Updated : 03 Oct 2016

Managing Director, Head of Trading & Liquidity Strategies Group, Asia Pacific

Mr Sam Y. Kim, Managing Director, is Head of Trading & Liquidity Strategies Group for the Asia Pacific region. He is responsible for overseeing the Trading, Securities Lending, Transition Management, and E-trading and Market Structure functions in the region. Mr Kim’s service with the firm dates back to 2009, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to his current role, Mr Kim managed the Scientific Active Equity trading team for the Americas in San Francisco. Before relocating to San Francisco, Mr Kim was Head of Trading in Tokyo. Prior to joining BGI, Mr Kim was a partner at Colden Capital Management in New York, which he co-founded in 2000. At Colden Capital, Mr Kim co-managed the firm’s event-driven portfolio, including merger arbitrage and special situation equity investments. Prior to Colden, Mr Kim was a Vice President in Equity Derivatives at Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust where he specialized in structuring and marketing over-the-counter equity derivative products.

Mr Kim earned an AB degree, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude in philosophy from Harvard College in 1995.