Jeonbuk Toward the Future, Lead Innovative Finance
Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Business Times, The Straits Times and many media outlets worldwide. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a professor at Columbia University.
After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire – at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers kept busy serving as a full professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'.
In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure in 1999. He traveled for 3 years on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. It was his 3rd Guinness Record. Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip. His book, Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably In The World's Best Market, was published in 2004. Another of his books A Bull in China describes his experiences in China as well as the changes and opportunities there. His recent book A Gift to My Children is a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (as well as for all adults and children) to find success and happiness. His latest memoir Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets was published in February 2013. Recently in January 2018, his book A Gift to My Children, 2nd edition which was published in Chinese, was launched in China. And in October 2018, another of his book The Next Big Wave, published in Complex Chinese, was launched in Taiwan.
Session I : Globalization of Jeonbuk and Global Alternative Investment - Infrastructure, Secondaries , Buy-out -
Professor, Chonbuk National University
10:30 - 11:50
Professor Minho Kim joined the Department of International Trade, Chonbuk National University in 1995. He researches investments, in general, and market microstructure in particular. Market microstructure deals with the subject of trading in financial assets. Current research projects also include the analysis of how the multi-nationality of Korean firms affects the corporate value. His research works have been published in “Journal of Futures Market”, “Journal of Banking and Finance’’, “Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting”, “Journal of International Money and Finance”, and “Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting”. He received a bachelor of science in international trade from Chonbuk National University in 1982, a master of business administration from The Baruch College of the City University of New York in 1989, and a doctorate in finance from The Southern Illinois University in 1994.
Choi Young Min
NPRI Research Fellow, Investment Policy Team Leader, Ph. D. in Finance
The Role of Pension Fund for Global Asset Management Hub
-Education and Experience-
Korea Univ. Master & Ph. D. of Business Administration(Finance)
Lecturer of Seoul National Univ., Korea Univ. and Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies
'A Study on the Improvement Measures of National Pension Responsible Investment', 2018
'A Study on the Policy Benchmark Improvment of the Real Estate Assets of the National Pension', 2017
'A Study on the Strategic Asset Allocation Based on the Alternation of Aseet Risk-Return Profile', 2016
BIO Managing partner of the Yozma Group
New Investment Strategies in the Age of Financial Innovation
Yigal has been reputed as the founding father of the Israeli venture capital industry ever since he successfully invited the Israeli government to allocate USD 100 million toward a venture fund. His investment activities as a managing partner of The Yozma Group include BioSense, a medical technology company acquired by Johnson&Johnson, representing the single largest acquisition of an Israeli technology company up to that time; Ubique, the first social media software company acquired by AOL; and Commtouch, a leading provider of outsourced email and messaging solutions that was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. He has served as chief scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry and Trade; chairman of Hadasit Bio-Holdings, chairman of Israel Venture Association, MATIMOP; deputy chairman of the National R&D Council of Israel; a director of Russian Venture Company; a director of High Tech Industry Association and Collgard Biopharmaceuticals; and a member of the investment committees at Pitango Venture Capital, Star Ventures Management GmbH, Gemini Israel Funds and Nitzanim Fund. Yigal holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry and an MBA degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Partner of Orfi Capital
The Main Agent of Changing Financial, Fintech Startups
Roland Hinterkoerner joined Orfi Capital as a partner to develop the portfolio management activity and contribute to the firm’s macro fixed income views. Roland started his banking career at Deutsche Bank where he worked in equity, fixed income and derivatives areas mostly in Japan. He then held senior positions at UBS and BNP Paribas before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland to help build the debt capital market business for corporate clients in Europe. In 2008, Roland relocated to Hong Kong where as Managing Director he headed the Debt Capital Market activity for Asia and positioned the bank as a top 5 ranked bond house in the region. He also headed RBS’ Corporate Advisory function bringing macro and sector knowledge to the bank’s largest clients and was a member of the bank’s regional capital allocation committee until 2016. More recently Roland started his own online financial publishing activity which is widely read in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Roland holds degrees in business administration and international politics from Johannes Kepler University in Austria and Syracuse University in New York.
Choi Yang Oh
Advisor of Hyundai Research Institute
President of CHA BIOTECH
- Stem Cell R&B/Cord Blood
- IPO and Funding
Senior VP of FAIRCHILD SEMI
- CFO & CAO
- Admin., HR, PR, IT & Finance
Secretary to the President of KOREA
- Economic and Political affairs
Chief Investment Officer of Hong Capital
- Mr. CHEN joined Hong Capital as the Chief Investment Officer in 2019. He is responsible for managing multi-asset portfolio with a focus on China.
- Prior to Hong Capital, worked as the General Manager and Investment Manager in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Private Banking Department for 10 years. The total asset under management exceeded 800 billion RMB.
- Mr. CHEN is considered as an industrial pioneer of multi asset allocation in investment management in China. He built up the wealth management platform from zero to large scale, with impressive risk adjusted returns.
- From 2014 to 2016, he achieved an annualized return of more than 6% for his portfolio, with a sharp ratio of 2.0.
- Mr. CHEN also served as a member of the investment committee of Peking University Education Foundation.
- Mr. CHEN graduated with a Bachelor degree from USTC in Mathematics. He also earned a master degree in management from Fudan University.
Leon Wonjae Lee
Managing Partner and the head of Asia of the Yozma Group
Leon Wonjae Lee is a Managing Partner and the head of Asia at Yozma Group, the father of Israeli venture capital. Under his leadership, Yozma Group Korea has established six Yozma campuses nationwide and also made over $25M investment focusing on the bio-industry. He was born in Korea, but moved to Israel when he was 12 and was educated in the ‘Chutzpah’ mind of the Israelites and the teachings of the Talmud.
Leon, a graduate of Hebrew University in Israel, has built a very diverse portfolio of professional experiences. He was the former Vice Chairman of the Korea – Israel Chamber of Commerce, and former Director of Israel – Korea Business Council. He also served as an Advisor of Technical Commercialization at the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning and Advisor of Science Commercialization at Institute for Basic Science.
Furthermore, he is the author of two books, the Creative Economy, Lessons from Israel (2013) and Global Startup Manual (2014).
Managing Partner of OurCrowd
Denes Ban is a serial entrepreneur turned serial investor. He is the Managing Partner at OurCrowd, Israel’s largest venture capital fund and the world’s leading innovation platform. OurCrowd is “one of the largest [equity] crowdfunding organizations on the planet” according to Forbes, having raised over $1Billion for over 170 portfolio companies and 14 funds since its launch in February 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.”
As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, Denes has personally invested in over 60 companies and founded a number of start-ups in the past decade, including founding and selling an HR company and co-founding PocketGuide, a TechCrunch winner and one of the world’s leading travel apps for 150 cities, with millions of users. His exits include: Uber (NYSE), Beyond Meat (Nasdaq:BYND), Rewalk (Nasdaq:RWLK), Corephotonics (acquired by Samsung), Briefcam (acquired by Canon), Jump (acquired by Uber), Replay (acquired by Intel), Crosswise (acquired by Oracle), Nextpeer (acquired by Rakuten), Billguard (acquired by Prosper), Cimagine (acquired by Snap) and many more.
Denes has dedicated more than ten years to fostering growth, training and shaping corporate, fundraising, and sales strategies for companies around the globe. He has improved the profitability of over 100 companies and trained thousands of CEOs and entrepreneurs around the world. He is a frequent speaker at leading international conferences and has been lecturing at universities such as Harvard, Kellogg, INSEAD, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CKGSB. He also leads corporate innovation for corporates such as GE Ventures, Honda, Shell and Changi Airport and many more global corporates.
As a respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropic organizations, he writes a weekly blog with the Times of Israel and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.