Kyung W. Kim is a Senior Managing Director and CIO at Diamond Dragon Advisors and is based in Hong Kong. She heads up the firm’s GP due diligence activities in connection with selecting fundraising mandates. She also manages LP relationships and marketing in Japan and Korea. Ms. Kim also holds Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA in the United States, and License 1 and Level 2 RO licenses with SFC in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Diamond Dragon Advisors, Ms. Kim was a General Manager at Shinsei Bank (formerly Long Term Credit Bank of Japan), a mid-sized Japanese commercial bank in Tokyo. At Shinsei, Ms. Kim played a key role working with the CIO of the bank in establishing the bank’s Alternative Investment Program. In this role, she invested in private equity and real estate funds and hedge fund investments for the bank’s balance sheet.
Ms. Kim has also worked as an investment banker for Warburg Dillon Read in New York and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong. She commenced her career as a paralegal for Davis Polk & Wardwell in their Tokyo and Hong Kong offices.
Ms. Kim has a MBA in finance from Columbia University and a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior and Japan Studies from University of Pennsylvania.