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Samuel K. Won | Global Risk Management Advisors

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Samuel K. Won is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Risk Management Advisors (“GRMA”), a leading risk management advisory and RiskTech firm that provide asset managers and institutional investors with independent and institutional-quality investment risk management, risk reporting and risk monitoring as a complete and cost effective managed service. Mr. Won has 25 years of risk management, capital markets, trading and portfolio management experience at major institutions in both the private and public sectors. In the investment management industry, Mr. Won was Chief Risk Officer at Brencourt Advisors, Chief Risk Officer at Ospraie Management, and he played a leading role in the investment risk management of over $44 billion in alternative assets for Citigroup Alternative Investments. On Wall Street, Mr. Won oversaw trading risk management for institutional trading and equity capital markets for Citigroup Global Markets, and 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. He was Co-Chairman of the Managed Fund’s Association Chief Risk Officer’s Forum and Steering Committee and he played a leading role in creating the risk management section of the MFA’s Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers.

Mr. Won has advised leading hedge funds, private equity funds, long-only managers, institutional- investors, family offices and regulatory agencies, including the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the FCA, on major risk management, trading and capital markets issues and policies.


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

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