During his early career Kim worked at Merrill Lynch Private bank and Citibank in corporate finance, prior to becoming the National Practice Leader for Asset Consulting at Towers Perrin, advising large Australian superannuation schemes. Kim then became Head of Risk at the Commonwealth Bank funds management division overseeing over US$20bn in assets. In 1998 Kim founded Vertex Capital Management (VCM), one of Australia’s pioneer long/short equity and market neutral hedge funds. Kim also served as an AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) global director from 2004 to 2008 and as AIMA Australia’s Chairman until 2010.
Now retired from full time employment, Kim works as an adviser to hedge fund managers, investors and regulators while devoting time to assist indigenous Australian charities, NPOs and Land Councils in Western Australia.