Scott Kalb is the Founder and Director of the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative at New America, dedicated to mobilizing capital toward responsible investing and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The RAAI publishes the “Leader’s List: The 25 Most Responsible Asset Allocators” in the world. Mr. Kalb is the founder and CEO of KLTI Advisors, a firm dedicated to working with the sovereign and government fund community on long-term investment solutions. In addition, Mr. Kalb serves as the Chairman of the Sovereign Investor Institute, a membership organization of Institutional Investor and leading forum for sovereign and government funds around the world.
Mr. Kalb served as the CIO and Deputy CEO of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), Korea’s US$130 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund, during 2009-2012, and is one of the few foreigners appointed to manage another country’s SWF portfolio. During his time at KIC, assets under management grew from US$19 billion to US$60 billion. Prior to KIC, Mr. Kalb worked in the financial industry for more than twenty-five years. Most recently, he was a senior portfolio manager at Balyasny Asset Management (2006-2008), CEO and senior portfolio manager at Black Arrow Capital Management (2002-2006), and senior equity portfolio manager at Tudor Investment Corp (1999-2002). Prior to this, Mr Kalb, worked at Citigroup for ten years (1990 – 1999), serving as managing director of International Asset Management (1995-1999) and of International Equity Research (1990-1995).
Since 2009, Mr. Kalb has been a member of the WE Forum Council on the Future of Long-term Investing, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Private Capital Research Institute, a Harvard based initiative. Mr. Kalb has published numerous articles regarding long-term investing and the sovereign fund community. He lived in Asia for over fifteen years, speaks Korean and has an MA Degree from Harvard and a BA degree from Oberlin College.