Samuel Won

Samuel K. Won is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc.

Mr. Won has close to 25 years of risk management, capital markets, trading and portfolio management experience at major financial institutions in the public and private sectors. In the investment management industry, Mr. Won was Chief Risk Officer at Brencourt Advisors, Chief Risk Officer at Ospraie Management, and he headed up investment risk management of over $44 billion in alternative assets for Citigroup Alternative Investments. On Wall Street, Mr. Won led trading risk management for customer trading, proprietary trading and capital markets for Citigroup Global Markets, and he played a similar role as Global Head of Risk Management at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. In the public sector, Mr. Won was in charge of risk management for the capital markets portion of the bailout of the Savings and Loan industry during the 1980s. Mr. Won played a leading role in creating the risk management section of the Managed Funds Association’s Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers. He has advised leading hedge funds, private equity funds, other asset managers, institutional-investors and regulatory agencies, including the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the FSA, on major risk management, trading and capital markets issues and policies.

Mr. Won has extensive experience in investment risk management, risk architecture and analysis, asset allocation/risk budgeting, portfolio strategy, and investor relations/marketing for a wide range of asset classes and investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, real estate and long-only investments. In addition, Mr. Won served on the investment and risk committees at several major financial institutions, where he headed up investment risk management. Mr. Won was named Co-Chairman of the Managed Funds Association’s Chief Risk Officer Forum/Steering Committee.

Mr. Won completed a B.A. at Northwestern University, attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and received a Masters degree from Columbia University with a concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy Management.