Goldman gets new Korea boss

Old Korea hand lured back from the US to run Goldman Sachs Korean operation.

In a move that signals Goldman's efforts to boost its Korean operations, the US investment bank has hired an old Korea hand to run its local investment banking operation.

Hobart Lee Epstein - an ethnic Korean whose surname derives from the fact he was adopted by an American family - has been hired to run the investment banking division as a managing director.

Lee Epstein returns to Seoul from a three year stint in California where he ran his own consulting firm called the Peerless Group and was adjunct professor in finance at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.

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