinners

Eric KimAssociate, Private Equity Group, Morgan Stanley
Eric is an Associate in the Private Equity group at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining MSPE, Eric was an Analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Capital Markets. Eric graduated from Duke University with a BS in Economics in 2013. Eric is also a graduate of Bergen County Academies.

Networking & Social

Howard LeeEquity Delta One Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Howard Lee is currently in the Equity Delta One Sales Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he started his career from the summer analyst program. Prior to that, he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Legal & Finance

James ParkAssociate General Counsel, AQR Capital Management
James Park is Associate General Counsel on the Private Funds & Managed Accounts Team at AQR Capital Management, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for assisting in structuring and growing the AQR’s institutional asset management business, including negotiating investment management agreements for separate accounts and side letters for institutional investments in AQR’s hedge funds, structuring various institutional products and counseling AQR’s Business Development department in its marketing of asset management products. Prior to AQR, James was an associate in the Investment Management Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP in New York City. James obtained his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his LL.B from Yonsei University College of Law.  James served in the Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command as a sergeant squad leader in the 7th Special Warfare Brigade between 2004 and 2006.

Chris KimAssociate, Sociate Generale
Chris is an Associate in the North American Corporate Finance team at Societe Generale, where he focuses on mergers, acquisitions and equity private placements. He joined Societe Generale in 2010 after graduating from the Stern School of Business at New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting. Chris has been actively involved in the Korea Finance Society since 2011 and recently joined its Associate Board in 2014 to support the organization’s financial and legal initiatives.


Jonathan KimClient Associate, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Jonathan Kim is the client associate focuses on investment research, portfolio development opportunities and outside investment manager due diligence for the team of Financial Advisors. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan.