HONG KONG, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — American Century Investments, a global asset manager with approximately $188 billion* in client assets, has hired Jun Ku (JK) Kim as head of its Korean business.
“Korea has been and remains a key market in the growth of our firm’s Asia Pacific business,” said Head of Asia Business Tony Archer. “We are very pleased to announce that JK has joined American Century to lead our Korean business.”
Kim joined the firm from Manulife Asset Management in Hong Kong, where he served as senior director for institutional sales, covering both private and public asset products. Prior to that, he served for six years at National Pension Service, most recently as senior portfolio manager on its Global Fixed Income team.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics with a minor in Business Administration from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea.
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,300 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt, Germany; Sydney; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of more than $1.5 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
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*Firm assets under supervision as of October 1, 2020.
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