Joon Kwun was named president and CEO of Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) in New York.
Mr. Kwun will direct Seoul-based Mirae's strategic efforts to deliver its emerging markets-focused strategies to U.S. institutional and retail investors, according to a news release.
He replaces Jay Jang, who “will assume another senior leadership position within the company,” the news release said. Janet Yoo, a spokeswoman for Mirae, couldn't provide any further details.
Mr. Kwun was co-country head for Goldman Sachs' Seoul office as well as head of Korean equities. Goldman Sachs spokesman Ed Canaday couldn't immediately be reached for comment.