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KIC replaces alternative investment strategy, PE heads

Dec 29, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)

KIC replaces alternative investment strategy, PE heads

Korea Investment Corporation has appointed new heads of alternative investment strategy and private equity in a senior management reshuffle carried out last week.

It was KIC’s first senior management shake-up since June, when the sovereign wealth fund reorganized its divisions and enhanced risk management, alongside the appointments of two deputy CIOs – James Jong-ho Kim and Hoon Lee. Kim took charge of the Alternative Investment Division and Lee the Investment Strategy Division.

As part of the reshuffle, the two deputy CIOs handed over their concurrent roles as private equity group head and asset allocation group head to concentrate on their respective jobs as Alternative Investment Division chief and Investment Strategy Division chief.

For the Alternative Investment Division led by James Jong-ho Kim, Park Jin-seong was named as alternative investment strategy group head and concurrently as head of the absolute returns group, KIC said in a statement on Dec. 21.

Huh Jea-young was appointed private equity group head and concurrently head of the real estate group on a temporary basis.

The current acting Singapore office head Lee Seung-kul is set to take over the role of real estate group head in the near future, according to a KIC source.

For the Investment Strategy Division, Lee Gun-ung has taken over the job of asset allocation group head. 

“When KIC reshuffled its organization a half year ago, it had major division chiefs take additional roles as heads of some groups under their divisions,” said a financial industry source. “The recent reshuffle shows that its new management has settled in during the past half year.”

The following are other new appointments announced on Dec. 21.

* Singapore office head: Kim Ho-gyun

* Institutional relations group head: Lee Chang-ho

* Knowledge management group head: Kim Myung-jin (under COO)

* Ethics and compliance group head: Kwon Yong-sung

By Seon-Pyo Hong 

Yeonhee Kim edited this article.

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