MSCI, a provider of indexes, portfolio analytics, and services for global investors, has appointed Tay Kim as head of client coverage for South Korea, April 1, 2019.
Based in Seoul, Tay Kim is responsible for building upon MSCI’s presence in South Korea across all of its product lines - index, analytics, ESG and real estate - while also enhancing coverage of leading asset-owners and other clients. Tay Kim reports to Kazuya Nagasawa, head of North Asia coverage.
Jack Lin, head of APAC client coverage at MSCI, comments, “South Korea is a key market for MSCI where our index, analytics, ESG and real estate solutions have continued to see steady growth. Tay Kim’s wealth of institutional experience within South Korea’s asset management industry will translate into a strong understanding of our clients’ investment objectives, ensuring we continue to present them with innovative solutions.”
Kim has 20 years of experience in South Korea and was most recently managing director and head of institutional business for Franklin Templeton Investment Trust Management, where she spent 13 years advising government institutions, pension funds, insurance companies, banks and other corporations.
Prior to then, Kim held senior roles at Citibank Korea and SK Securities and spent time as a research analyst at UBS Warburg Securities. Tay Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, and a master of international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.