Head of Investments, CalPERS Private Equity
Yup S. Kim is the head of investments at CalPERS, California’s $450 billion pension fund. He serves on the private equity investment review committee and helps lead CalPERS’ private equity program across all functions, including strategy, team management, and investment activities across primary, secondary, and co-investment opportunities globally. Previously, he served as the senior portfolio manager at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, an $80 billion sovereign wealth fund, where he helped lead private investment activities. The private equity and special opportunities portfolio generated 25% net of fee returns over the past decade. He has also held positions at DB Private Equity, where he served on the Investment Committee, Performance Equity, and Silver Point Capital, and he began his career at Citigroup in New York. Kim received his B.A. in economics from Yale University and speaks six languages.