JW Kim CEO, Managing Partner
Prior to founding QUAD, JW was with Allianz Global Investors since 2004 as a fund manager and Head of Equities. His track record shows consistent top quartile performance every year from 2006 to 2010. JW started his career at KPMG New York as an accountant after getting his M.B.A. from University of Illinois. JW holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University and is also a CFA and CAIA.
HS Hwang CEO, Managing Partner
Prior to founding QUAD, HS was a senior fund manager at Corevest Capital in Singapore managing Korea long-short equity portfolios. HS has over 18 years of experience in the equity business. HS brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with extensive experience in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors. He was ranked as number one pharmaceuticals analyst during his previous career at Woori I&S. HS graduated from Seoul National University with a B.S./ M.S. in Chemistry.
SK Han CIO, Portfolio Manager
SK joined QUAD in January 2015 as CIO. Prior to joining Quad he headed research at Cosmo Asset Management in Korea.
He had also worked at Corevest Capital (Singapore) managing a Pan-Asia long-short fund as a senior fund manager and Mirae Asset Global Investment (Hong Kong) wearing two hats as regional portfolio manager and deputy head of research of their global research division.
SK graduated from Seoul National University with a B.S. in Chemistry and holds a MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
YH Jung Portfolio Manager
YH started his career at Samsung Securities as an analyst covering the IT sector. He joined Allianz Global Investors in 2005 and worked with JW. YH was ranked as number one performing manager and gained recognition as a mid-small cap specialist managing the largest mid-small cap fund in Korea. YH holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and is a CFA.
Seokjun Bae Portfolio Manager
Seokjun began his career in 2010 at Woori Investment Securities. He spent 5 years as a research analyst covering leisure and entertainment as well as hybrid chemical sector. Prior to joining QUAD in Jan 2017, he was a portfolio manager at Samsung Asset Management focusing on mid-small cap names. Seokjun holds a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from Korea University.
Kenichi Hagiwara Portfolio Manager
Kenichi joined QUAD in 2017 and covers the Japan equity market. Prior to QUAD, he began his career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs Japan and also worked at The Longreach Group as a private equity investment professional. Kenichi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tokyo.
Sunwoo Kim Portfolio Manager
Sunwoo began his career in 2009 with Mirae Asset Securities as a research associate. Prior to joining QUAD in May 2016, he was a portfolio manager focusing on the healthcare sector at Mirae Asset Global Investments. Sunwoo graduated from the University of Auckland with a BCom in Economics and Finance and is also a CFA and FRM.
Ivan Ngoh YouAn Portfolio Manager
Ivan joined QUAD in 2015, and covers the portfolio’s investments across the Southeast Asian market. Previously, he worked at Argyle Street Management, a pan-Asia sector agnostic hedge fund focusing on special situations. Ivan started his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse (Singapore) and moved to Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong) after, executing corporate finance transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. Ivan was a Deloitte & Touche scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from Singapore Management University with an Accounting degree.
Kanghon Cho Venture Capitalist
Kanghon began his career in 2004 as a Product Planner at SKTeletech, which manufactured cellular phones and communications equipment under the brand SKY. Prior to joining QUAD in 2017, he was a venture capitalist at Albatross Investment for about 6 years. Kanghon holds a B.A. in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University and also an MBA from Seoul National University.
CW Park Portfolio Manager
CW is an experienced finance and accounting professional with over 13 years of experience in equities and accounting. Prior to joining QUAD, CW was with Allianz Global investors since 2007 as a fund manager and SRI investment specialist. His background includes working as a CPA at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and KPMG Korea. CW holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University. CW is a CPA, CFA, and CTA.
JD Yang Portfolio Manager
JD has over 11 years of experience as a research analyst covering the heavy industries(shipbuilding & machinery) sectors. His previous firms are Samsung Securities, Macquarie, and Korea I&S. JD was ranked as best small cap analyst in 2007. JD graduated from Korea University with a B.A. in Business Administration and is also a CAIA.
Yura Lee Analyst
Yura joined QUAD in 2015. Before joining QUAD, she worked as an economic analyst specializing in international trade at PCP Canada, and a consultant at ISG (Information Service Group). Yura holds a M.A. in Public and International Affairs from University of Ottawa (GSPIA), and a B.A. in Economics from Sogang University.
Isabelle Pan Portfolio Manager
Isabelle joined QUAD in 2014. She was previously an analyst at Basic Asset Management, a Greater China-focused equity long-short hedge fund manager, and is based out of Hong Kong. She was also previously with ICBC International in Hong Kong, and was a management trainee with Standard Chartered Bank China in Beijing. Isabelle holds a MSc in International Business from University of Stirling and is also a CFA.
HK Choi Head of QUAD Hong Kong, Managing Partner
Prior to QUAD, HK was a hedge fund strategy CIO at Growth Hill in Korea. He was also previously with Eton Park Capital Management in Hong Kong as an investment professional and Citigroup in Hong Kong as a Vice President of Global Special Situations Group. He holds MBA at University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and B.A in Business Administration from Sogang University.
JM Kim Portfolio Manager
JM has over 13 years’ industrial experience in biotechnology. Prior to joining QUAD, JM was director of R&D at ViroMed, a leading biotechnology company specializing in DNA/protein-based biopharmaceuticals. He earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Seoul National University.
Sandy Lim Portfolio Manager
Sandy is an experienced Japan equity specialist. Prior to QUAD, Sandy started her career as a M&A investment banker with Macquarie Capital (Tokyo). She joined Aberdeen Investment Management (Tokyo) as a fund manager in 2010, before moving to Singapore to establish Japan equity research coverage in Bank of Singapore in 2014. Sandy graduated as a MBA Valedictorian from International University of Japan. She also holds a Bachelor in Business Management from Singapore Management University, and is a CFA.
Jean Yang Portfolio Manager
Jean was a research associate covering the consumer sector and a WRAP account manager at Samsung Securities. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Korea University and M.B.A. from KAIST. Jean is also a CPA, FRM, CAIA and CFA.
Derek Yuan Portfolio Manager
Derek began his career in 2011 with UBS in New York in the healthcare group. Prior to joining QUAD in 2016, Derek was in business development at PharmaEssentia, a Taiwanese biotechnology company. Derek graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Duke University. Prior to business school, he spent 3 years studying medicine at Georgetown University Medical School.
Tyran Kam Portfolio Manager
Tyran joined QUAD in September 2015. Prior to that he worked at Brevan Howard covering China equity and debt. He also worked at UBS in Hong Kong and Shanghai as research analyst covering China onshore and offshore equity. Tyran holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford.
Jonathan Hsu Portfolio Manager
Prior to QUAD, Jonathan led China Healthcare research at China Merchants Securities (HK) where he was ranked the No.1 Stock Picker in the HK/ China Healthcare Industry by Thomson Reuters StarMine in 2014. He had also worked as the senior analyst covering China Healthcare at Macquarie (HK), an investment analyst at DKR Oasis Fund, and a technology analyst at Deutsche Bank. Before starting his investment career at Lehman Brothers in 2001, Jonathan worked as a research associate at Bio-Synthesis in the U.S. where he developed genotyping kits targeting human leukocyte antigens. Jonathan graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and holds an MBA degree from Georgetown University.
Jose Pun Portfolio Manager
Jose began his career in 2010 as a research analyst covering the China Internet space at Macquarie Securities Group. Before joining QUAD in June 2016, he worked at PineBridge Investments as a HK/China investment analyst focusing on TMT, transportations and industrials. Jose graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics and is also a CFA.
Andrew Pak Portfolio Manager
Andrew began his career in 2010 as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan (Hong Kong) focusing on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. Andrew holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology.
Marcello Ahn Portfolio Manager
Marcello began his career as an auditor at KPMG in 2004 and served as an internal auditor at Merrill Lynch Hong Kong. Before joining QUAD, he worked as a research analyst at Nomura Securities covering the Korea IT sector. Marcello holds a B.A. in Education from Seoul National University. He is also a CPA and CFA.
Youngtae Hong Portfolio Manager
Youngtae began his career in 2004 as a research scientist at ViroMed, where he has experienced clinical studies for the development of gene-based biopharmaceuticals. Before joining QUAD, he worked as head of business development at ViroMed. He received his B.S. in Microbiology and M.S. and Ph.D. in Genetic Engineering from Seoul National University.