Investment Advisory Board
Andrew Kahn has been a director of the Chartwell Asia Engagement Fund since 2013. He is an executive manager and analyst at Kahn Brothers Group, a New York-based investment firm serving high-net-worth and institutional clients. Founded by Irving Kahn and his sons Thomas Graham Kahn and Alan Kahn in 1978, Kahn Brothers Group and its related companies operate a US registered investment advisor, a broker-dealer with NYSE membership, and a number of private funds. Mr. Kahn joined the firm in 2006, prior to which he worked at HarperCollins Publishers; Scott Rudin Productions, a producer of major motion pictures and television features; and the American Broadcasting Company. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003.
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.
Keigo Kuroda has been a director of the Chartwell Asia Engagement 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 in 2005. Prior to this, Keigo was a 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 the acquisitions of distressed companies, NPLs, and real estate. In 2000 to 2002, Keigo also worked at UBS’s M&A team in the Investment Banking Division. Keigo received a Bachelor of Economics degree from Konan University. He also studied Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an exchange student. In 2000, he received an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Kosei Kobayashi has been an advisor to Chartwell Capital Japan since 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.
David Yu joined the Advisory Board in 2020. He is a solicitor at Yu, Tsang & Loong, Solicitors and a Venture Partner at Audacy Ventures. He also serves on the advisory panel of a family office in real estate investment, development & management. David established a ventures capital arm at the family office for investment in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & TMT projects since 2016.
After graduating from Imperial College London with Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Science in Optics and Photonics, he furthered his study at City University of London, obtaining Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) from the University of Hong Kong. David was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2008.
Timothy Tse joined the Advisory Board in 2020. He has extensive experience in asset management and capital markets. Prior to founding Achievers, a financial services consulting firm, he was CEO and Executive Director at Value Partners from 2007 to 2017. Timothy led the Group’s expansion, attracting the world’s top institutional investors and financial intermediaries, leading it to win numerous industry awards and accolades. He drove the Group’s China business initiatives and overseas businesses, including in Taiwan, Singapore and London. He has contributed extensively to the industry, holding positions at numerous associations including the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, the Alternative Investment Management Association and the Asset Management Association of China. He also served on the Product Advisory Committee for Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and as a Panel Member for Hong Kong Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal.
Boris Bong joined Chartwell Capital in 2015 as a Senior Investment Advisor. He broadens Chartwell’s range by bringing us a private equity perspective, including corporate actions and management evaluation. A native Hong Kong resident, he speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Before joining Chartwell, he was a managing director and Investment Committee member at J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Private Equity Group in Hong Kong, and at Squadron Capital, a fund of private equity funds manager. He also served as Associate Director at PPM Ventures, Prudential Plc’s private equity investment arm in Hong Kong. He has a Master in Finance from the London Business School and a Master in Accounting from the University of Waterloo. He is a Certified Public Accountant (US) and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).
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.
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.