Kim Was The Right Fit For American Apparel

When the drama surrounding American Apparel and its flamboyant founder, Dov Charney, began playing out earlier this year, Charney may have commanded the spotlight, but Soohyung Kim and his hedge fund Standard General quickly emerged as the key players. Kim’s biggest moves so far have been in broadcast television, although largely behind the scenes. (See […]

Turning Debt Into Dollars

Soohyung Kim’s Standard General funds reveal an active, eclectic investment approach with a common thread — distressed debt. Kim has been particularly adept at identifying companies in financial turmoil and buying their debt, often at pennies on the dollar. In several cases, Kim has turned those investments into big hits — at least on paper. […]