Mr. Sang Man Kim of Shin & Kim received a commendation from the Financial Services Commission at the 18th SME Financial Support Awards Ceremony on December 22, 2013, in recognition of his contributions toward the facilitation of financial assistance to small and medium-sized companies.
The SME Financial Support Awards are given to entities, institutions and individuals that have made significant contributions to the facilitation of financial assistance to small and medium-sized companies and provided assistance in stabilizing their business management. Mr. Kim was recognized for his contributions to crowdfunding related legislation for financial assistance to small and medium-sized companies. Crowdfunding is a funding method for investments in start-up companies that pools small funding amounts from multiple individual investors via the internet, which has recently received much attention as a way to stimulate venture investment.
Mr. Kim is a recognized expert in international finance, securities and asset management, having served as a member of the Financial Development Deliberation Committee of the Ministry of Finance and Economy and as a member of the Securities Market Listing and Disclosure Committee of the Korea Exchange.