KFN Announces New Advisory Board Member
Drew Edwards ('01/'01JD)
Founder, CEO & CIO - Unsonian Investments, LLC
Drew is Founder, CEO and CIO of Usonian Investments, LLC, an independent investment advisory firm with offices in Chicago and Tokyo. The firm launched in 2017 when Drew completed his buyout from Advisory Research Inc, the asset management subsidiary of Piper Jaffray & Company. Usonian’s AUM exceeds $1 billion invested in international equities. Usonian’s governance focused investment approach calls for collaborative engagement with management to enhance corporate value and influence outcomes.
Prior to founding Usonian, Drew was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of international equities at Advisory Research. Before joining Advisory Research, he was an investment professional at Taiyo Pacific Partners, and an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. He also has held management positions at McKesson Corporation and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Drew earned a BA in International Business from Sophia University in Tokyo and an MBA and JD from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He was admitted to The State Bar of California and is a Director and Officer of the Japan American Society of Chicago, where he also serves on the Executive Committee.