Henry Seggerman - Biography
Henry Seggerman managed Korea International Investment Fund (KIIF), the oldest hedge fund invested in the Korean stock market, from 2001 to 2014, with a client list that included John Templeton and Fayez Sarofim. Launched when South Korea’s stock market first opened to foreigners, KIIF achieved a 138% outperformance of Korea’s KOSPI index.
Seggerman is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a Master’s degree from New York University. He has visited over 100 Korean listed companies and numerous Korean government ministries and NGOs, and has also engaged in shareholder activism at large Korean conglomerates including Samsung and SK. His company was the first American asset manager licensed by South Korean regulators to provide advisory services to Korean retail clients.
Seggerman is a regular columnist for the Korea Times, has been a guest speaker at the Korea Society, and has written for, or been interviewed by, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Bloomberg Television, BusinessWeek, Reuters, FinanceAsia, the Far East Economic Review, and numerous South Korean newspapers – with commentary not only on North and South Korea, but also on Asia, the U.S., and the rest of the world.