Kwun will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s strategic initiatives and operations in the U.S. He assumes the position previously held by Jay (Hun Jun) Jang, who will take on another senior leadership position within the company. Kwun will also oversee the continued expansion of intermediary distribution resources supporting the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds.
Kwun joins Mirae Asset from Broad Peak Investment Advisers in Singapore, one of the largest Asia-dedicated hedge funds, where he worked as the exclusive adviser on all Korea-related investments. Prior to Broad Peak, Kwun worked at Goldman Sachs for 15 years, where he served as Head of Korean Equities and Co-Country Head for the firm’s Seoul office.
Kwun received an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and earned a B.A. in Political Science and French Literature from Columbia University.