Mr. Yup S. Kim is a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (“APFC”), a $65 billion sovereign wealth fund, where he helps lead their private investment activities. He serves on the investment committees for the $14 billion global private equity and special opportunity mandates and serves as a board observer on several portfolio companies. Previously, he worked at DB Private Equity, where he served on the investment committee, Performance Equity, Silver Point Capital and began his career at Citigroup in New York.
In 2018 and 2019, APFC was voted “Limited Partner of the Year – Americas” by industry peers through Private Equity International Magazine. In 2018, Capital Constellation (a joint venture with APFC, Kuwait PIFSS and UK Railpen) won the “Partnership of the Year Award” by Institutional Investor. Yup was recognized as a “Top 30 Private Equity and Venture Capital Investor” in 2019 and a “Top 30 Sovereign Wealth Fund Rising Star” in 2016 by Trusted Insight and recognized as a “40 under 40” by Chief Investment Officer Magazine in 2017. Yup guest lectures for a private equity course at Harvard Business School, regularly speaks at industry conferences in the U.S., Asia and Europe and has written articles for Privcap Media, Asian Venture Capital Journal (“AVCJ”), Chief Investment Officer Magazine, Trusted Insight, the Alaskan Chamber of Commerce, Juneau Empire and the Anchorage Daily News.
Yup received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University and speaks six languages.
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