Robert Akeson / Shelby Jeewon Suh
Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc. / Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd.
Robert E. Akeson is Chief Operating Officer of Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc., an affiliate of Mirae Asset Financial Group, Korea's leading non-bank financial group.
As of 31 December 2017, Mirae Asset Financial Group's asset management businesses had approximately $390BN of total assets under management. Its various broker-dealer subsidiaries and affiliates had approximately $7BN in equity capital. Over the years, Mirae Asset Financial Group has also made a significant commitment to the alternative investment space, including real estate, SOC, PEF and hedge funds. In addition to Korea, the group has offices in 15 markets, including the US, UK, China, India, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Mongolia, Canada and Brazil.
Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc. provides prime brokerage, equity finance, repo, correspondent clearing, agency execution, foreign research distribution and corporate access services to institutional investors. Mr. Akeson is well versed in the management, marketing, operations, enterprise technology, compliance, risk management, due diligence, balance sheet and liquidity management aspects of these businesses. His background includes leadership positions with Neuberger Berman, Morgan Stanley, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services and Broadridge Financial Solutions (formerly ADP BISG).
Mr. Akeson is a frequent speaker on topics related to the hedge fund industry, prime brokerage, market liquidity and Basel III. He is a member of the Management Committee of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable, the DTCC Systemic Risk Roundtable, CFA Society New York and the Economic Club of New York. Mr. Akeson has also taught Money, Banking and Financial Markets at Molloy College.
Mr. Akeson holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Washington College.
Shelby Jeewon Suh is an alternative investment distribution agent in Mirae Asset's Alternative Investment Solution Team. The AI Solution Team is a product management team distributing overseas alternative investments (Hedge Fund, Private Equity, Private Debt, Infra funds, Real Assets, etc) to local institutions in Korea. The team raises approximately USD $1.5 billion every year.
Shelby's key role is to distribute Hedge Funds and Open-ended funds to local Korean institutional investors. She arranges roadshows, on-site due diligence, and other client meetings as well as act as the liaison between the GPs and clients to ensure successful deal closings. In addition, Shelby provides various types of services post investment to clients such as providing reports on performance, FX hedging, document translation, etc. Shelby is now managing over USD $300 million of capital allocated in different hedge funds.
Shelby has been with Mirae Asset for three years. She graduated from Queen's University Canada with a Bachelor of Applied Economics degree.