Young has over 30 years of experience in global investment management, securities research and capital market analysis. Prior to joining Fortman Cline, Young was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Korea Investment Trust Management Company, a leading government-sponsored investment management company in Korea with over USD20 billion of assets under management. Young was also previously Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Clemente Capital, where he managed the New York Stock Exchange-listed Clemente Global Growth Fund and Clemente Korea Emerging Growth Fund listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Young held senior positions at O’Connor & Associates in Chicago, Chicago Board of Trade and First National Bank of Chicago.
From 2007 to 2012, Young was also Advisor to the Korea Banking Institute, a research and training institute jointly set up by the Bank of Korea and Korea Bankers Association, and has served as Vice Chairman of Asset Management Association of Korea. He has also served on various committees of the Korea Stock Exchange and National Pension System of Korea and writes investment columns for the Chosunilbo, the largest newspaper company in Korea.
Young earned his BA in economics from Seoul National University and his AB in economics from Cornell University. He is ABD in economics from the University of Chicago.