Young Kim

Young is a Portfolio Manager for the Axiom Emerging Markets Equity Strategy. Prior to Axiom, Young spent a decade as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Columbia Threadneedle, where he helped lead over $7 billion in emerging market assets. Young also spent time in Singapore working for Marathon Asset Management, as well as for 360IP, Inc., a venture capital firm focused on investing in technology enabled emerging Asian enterprises. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President, Senior Analyst for Galleon Asia Investments. Young began his career as an engineer for software start-ups and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School as well as an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is a Board Officer of the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon and is a Board Member/President Emeritus of The International School in Portland, Oregon. Young is fluent in Korean and conversant in Japanese. Young is over half way through achieving his goal of visiting all 62 US National Parks.


  • Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager: Axiom Investors, 2021-Present
  • Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Markets: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, 2011-2021
  • Senior Vice President, Asia Equity: Marathon Asset Management, 2010-2011
  • Vice President, Investments/Advisor: 360IP, Inc., 2009-2011
  • Vice President, Senior Analyst: Galleon Asia Investments, 2006-2009
  • Senior Engineer and Director of Business Development, Asia: Wavemarket, 2002-2004
  • Lead Software Engineer/Consultant: Bluefire Systems, 2000-2002


  • M.B.A.: Harvard Business School
  • M.S.: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S.: Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology