Monroe Capital expands in Asia with new Seoul office and MD appointment

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Monroe Capital 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, Kim 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 BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

“We look forward to continued strategic growth and expansion into the Asian markets,” says 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,” says 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 USD10.3 billion AUM across diversified private credit platform of 25-plus 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.

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