Teddy Won is a senior trader for US Investment Grade credit products at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining GSAM, Teddy held portfolio management responsibilities over European credit products at Hutchin Hill Capital with an emphasis on high yield and financials for 7 years. Teddy began his career on the sell-side at Goldman Sachs, with a background in credit research and credit trading.
Teddy graduated from the Stern School of Business at New York University with a BS in Finance in 2004. Teddy is also a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and speaks fluent Korean.
Hoon Kim is the Head of Equity Portfolio Management and Senior Researcher in the Global Stock Selection team. He is responsible for day-to-day portfolio management decisions for equity hedge fund strategies and long-only equity strategies. Hoon has contributed to the advancement in various areas of investment strategies and processes, including alpha signal research, portfolio construction, performance attribution and portfolio analytics. Prior to joining AQR in 2005, Hoon worked for Mellon Capital Management in San Francisco where he was the Head of Quantitative Equity Research.
Hoon earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University in South Korea. He earned MBA and Ph.D. in Business/Accounting from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a CPA (in Korea) and a CFA charterholder. Hoon is a founding member and served as the first president of Korea Finance Society (KFS) whose mission is to promote the global influence of Koreans in finance through networking, education and mentoring.
Eun S. Cho works in asset management as a Portfolio Manager with Victory Capital Management Inc., an asset management firm with over $50 billion under management. Mr. Cho focuses on non-US small to mid-cap companies with focus on Emerging Markets . Prior to joining Victory, Mr. Cho worked as an analyst at Franklin Global Advisors where he specialized in Asia-Pacific small cap companies. Mr. Cho studied at both Columbia University, where he received a B.S. degree in Operations Research, and Jacksonville University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics. Mr. Cho has sits on the Board of Directors for Korean American Community Foundation and Beyond the Boroughs, an organization providing scholarships to students. In addition, Mr. Cho served as a Board member of the Columbia Engineering Development Council at Columbia University.
Kyung-Ah Park is a managing director and the head of Environmental Markets at Goldman Sachs. In that capacity, she oversees and supports the global environmental initiatives of Goldman Sachs including environmental risk management and works closely with the businesses on environmental market opportunities. She also heads the Center for Environmental Markets, which partners with corporates, ongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions to facilitate research and develop pilot projects that inform public policy and further market-based solutions to environmental issues. Kyung-Ah serves on the Firmwide Physical Commodity Review Committee. Previously, she was a vice president in the Industrials Group in the Investment Banking Division and an executive director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC. Kyung-Ah joined Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in New York. Prior to joining the firm, Kyung-Ah worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Seoul, Korea, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kyung-Ah earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Kyung-Ah serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of NYC.
David Han is a Senior Managing Director of One Equity Partners where he is a member of the Investment Committee, the Operating Committee and the Valuation Committee. Mr. Han has led OEP’s investments in Pirelli Tyre, OCI, Columbian Chemicals, Sonneborn, Celltrion Healthcare and PeroxyChem. He currently serves on the Boards of Sonneborn and Celltrion Healthcare and is Chairman of PeroxyChem and previously served on the Boards of Columbian Chemicals, OCI and Pirelli Tyre. Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Han spent 18 years as a Mergers and Acquisitions banker on Wall Street. He began his investment banking career as an associate at Lehman Brothers and was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Managing Director at Smith Barney, Managing Director at Greenhill, and Managing Director at CSFB. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Irene Hong Edwards has over 15 years of experience in alternative investments as an investor, LP and investor relations and business development professional for leading alternative investment firms with a successful track record raising capital for private equity and credit funds.
John Ahn brings more than 30 years of experience in capital markets and financial advisory services. He currently is President of Great American Capital Partners, a middle market direct lending fund and wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial (ticker “RILY”). Previously, he was President and Head of Investment Banking at B. Riley & Company, a full-service investment banking firm that provides corporate finance, research, sales and trading services, and asset management to corporate and institutional clients, also a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial. Prior to B. Riley, Mr. Ahn held numerous leadership positions in the investment banking and sales and trading sectors. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Hanmi Bank. Hanmi Bank serves multi-ethnic communities through its network of 41 full-service branches and is publicly traded (ticker “HAFC”). Mr. Ahn graduated with a BA in Economics from Williams College.
John Moon is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Moon Capital. John has been running a similar global long/short equity strategy since 1997, first at his own firm, Moon Capital Partners (managing the Pacific Moon Fund), and then at Oaktree Capital Management (managing Oaktree’s Emerging Markets Funds from inception in 1998 to March 2005). At the time, John was the youngest principal ever at Oaktree Capital Management. Previously, John spent three and a half years with Ardsley Partners as one of three individuals assisting in managing Ardsley’s international hedge fund. Prior to Ardsley, John served in his family’s business operations in the acquisition and management of private companies. He received a B.A. degree in Economics from Harvard College and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.
Judy Hong is the senior analyst covering the Beverage and Tobacco sectors in the Consumer Products and Retail team within Global vestment Research (GIR). She has been ranked in industry surveys such as Institutional Investor, Starmine and The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street.” She also serves as the sponsor of the GIR Asian Professionals Network. Judy joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 and was named managing director in 2013.
Prior to joining the firm, Judy worked at an asset management firm as a buy-side analyst. Judy serves as the treasurer of BottomlessCloset, a nonprofit organization established to meet the needs of New York City women in transition from unemployment to work. Judy earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Communications from Cornell University.
Karen Choi is a fixed income investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for utilities, regional banks and finance companies. She has 18 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 9 years. Prior to joining Capital, she was a senior vice-president and fixed income analyst with Alliance Bernstein and before that she was with Prudential Financial. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Wellesley College. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Karen is based in New York. Karen and her husband, Sam, have four daughters.
Katherine Park is a relationship manager within the Client Relationship Management & Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she was head of Corporate Access in the Americas. Prior to that, she managed private capital raising for fund managers for the Alternative Capital Raising Group from 2009 to 2011. Kathy was a member of the Hedge Fund Industry Group from 2007 to 2009. From 2005 to 2007, she covered financial institutions in the Americas Financing Group. Earlier in her career, Kathy was an analyst in the Debt Capital Markets New Products Group and in the Risk Markets Group. Kathy first joined Goldman Sachs in 1997, left the firm in 2000 and returned in 2005. She was named managing director in 2010.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Kathy was a brand manager at L’Oreal Paris and a consultant at Bain & Company. Kathy serves as the Governance Committee Chair of the board of Susan G. Komen Greater New York City. Kathy earned a BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lanhee Yung is the Managing Director of Global Fundraising in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group. In this role, she is responsible for raising capital globally on behalf of the Firm’s private investment funds and co-investments, including real estate, energy infrastructure and hedge funds.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2010, Ms. Yung was Head of Investor Relations & Fundraising for the CIM Group, where she raised private equity real estate and infrastructure funds. Before that, Ms. Yung was an Associate Director, Real Estate Private Equity Fundraising at UBS, sourcing equity from U.S. and European investors. She was previously with GLA Hotels, where she focused on business development and strategy. She started her career at Merrill Lynch as an Analyst and Associate in the firm’s investment bank.
Ms. Yung graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned her MBA from ESSEC/Cornell University. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), as Director of Programs and was Founder of Young AFIRE, the Cornell University Hotel Society Board, the Advisory Board of the Cornell University Center for Real Estate Finance, the Luminaires, the Pension Real Estates Association (PREA) Reporting and Valuation Committee, the PREA Young Leaders Steering Committee, PREA Women’s Tea Founder and the Board of Women in Real Estate.
Melissa Ko is the Managing Member of Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC and serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund. Previously, she served as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co., where she founded the Fund in 2005. Melissa Ko has an extensive history as an Emerging Markets trader and investor going back to the early 1990s. Before joining Bear Stearns in 2002, she was a Partner at Blue Border Partners, an Emerging Markets Hedge Fund, from 2000 to 2002. Prior to joining Blue Border, Melissa was a Director with Deutsche Bank in charge of Emerging Markets Currencies Proprietary Trading and was the Head of the Latin American Currency Desk at Bankers Trust. Prior to her tenure at Bankers Trust, Melissa held trading positions at Citibank and Abn-Amro. Melissa received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and also serves on the board at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Michael Choo is a Principal of FRC Advisors LLC, a privately-held investment firm focusing on distressed investments and special situations. Prior to founding FRC Advisors, Mr. Choo was with Atticus Capital, and previously with W.L. Ross & Co. and Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations investing group. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Choo serves on the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and was previously a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Mr. Choo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Phil Kim joined KKR in 2012 and is a Principal within both its Global Risk Strategies Team & KKR Capital Markets. Mr. Kim is responsible for managing the firm’s interest rate and foreign exchange exposure across its balance sheet, private market funds and portfolio companies. In addition, he works closely with the firm’s Portfolio Management Committee and Balance Sheet Committee as it relates to portfolio risk allocation. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Kim was with Morgan Stanley in its corporate derivatives group. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University.
Rich Park is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he is primarily focused on the private equity industry, advising several of the largest alternative asset managers globally across their equity and credit investments. His primary areas of focus are leveraged buyouts and structured credit investments. In addition, Rich is actively involved in several philanthropies including Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Cycle for Survival and currently serves on the Board of the Korean American Community Foundation. Rich is a long time New York resident and resides in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Sang Lee is a Senior Vice President in the External Managers Department (EMD) of GIC in New York and he heads the equities team in EMD. For the first seven years since joining GIC in 2006, Sang covered industrials and healthcare as an equity analyst/PM. He transitioned over to EMD in late 2013 and has been covering a wide range of equity managers, both long-only and long/short.
Sang has an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) (2006) and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago (1997). Prior to business school, he worked at TPG Asia doing private equity transactions and prior to that, he worked at Lazard (M&A investment banking) and Jones Lang LaSalle (real estate investing).
Tony W. Lee is a co-founder and Managing Partner of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to founding One Rock, Mr. Lee was a Managing Director at Ripplewood Holdings. Mr. Lee joined Ripplewood in 1997 and was responsible for Ripplewood’s efforts in the global chemicals and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Ripplewood in 1997, Mr. Lee worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Salomon Brothers in New York.
Mr. Lee earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard College and serves on the Board of the Fencers Club. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Walter Jin is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Three Fields Capital and Pacific Healthcare Management, which were established in 2009 and 2012 and based in California. Three Fields Capital is an investment company that provides growth equity and venture capital to healthcare businesses through an evergreen fund with family offices and high net worth individuals. Pacific Healthcare Management is an operating company that provides outsourcing services and solutions to hospitals and health systems, including clinical laboratories, biomedical clinical engineering, revenue cycle management, real estate construction management and IP technology transfer.
Mr. Jin’s career in healthcare has spanned over 20 years of investment and operational experience with a track record of investing over $4 billion in more than 60 portfolio companies with only one loss. The majority of his career has been with The Carlyle Group, which grew from $300 million to over $80 billion in assets under management during his tenure. Mr. Jin was the co-founder of the Healthcare Group where he invested primarily out of the U.S. buyout funds including Carlyle Partners II, III, IV and V. Mr. Jin also worked as a healthcare Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital and started his career with Salomon Brothers as an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
Mr. Jin is a graduate of Harvard University with a magna cum laude degree in Economics. He currently serves as an executive in residence, advisor and board member to Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Armstrong Institute. Mr. Jin also serves as an Innovation Fellows Technical Advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Young Kwon heads Atalaya’s commercial real estate efforts in equity, debt, and CRE structured products, including CMBS. Prior to Atalaya, Mr. Kwon spent seven years at Apollo Global Management as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, with a focus on CMBS trading and investing, as well as consumer ABS. Mr. Kwon had additional responsibilities related to real estate, including investing in first mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and equity. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Kwon was Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he managed the $6.5 billion Mortgage Private Placement Fund and was a member of the Investment Committee in the U.S. Fixed Income Group. Mr. Kwon has also worked for Nippon Life Insurance of Japan, Morgan Stanley, and began his career at Battle Fowler, LLP. Mr. Kwon holds a B.A. in political science and economics from the State University of New York Stony Brook, where he was an intercollegiate tennis and squash player. Mr. Kwon earned a J.D. from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
Hoyon Hwang is the co-founder and managing partner at Tiger Pacific Capital, an Asia focused fundamental driven long short equity hedge fund. Prior to founding Tiger Pacific Capital, Hoyon was a managing director at Tiger Asia Management where he was responsible for investment in overall Korea as well as specializing in Pan-Asia Internet, Telecom and Auto industries. Prior to Tiger Asia, Hoyon worked at Bain & Company in Seoul and Chicago as a senior consultant for 5 years, developing corporate strategy and conducting private equity due diligence. Hoyon has also worked in the Venture Capital and Private Equity field. Hoyon served in the Korean Army as part of the 8th U.S. Army from 1996 thru 1998.
Hoyon graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA and Seoul National University with a BS in Electrical Engineering (cum laude). Hoyon was born and raised in Seoul, Korea.
Helen Kim is a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Financial Sponsors team responsible for covering sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Previously, she headed up the Business and Client Strategy team working for the CEO of the Americas. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Kim held the position of Senior Director at Broadridge Financial focusing on M&A transactions in their capital markets strategy team. She has also spent half of her career as a Credit Trader at Novarum and as a Vice President in Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Ms. Kim started off her career in finance at Citigroup as an investment banking analyst in the Global Energy Group. She has 17 years of experience in the financial industry. Ms. Kim currently serves on the Board of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center as its Secretary, and is on the Board of Trustees for Trinity Grace Church. She received a BSE in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Heakyung (Heg) Chung is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. She is the Global Head of Structuring and Marketing and the Deputy Head of the Strategic Resolution Unit (SRU). SRU is a separate division dedicated to managing a portfolio of capital and risk intensive positions for the firm. SRU manages over $60B in RWA assets and over $170B of leverage. The assets span across the Investment Bank and Private Bank positions. Prior to her current role, Heg was the Head of Structuring for US Rates and head of a sales group focused on structured rates in the US. Prior to Credit Suisse, she worked at DLJ, Credit Lyonnais and Citibank.
Grace Koo is a 24-year veteran of Wall Street, and was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York, from 1995-2016. She was Head of the Equity Derivatives Structuring & Strategy teams, which were responsible for creating equity derivative products, trade ideas, and risk management solutions for investors. Prior to this role, Ms. Koo ran various derivatives desks for Credit Suisse, including heading Equity Derivatives Sales for Institutional Investors in the Americas. She was also based in London for five years before re-patriating in 2001, where she ran both the Global Foreign Exchange Structuring team as well as the Global Equity Derivatives Structuring team.
Ms. Koo began her career at Bankers Trust, trading fixed income derivatives for corporate clients, before she joined Credit Suisse Financial Products in 1995. Ms. Koo received her B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and is a member of the MIT Corporation’s Visiting Committee. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two young sons.
Gina Chon is a Vice President at Peterson Management, where she manages investments for the family office of Peter G. Peterson and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Previously, she worked at Trilantic Capital Partners, where she executed middle-market private equity deals and managed investments in the consumer, media, industrial and business services sectors. Prior to joining Trilantic, Gina worked as an investment banking analyst in Lehman Brothers’ Global Communications and Media Group in New York. Gina holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Dennis Rhee has over 23 years of Wall Street experience in roles ranging from management, fixed income sales and trading, derivatives structuring, portfolio and risk management, and the design of bond trading systems. Mr. Rhee is a Partner of Treesdale Partners LLC (“Treesdale LLC”) and sits on the executive investment committee of its investment funds. After graduate school, Mr. Rhee joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York as a fixed income derivatives specialist. At Goldman, Mr. Rhee structured and sold complex derivative products to major U.S. buy side institutions, including hedge funds. Mr. Rhee also served as Head of Goldman’s Korea Fixed Income business. After leaving Goldman, Mr. Rhee and an ex-Goldman colleague founded an Asian based hedge fund that invested in Relative Value Fixed Income strategies. Most recently, Mr. Rhee served as head of Mortgage Backed Securities trading at Pedestal, the electronic trading startup sponsored by Reuters and Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, Mr. Rhee worked at Deutsche Bank in MBS-TBA trading and its electronic trading efforts. Mr. Rhee received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Daniel Moon, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer of Apertura Capital, LLC, a fundamental long/short investment manager based in New York, NY. He holds an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to founding Apertura Capital in 2014, Daniel honed his portfolio management and investment analysis skills at various multi-billion dollar investment managers. Prior to Wall Street, he worked as a management consultant and as a computer engineer. In business and life he is highly focused on truth-based introspection, continuous improvement, and change. Some of his favorite reads from 2016 include: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (McChrystal), Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (Newport), Ego is the Enemy (Holiday), and The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (Holiday).
Brian Kim is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Blackstone and is based in New York. Mr. Kim focuses on new investment opportunities in North America. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Kim has played a key role in the $6 billion take private and subsequent sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, the $5 billion acquisition of Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town and the development of Blackstone’s $4 billion select service hotel platform, BRE Select. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kim worked at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, a global opportunistic real estate firm that oversaw the investment of eleven real estate funds. Prior to that, Mr. Kim worked for Max Capital Management Corp. and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Kim currently serves as a board member of BRE Select Hotels Corp. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. and received an AB in Biology from Harvard College where he graduated with honors.
Brian Choi was appointed to the Avis Budget Group Board of Directors in January 2016. Mr. Choi has been a financial analyst for his entire career. Mr. Choi is currently a partner at SRS Investment Management, an independent global equities firm, and is responsible for the firm’s investments in the auto-rental sector. Prior to joining SRS, he was at Metalmark Capital, a leading private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked as an Investment Banker in the Leveraged Finance Group of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Choi received his A.B. in economics from Harvard College.
Andrew Kim is a Senior Vice President at Paulson & Co, a leading event-driven hedge fund in NYC. Andrew is responsible for global risk arbitrage and event driven investments across all sectors. He is also a sector specialist in financials and real estate with extensive experience investing in recapitalizations and restructurings. Previously he was an investment analyst at Perry Capital and an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. He graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Amanda Ens joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2016 as a Director in Global Equities based in New York, where she advises family offices, endowments and foundations. Before joining the firm, Amanda was at JPMorgan for 10 years. She was an Executive Director and team lead for JPMorgan’s Global Investment Opportunities Group, where she provided cross-asset sales coverage and opportunistic investment advice to family offices and hedge funds. Prior to that, she was in institutional FX and rates sales, where she covered multinational corporations and specialty finance companies. Amanda started her career in investment banking and interest rate derivatives. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Alex Chi is a partner in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. Alex joined Goldman Sachs in New York after graduating from MIT in 1994 and spent three years across the information technology, fixed income and investment banking divisions. In 1997, Alex relocated to Hong Kong to work on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, privatization and restructuring assignments for clients across Asia. Notably, Alex was deeply involved in the debt restructuring and capital raise assignment for the South Korean government during the height of the Asian currency crisis in 1998 and was instrumental in developing Goldman Sachs’ investment banking franchise in Korea. In 2000, Alex returned to New York to join the leveraged finance group, where he spent six years structuring and executing leveraged loan and high yield debt financings for corporate and private equity clients across all industries. In 2006, Alex assumed his current role in the financial sponsors group where he manages the firm’s relationships with a number of private equity and related portfolio company clients. Alex was named managing director in 2006 and partner in 2012. Various specifically Alex co-heads Goldman Sachs’ firmwide recruiting efforts at MIT and is also co-head of the firmwide Asian Professionals Network which focuses on the recruitment, development and promotion of Asian professionals at Goldman Sachs.