Your access to Asia’s largest investor bases

Reconnect with Asian investors and global private debt leaders at the 2nd annual PDI APAC Forum on 13 April in Singapore. Understand how market volatility has shifted investor appetites and where opportunities lie in Asia’s private credit markets.

Join Asia’s behemoth investors to analyse APAC’s most promising growth markets in 2022.

Key conversations include: 

  • Vital trends changing investor outlook and private credit allocations
  • Crucial considerations for Asian investors when selecting fund managers
  • How global LPs are looking at return profiles of Asia-Pacific private debt compared with developed and public markets
  • and much more.

Fundraise effectively. Reconnect easily. Gain an edge.

Build trusting relationships

Start your fundraising journey by getting early access to APAC investors and connecting with the private debt-focused community on the ground.

Gain investor insights directly from the market

Discuss APAC investors’ future capital allocations in roundtables and plenary sessions in-person.

Advanced and extended networking

Access Asia Pacific investors virtually one month ahead of the live event and continue to explore new opportunities five months after the live event.

2021 featured speakers

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Key insights from 2021 event

 

Among many highlights in 2021, BlackRock, CPPIB, PAG and Sunsuper told us why the APAC region has led the new trajectory in the recovery. Many more institutional investors and strategic partners shared their perspectives through live discussions. View the highlights today. 


 

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Our attendees include the region’s biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Avenue Capital Group
Aware Super
AXA Life Insurance
Benesse Group Pension Fund
China Taiping Life Insurance (Hong Kong)
Daiwa House Industry Pension Fund
DBJ Asset Management
DENSO Pension Fund
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Hana Financial Investment
Hanhwa General Insurance
Hanwha Asset Management
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Macquarie Group
Manulife
MGG Investment Group
NGS super
Nippon Wealth Life Insurance
Non-Government Schools Superannuation Fund
ORIX Life Insurance
PAG
Pension Fund Association
Prudential Life Insurance Korea
Revolution Asset Management
SC Lowry
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Tong Yang Life Insurance
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
And many more...

What our attendees say

Kim, Sang Hoon

Lead Portfolio Manager / Alternative Investment, Meritz Asset Management Co., Ltd.

It was very helpful for me to understand Korea, Asia, and the global private debt market.

Tetsuya Nagamochi

Shinsei Bank

A good opportunity to connect with the market, hear market participants’ opinions and views from home.

Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle

Great way to connect people during this unprecedented time. One of the best alternatives conferences I have participated this year – very well presented by each…

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2021 speakers

Amit Agarwal

Head - Stressed Assets Strategy, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

Amit is a founding member of the stressed assets business in Edelweiss and has been instrumental in creating a leadership position for Edelweiss in this space in India. As the head of the stressed assets strategy in Edelweiss today, he oversees ~US$… Read full bio
Robin Blumenthal PEI

Robin Blumenthal

Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal is the Americas Editor at Private Debt Investor. She spent many years covering the public markets, including 20 years as a senior editor at Barron’s magazine, where she presaged the US housing collapse and the 2008 financial… Read full bio
Cameron Bunnell Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cameron Bunnell

Global Director of Analytics, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cameron Bunnell is Global Director of Analytics of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. He has 20 years finance and professional services experience with 10 years in structured finance origination and modelling. Based out of EMEA, he leads the team w… Read full bio
Raymond Chan CPPIB Asia

Raymond Chan

Managing Director, Head of APAC Credit, CPPIB Asia

Raymond leads our Asia credit business. Prior to joining CPPIB, he was a managing director at SSG Capital responsible for special situations investments and secured lending in Greater China. Previously, Raymond was the Head of Greater China at Interm… Read full bio
Manda Chan, Evercore Private Funds Group

Manda Chan

Co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business, Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG)

Manda Chan is a co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business of the Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG), and is based in Hong Kong. PFG is one of the most active global placement agents focused on advising and executing capital raisings for private… Read full bio
Kei W Chua Bain Capital Credit

Kei W Chua

Managing Director, Bain Capital Credit

Mr. Kei Chua joined Bain Capital Credit in 2016. He is a Managing Director based in Bain Capital Credit’s Hong Kong office and is a member of the Distressed and Special Situations team focused on special situations and portfolio investing. Previously… Read full bio

Ryan Chung

Managing Director and Head of Principal Investment, Huatai International

Ryan Chung is the head and founder of Huatai International’s private credit investment arm and manages fund portfolio of over US$1.5 billion in AUM. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in secured private debt, quasi-debt and private equity investmen… Read full bio
Mei Colani Li VI Asset Management

Mei Colani Li

Head of Private Credit, VI Asset Management

Ms Colani Li has over 20 years of experience in finance and middle market direct lending across Asia Pacific and is co-founding the Private Credit lending business at VI. Prior to joining VI, Ms Colani Li was a Partner at ADM Capital, a USD1.5 billio… Read full bio

Mike Cowell

Portfolio Manager, Credit Income, Aware Super

Mike Cowell is the Portfolio Manager of Credit Income at Aware Super (formerly First State Super), one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. Credit Income is responsible for credit investments in the fund including offshore corporate, infrastr… Read full bio

Hemant Daga

Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management

Hemant Daga has 18 years of investment experience and is the CEO for Edelweiss Asset Management. As the head of the Asset Management business, Hemant is responsible for the Alternatives business and the Mutual Fund business. He has been instrumental… Read full bio
Abizer Diwanji, EY India

Abizer Diwanji

Partner and Head – Financial Services, EY India

Abizer is the Head of Financial Services with EY India. He was the founding partner of the Restructuring and Turnaround business for EY in India. He has 30+ years’ experience in advising in M&A advisory, Restructuring advisory, Business advisory… Read full bio
Anita Ferreira Vivriti Capital

Anita Ferreira

Head - Debt Capital Markets, CredAvenue

Anita is a senior professional with close to two decades of work experience spanning domestic and international debt markets. She has worked extensively in the areas of Debt Capital Markets, Treasury, Corporate Finance and Project Finance encompassin… Read full bio
Anil Gorthy Avenue Capital Group

Anil Gorthy

Senior Portfolio Manager, Avenue Capital Group

Mr. Gorthy is responsible for directing the investment activities of the Avenue Asia Strategy and has over 20 years of investment experience in Asia. Prior to joining Avenue in 2014, Mr. Gorthy was a Managing Director and Partner at Pacific Alliance… Read full bio
Chris Gradel PAG

Chris Gradel

Founding Partner, PAG

PAG’s Absolute Returns business is led by Chris Gradel, who founded PAG in 2002. Mr. Gradel has over 20 years of investment experience across Asia. Prior to founding PAG, Mr. Gradel led several investments for the Marmon Group in China and was an eng… Read full bio

Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jayme Han, Executive Director, Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, is responsible for JLL Asia Pacific mandates and distribution in the firm's Global Funds Advisory team. Ms Han takes on regional responsibilities focused on advisory mandates and di… Read full bio
Yuko Hara ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara

Director, Alternative Investments Team, ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara is a Director of Alternative Investment Team of Investment Department. She took this position in July 2020 and has been responsible for managing mainly Private Debt while the team is covering Private Equity, Infrastructures Real Estate. Pri… Read full bio
Lucas Hartmann NGS Super

Lucas Hartmann

Senior Manager, Equities, Fixed Income and Alternatives, NGS Super

Lucas heads equity, fixed income, and liquid alternatives at NGS Super and for these portfolios he leads manager selection, co-investments, portfolio construction and derivative overlays. NGS Super is a $12 billion Australian profit to members Indust… Read full bio
Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

Tsutomu Ishida is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Group. He took this position in April 2015 and has been responsible for managing alternative investment which includes investment in private equity fund, hedge fund, debt fund and r… Read full bio
Kulbhushan Kalia Allianz

Kulbhushan Kalia

Head of Private Debt, Asia and Lead – Investment Strategy and Alternatives, Asia, Allianz Investment Management Singapore

Kulbhushan is Head of Private Debt, Asia for Allianz Investment Management. He also leads investment strategy for Allianz’s Balance Sheets in Asia with an AUM of ~EUR 34bn. Kulbhushan has over 15 years of experience in the fields of asset management,… Read full bio

Takahiro Kato

Executive Officer, Head of Global Fund Investment, DBJ Asset Management

Takahiro Kato is responsible for investments in infrastructure and energy funds as a gate keeper, which includes not only global and regional universe but also Japanese domestic infrastructure mandate. Takahiro joined DBJ group in 1995, and experienc… Read full bio

Rosy Khanna

Regional Industry Director, Financial Institutions Group Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation

Ms. Rosy Khanna is the Regional Industry Director for Financial Institutions Asia Pacific at the International Finance Corporation. She has almost three decades of experience at IFC financing and investing in projects in emerging markets across the g… Read full bio
James Kirby Deerpath Capital

James Kirby

President and Co-founder, Deerpath Capital

James Kirby is the President and Co-founder of Deerpath Capital. He was previously a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in credit investing at Dune Capital Management, LP and its predecessor fund at Soros Fund Management LLC from 2004-2006. He w… Read full bio
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director – Japan Representative, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, where she heads the firm’s Tokyo office. She is primarily responsible for client management and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2012, Tomoko wa… Read full bio
Foster Lee Gaw Capital Partners

Foster Lee

Senior Director, Credit Investment and Corporate Finance, Gaw Capital Partners

Foster Lee has over 15 years’ experience in direct lending, structured finance and asset-based lending across Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Foster has also worked across multiple roles including credit/risk management, deal originations, syn… Read full bio

Soo Cheon Lee

Chief Investment Officer, SC Lowy

Soo Cheon is the SC in SC Lowy and is responsible for the investment side of the business. He has been analysing distressed opportunities alongside Michel Lowy for almost 20 years, dating back to the Asian financial crisis, when they helped to build… Read full bio
Susan Lee Albourne Partners

Susan Lee

Partner, Hedge Fund and Private Credit Research Analyst, Albourne Partners

Susan Lee is Partner and Investment Due Diligence Analyst for Asian hedge funds and private credit funds at Albourne Partners. Previously Susan worked as Portfolio Management Analyst at Pacific Alternative Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds in I… Read full bio
Vibhor Mittal Vivriti Group

Vibhor Mittal

Chief Products Officer, CredAvenue

Vibhor Mittal is Chief Products Officer, Vivriti Group. At Vivriti, Vibhor looks at new product development, structuring and execution of transactions across all group platforms – NBFC business (Vivriti Capital), enterprise debt marketplace (CredAven… Read full bio
Lillian Nunez, IFM Investors

Lillian Nunez

Executive Director – Debt Investments, IFM Investors

Lillian is responsible for joint management of key credit portfolios, credit product strategies including the IFM Specialised Credit Fund (SCF), and heads the team responsible for conducting credit analysis, due diligence, and investment recommendati… Read full bio

Haewon Park

Senior Vice President, Vogo Fund Asset Management

Haewon Park is the Vice President of Vogo Fund Asset Management. Ms. Park has c.10 years of asset management and finance experience. Prior to joining Vogo Fund Asset Management, Ms. Park was a Manager at Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, where sh… Read full bio

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, Mr. Racz was President of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy fund and was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, R… Read full bio
Narayan Ramachandran KludeIn Acquisition Corporation

Narayan Ramachandran

Chairman, Vivriti Asset Management

Narayan Ramachandran is the Chairman and CEO of KludeIn Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) listed on NASDAQ. Narayan is also the co-Chairman of Unitus Capital, India's largest social enterprise bank. Narayan is curr… Read full bio
Yann Robard, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

Yann Robard

Managing Partner, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

Yann Robard is the Managing Partner at Whitehorse Liquidity Partners and has over 20 years of private equity experience. Established in 2015, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing structured liquidity solutions f… Read full bio

Bob Sahota

Chief Investment Officer, Revolution Asset Management

Mr Sahota is the Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Revolution Asset Management, a specialist investment manager established to provide institutional and high net worth investors with access to the Australian & New Zealand… Read full bio

Samarendra Singh

Principal, Equity Investment Unit, Asian Development Bank

Samarendra Singh is Principal Investment Specialist in Equity Investment Unit of ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department handling the Bank’s direct equity investments. He joined ADB in November 2015. Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Singh worked for Aozo… Read full bio

Kevin Smithen

Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, Digital Colony and Colony Capital

Kevin Smithen is Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at Digital Colon and Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Mr. Smithen has over 25 years of experience in the global communications services and digital infrastructure sectors and plays a leading ro… Read full bio

Thomas Swain

Director, Private Fund Group, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

Thomas joined the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group in 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for leading PFG’s advisory and fundraising execution activities in Asia Pacific across both primary fundraisings and secondary liquidity solutions… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… Read full bio
Bruce Tomlinson

Bruce Tomlinson

Head of Alternative Strategies, Sunsuper

Bruce Tomlinson joined Sunsuper in October 2007. He has 30 years of investment experience, including the past 21 years as a Portfolio Manager. At Sunsuper Bruce is the Head of Alternative Strategies, which is an alternatives investment program he est… Read full bio
Bahram Vakil, AZB & Partners

Bahram Vakil

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, AZB & Partners

Bahram Vakil is amongst India’s foremost restructuring, bankruptcy, infrastructure and project finance attorneys. As part of his restructuring and bankruptcy experience, Bahram has advised several distressed funds, insolvency professionals, domestic… Read full bio
Pramod Vijayasankar, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Pramod Vijayasankar

Principal Investment Officer, Investment Operations, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Pramod Vijayasankar is Principal Investment Officer in the Banking team at AIIB which has responsibility for investments into equity and debt funds/platforms, capital markets & structured products, digital infrastructure, financial institutions… Read full bio
Carola Wiksten Aware Super

Carola Wiksten

Senior Investment Analyst - Private Debt, Aware Super

Carola Wiksten is a Senior Investment Analyst at Aware Super, formally known as First State Super. Carola joined in April 2020 and works in the Credit Income team. Carola is responsible for assessing direct credit investment opportunities in Australi… Read full bio

Isaac Wong

Executive Director of Principal Investment, Huatai International 

Previously with Deutsche Bank, BAML and ANZ, Isaac Wong has over 22 years of professional experience across leverage & acquisition finance, private & structured credit and capital markets across Asia-Pacific. He has structured and deployed ov… Read full bio
Celia Yan BlackRock

Celia Yan

Head of China, Co-PM of Asia Pacific Private Credit, BlackRock

Celia Yan, Managing Director, is the Head of China, a co-portfolio manager of the Asia Pacific Private Credit, and an investment committee member. She is part of the Asian Credit leadership team to help build out BlackRock’s regional private credit p… Read full bio

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Aflac Life Insurance Japan
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Aware Super
AXA Life Insurance
Benesse Group Pension Fund
DBJ Asset Management
DENSO Pension Fund
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Hana Financial Investment
Hanhwa General Insurance
Hanwha Asset Management
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
KB Insurance
KB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Lotte Insurance
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
MetLife Insurance
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
National Credit Union Federation of Korea
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
ORIX Life Insurance
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Pension Fund Association
Prudential Life Insurance Korea
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Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
West Valley Capital
Tong Yang Life Insurance
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
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Private Debt Investor APAC Forum 2022 - Thursday 14th

PDI Welcome and Keynote Panel
08:30 - 08:50

Registration and investor breakfast (by invitation)

08:50 - 09:00

PDI welcome and opening remarks

09:00 - 09:40

Keynote Panel: Global private debt outlook

  • The pandemic has created investing opportunities not seen in over a decade. How have pricing, structures and other considerations shaped the private debt investment throughout the past year and in 2022?
  • Which private debt strategies will gain most traction over the coming months with LPs?
  • Sponsor vs non-sponsor backed lending: where are the opportunities?
  • Where are global LPs interested across the whole credit spectrum?
  • How are technology and data analytics playing a role in navigating increasingly complex portfolios?
APAC Private Debt: Markets, Sentiment & Strategies
09:40 - 10:00

Investor Panel: How do global investors view the Asia opportunity?

  • Analysing allocations – what place has Asia within a global debt mandate?
  • Where and why are LPs putting their money in Asia, compared with US and European markets?
  • How has LP sentiment toward alternative debt strategies shifted before and after the pandemic?
  • How are LPs taking into account ESG issues into the decision-making processes?
  • The question of fees – is the power dynamic shifting to the LP?
10:00 - 10:30

Morning networking

10:30 - 11:10

Keynote Panel: Asian private debt in a post-covid world

  • How are covid and macroeconomic factors transforming Asian private debt landscape?
  • As the market begins to emerge from the covid crisis, what makes private debt in Asia a more compelling opportunity than other asset classes?
  • Is the “sit and wait” still a common approach among Asian LPs? What kind of investors should take Asia private credit into consideration?
  • How do GPs tackle these challenges in Asia private credit: weaker legal frameworks, fx exposure and complexity in deal execution?
11:10 - 11:50

Quick Fire: Australia, China and India under the microscope

  • The macros and the dynamics
  • Where are the most attractive yields in each market
  • Questions from the investors
11:50 - 12:20

Presentation: Analysing the opportunity in private debt secondaries

12:20 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:40

Panel: Covid is no obstacle for real estate and infrastructure debts

  • Which unique opportunities have GPs seen from the crisis in terms of market and sectors?
  • How are Asian LPs’ appetites developing for real estate debt vs infrastructure debt?
  • Overview of the future of office and digital infrastructure: Are these areas driving real asset debt growth?
  • What changes are managers expecting to see in a post-covid landscape?
14:40 - 15:10

Presentation: Breaking down ESG in Private Debt

15:10 - 15:40

Afternoon networking

Global Private Debt: Value Hunting
15:40 - 16:20

Panel: The opportunities in global distressed debt

  • To what extent have recent events created opportunities in the distressed debt and or special situations?
  • Which markets and segments have the greatest potential and attract more players?
  • Are Asian LPs more or less willing to commit capital for opportunistic investments than global LPs?
  • Are there any potential pitfalls LPs to be wary of when considering expansion into Asia distressed space?
16:20 - 17:00

Presentation: The current state of mid-market direct lending in North America

An overview of US middle-market earnings soar compared to pre-pandemic, why opportunities in middle-market direct lending can offer more compelling yields relative to the broadly syndicated market?

17:00 - 17:30

Investor fireside chat (followed by Networking reception)