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SuperReturn Asia
September 2023

Yup Kim
Investment Director and Head of Investments at CalPERS Private Equity


Mr. Yup S. Kim is an Investment Director and the Head of Investments for Private Equity at CalPERS, California’s $440 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 (“APFC”), a $65 billion sovereign wealth fund, where he helped lead their private investment activities. He served on the private markets investment committee and as a board observer on several portfolio companies. Prior to Alaska Permanent, he worked at DB Private Equity, where he served on the investment committee, Performance Equity, Silver Point Capital and began his career at Citigroup in New York. Yup received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University, speaks six languages and guest lectures for a private equity course at Harvard Business School.

Agenda Sessions

  • LP keynote: A closeup of the global investor profile