Investment Advisory Board
Keigo Kuroda has been a director of the Chartwell Value Fund since 2017, and an Investment Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2013. He is currently the President and CEO of Crosspath Advisors, a Japanese investment advisory firm established since 2005. Prior to that, Keigo was Director at The Blackstone Group, where he was involved in the expansion of the company’s real estate division in Asia from 2007 to 2013. Before joining Blackstone, he worked at the Lone Star Fund as a Vice President from 2002 to 2007, leading various transactions including acquisitions of distressed companies, NPLs, and real estate.
Kosei Kobayashi recently became an advisor to Chartwell Capital Japan at the start of 2019. He is the President and CEO of KK Holdings Inc., a consulting and M&A advisory company. Prior to founding KK Holdings, Mr Kobayashi held the position of Senior Managing Director at a Japanese luxury magazine publisher, which helped him to establish an extensive business network in Japan. Before pursuing a career in publishing, he worked at several investment banks in New York, including Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. He earned a Master of Science in Publishing from the School of Professional Studies at New York University. He has served as the President of the NYU Alumni Club in Japan since 2017 and he is also a founding member of Asia Society Japan.
Sompong Suwanjitkul has been a Business Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2014. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Sompong broadens Chartwell’s economic and business perspectives in the Southeast Asia region.
With over 30 years of experience in business management, journalism, and publishing, he is a frequent contributor to the Corporate magazine, the MBA magazine, and The Vote magazine in Thailand. Sompong has also translated over 35 business and economics books from English to Thai. In 1992, he won Manager Magazine’s Writer of the Year award.
Andrew Look joined Chartwell’s Advisory Board in 2020. He is well known within the investor community in Hong Kong, with over 30 years’ experience in equity analysis of Hong Kong and China stock markets. He is currently an independent non-executive director of numerous Hong Kong listed companies. From 2000 to 2008, Andrew worked at UBS as the head of Hong Kong research, strategy and product. He was rated as the best Hong Kong strategist and best analyst by the Asiamoney magazine, a leading monthly financial and capital markets publication for corporate and finance readers and investors, in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Mr. Look holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Brian Lui, CFA
Brian Lui serves as Senior Advisor at Chartwell Capital, and represents the firm in Australia. A former Portfolio Manager at Chartwell (2013-2019), he now advises the firm on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and how it impacts the Company’s investment fund and business development.
Brian’s tenure with the firm begins with its founding. As a co-Portfolio Manager from 2013 until his relocation to Australia, Brian contributed to Chartwell’s due diligence process, particularly on corporate governance and shareholder value.
A merit scholar from the Stern School of Business at New York University, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.