James Youn, CFA
CEO, President and Director
James Youn has over 20 years of international, executive level experience focused on trading and portfolio management. The first decade of his career was built in mutual funds and bond trading at two of Canada’s largest banks -- TD Asset Management and RBC Capital Markets. He then moved to an award winning arbitrage fund of hedge funds and subsequently moved to the Cayman Islands to become president of a publicly traded investment firm, managing $650 million USD in assets. He then moved to Singapore, advising firms on hedge funds, exchange traded funds and global macro strategies. Most recently, Mr. Youn was the head of the portfolio management and trading team of the Questrade family of smart ETFs, launching 8 exchange traded funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange, partnering with Russell Investments and Jarislowsky Fraser, which was subsequently sold to Wisdom Tree. Most recently Mr. Youn has been advising investors and blockchain companies on business strategy.
Mr. Youn received his CFA charter in 2001 and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He has been published in numerous periodicals on a wide range of topics including hedge fund liquidity in Institutional Investor’s Journal of Alternative Investments to monthly articles on ETF investing (alternative weightings, index creation, liquidity).