investment team

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edward choi 
CEO
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jason chan
co-founder
head of investments
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yongchuan pan
portfolio manager

Yongchuan manages the Cypress Fund. He spent 12 years with D E Shaw & Co focusing on distressed and asset-backed investments, prior to joining the Ternary team. From 2006-2012, he was based in New York City and was responsible for trading asset-backed securities and related instruments. 

He moved to London in 2012 to develop their European distressed assets business, focusing on peripheral European countries, in particular Spain and Italy. During this time, he was also involved in raising three distressed funds. In 2015, he move to Hong Kong to grow the firm's Greater China distressed business.

Yongchuan graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

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jaehyun kim
portfolio manager

Prior to co-founding the Alphanonce fund and later joining the Ternary team, Jaehyun was a Senior Quantitative researcher at Citigroup Global Markets Asia. He spent the four years before that working as a Portfolio Manager & Quantitative Researcher in Samsung Asset Triple Alpha Quantitative Investment Fund and at Hanwha Investment & Securities as a derivatives trader, mostly trading exotic options in various asset classes.

 

Jaehyun holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with a concentration on Financial Engineering from Seoul National University.

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changsung kim
portfolio manager

Changsung Kim is the lead arbitrage quant and co-founder of the Alphanonce fund. Prior to joining Ternary, he worked as global alpha researcher at Trexquant, and a software engineer at VCNC and Warevalley.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University and won a gold prize in KPhO (Physics Olympiad) during his high school days.

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kevin kyushik kim
portfolio manager

Prior to joining the Ternary team, Kevin was managing director and research head at Soorim Asset Management Co., Ltd in South Korea. Before that, he worked as an advisor at Brain Asset Management Co., Ltd, Trinity Asset Management Co., Ltd and Sky Asset Management Co., Ltd. He has also been the CEO and CIO (Chief Investment Officer) of his family office for over 20 years, producing outstanding results, primarily investing in growth value stocks.

Having studied Law (B.A. in Law, Seoul National University), Kevin was admitted to The Bar Association in South Korea in 2007. He is well equipped to analyse the governance risks of Korean corporate groups, leveraging this to identify investment opportunities and has been engaged in Investment Banking advisory. He has also conducted shareholders’ activist litigation against several companies that were undervalued due to governance risks while partner at Jehyun Law Office. 

Kevin founded and is currently a board member of The Korean Corporate Governance Forum.

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aegon jae (aj)
co-founder, business development manager

Prior to co-founding Ternary, where he manages business development, Aegon founded 'Consulting AJ Pte Ltd', where he provided advisory services for corporations specializing in niche areas spanning across personal & organizational growth. He also founded and continues to coach the 'Active Journey' - a functional and recovery fitness system culminating from his own experience in competitive sports and successful rehabilitation from injuries of varying magnitudes.

AJ spent a decade in roles encompassing fund management, food commodity trading, theatre management, technical trading of various asset classes, and wellness. This multifaceted experience from founding and working with pioneers across a span of industries has groomed in him essential skills that can be applied across a wide array of opportunities, to add value to organizational and personal growth. 

A charismatic and dynamic leader, AJ pursues his passions for the fields of health and wealth, maintaining a growth mindset with a strong identity of social and environmental responsibility.