CHICAGO & SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Monroe Capital LLC today announced it has expanded its platform to Asia with the appointment of Alex Kim, as Managing Director and Head of Asia. The newly opened office in Seoul, South Korea reflects Monroe’s commitment to expanding its business in Asia.
Prior to Monroe, Alex was the CEO and Managing Director of Korea and Head of Southeast Asia Institutions at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Alex has over 20 years of experience in asset management and banking, with 15 years spent in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Aberdeen Standard Investments, Alex held roles at Russell Investments, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO). He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.
“We look forward to continued strategic growth and expansion into the Asian markets,” said Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital. “Over the last few years, we have seen more and more interest in the Monroe platform from Korean and Asian investors. This is a great opportunity to expand our footprint in this region.”
“We are very excited to add Alex to the Monroe Capital team,” said R. Sean Duff, Managing Director & Partner of Monroe Capital. “Alex is a great addition to lead our institutional efforts as well as show our commitment to the Asian community. He brings with him many great relationships across the region.”
The firm has $10.3 billion AUM across diversified private credit platform of 25+ vehicles comprised of direct lending and opportunistic commingled credit funds, publicly traded and private BDCs, separately managed accounts, CLOs, and SPACs. Monroe Capital’s broad global investor base consists of public and corporate pensions, endowments and foundations, insurance companies, regional banks, family offices and high net worth individuals.
About Monroe Capital
Monroe Capital LLC (“Monroe”) is a premier boutique asset management firm specializing in private credit markets across various strategies, including direct lending, asset-based lending, specialty finance, opportunistic and structured credit, and equity. Since 2004, the firm has been successfully providing capital solutions to clients in the U.S. and Canada. Monroe prides itself on being a value-added and user-friendly partner to business owners, management, and both private equity and independent sponsors. Monroe’s platform offers a wide variety of investment products for both institutional and high net worth investors with a focus on generating high quality “alpha” returns irrespective of business or economic cycles. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Naples, New York, San Francisco and Seoul.
Monroe has been recognized by both its peers and investors with various awards including Global M&A Network as the 2021 Mid-Markets Lender of the Year, U.S.A.; Private Debt Investor as the 2020 Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year, 2020 Lender of the Year, and 2020 CLO Manager of the Year, Americas; Creditflux as the 2020 Best U.S. Direct Lending Fund; and Pension Bridge as the 2020 Private Credit Strategy of the Year. For more information, please visit www.monroecap.com.