Who is CLSA's Korean partner

CLSA has forged a strategic alliance with Investus Global in Seoul. But who and what is Investus?

CLSA has forged a new alliance in Korea, in a sign that the firm is going to try and beef up its investment banking revenues from Seoul. Its new partner is Investus Global, a newish firm run by the well connected Jae Rok Kim.

Investus Global is Korean advisory firm formed in March 2002, and whose promotional material states it has already completed 20 corporate finance advisory assignments, including the recent restructuring of SK Global. Its CEO and chairman, JR Kim started life on the political side and in 1997 was a special advisor to Kim Dae Jung on his successful presidential bid. In his six page CV it states Mr Kim attributes...

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