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.

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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.

Keynote speakers

Dong Hun Jang, former CIO, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

Tom Tull, former CIO, Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)

Hear from two former CIOs from South Korea sovereign fund, POBA and public pension, ERS sharing how to create resilient portfolios in rapidly changing markets.

2022 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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Join our influential global audience

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

Diana Reeves, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana Reeves

Director, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana is a co-founder and director of Cabot Capital Partners, a Singapore-based boutique asset manager/adviser focussed on connecting Asian private market opportunities with mid-sized institutions and private investors globally. Diana’s multi-decade… Read full bio

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also chairs Northleaf’s ESG and Bus… Read full bio

Sabrina Du

Investment Manager, AXA China Region Insurance Company

Sabrina Du is leading alternative investment for AXA China Region Insurance Company. She is responsible for sourcing and underwriting real estate, private equity, private debt and high yield bond strategies. Prior to joining AXA, Sabrina took varied… 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, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director in Hamilton Lane’s Client Solutions Group, 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 Hamilto… 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 Associate, HarbourVest Partners

Natalia Haewon Park is a Senior Associate at HarbourVest Partners. Ms. Park has 13 years of asset management and finance experience. Prior to joining HarbourVest, she was a Vice President of Vogo Fund Asset Management and a Manager at Shinhan BNP Par… Read full bio

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, where he serves as President and is a member of the Investment Committee, 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 billi… 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

Co-Head of Asian Private Credit, BlackRock

Celia Yan, Managing Director, is Co-Head of Asian Private Credit, BlackRock. Celia co-manages BlackRock’s Asian Private Credit portfolios, including the APAC Private Credit Opportunities Funds, and is a voting member of the Asian Private Credit inves… Read full bio

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Aflac Life Insurance Japan
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
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)
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ORIX Life Insurance
PAG
Pension Fund Association
Prudential Life Insurance Korea
Sunsuper
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Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
West Valley Capital
Tong Yang Life Insurance
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
And many more...

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Day 1
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Agenda

PDI APAC Forum 2022 - Wednesday 13th

Times in UTC+8
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and arrival break

09:00 - 09:05

PDI welcome and opening remarks

Valerie Mantot-Groene
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Interim Country Head - Singapore , Apex Group

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09:10 - 09:50

Keynote panel: Global private debt outlook

Sakshi Abraham , David Ross, Tingting Zhang, Cameron Bunnell, Omar Dapul, Mark Glengarry
  • The pandemic has created investing opportunities not seen in over a decade. How have covid-19, pricing, inflation, geopolitical risk and other considerations shaped private debt investment throughout the past two years and in 2022/2023?
  • Which private debt strategies will gain most traction over the coming months with investors?
  • How do managers see the investment opportunities evolving, are ESG and technology adoption integral parts of it?
  • What are the technology trends shaping the industry and how are private debt funds successfully engaging with technology?
A speaker photo for Sakshi Abraham

Sakshi Abraham

Director, APAC Financing Group, Credit Suisse (Singapore)

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David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Tingting Zhang, TerraCotta

Tingting Zhang

Founder, TerraCotta

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Cameron Bunnell Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cameron Bunnell

Senior Director, Product Strategy - Asset Management, Broadridge Financial Solutions

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Omar Dapul

Head of International Solutions, Allvue

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Mark Glengarry

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit, Blackstone

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09:55 - 10:40

Panel: Covid is no obstacle for real estate debt

Yvonne Siew, Johnny Adji, Ralf Kind, Akihito Watanabe, Robert Petty
  • Where do industry leaders see the opportunities in terms of market and sectors?
  • How are investors’ appetites developing for real estate debt?
  • Overview of the future of office and data centres: Are these areas driving real estate debt growth?
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Yvonne Siew

Head, Real Estate Advisory and Investments, Bank of Singapore

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Johnny Adji Cambridge Associates Asia

Johnny Adji

Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates Asia

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Ralf Kind, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild

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Akihito Watanabe

Managing Director, Pierfront Capital

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Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Fiera Capital (Asia)

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10:40 - 11:10

Morning Break

11:10 - 11:45

Keynote interview: When East meets West

Tom Tull, Dong Hun Jang, Jayashree Jena
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Tom Tull

Former Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas

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Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, YULCHON

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Jayashree Jena

Associate Director – Private Debt, TransAsia Private Capital

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11:50 - 12:30

[Virtual] Investor Panel: How do investors view opportunities in the private credit markets?

Sabrina Du, Fanda Ho, Dom Beckers, Pramod Vijayasankar
  • What is driving investors allocations to private credit, and what further appetite shifts can we expect from investors in 2022?
  • Are there any new markets that APAC investors are starting to consider investing in?
  • What are the new norms that private credit investors are expecting to see in the IR manager relationships?
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Sabrina Du

Investment Manager, AXA China Region Insurance Company

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Fanda Ho, Prudential Hong Kong

Fanda Ho

Head of Investments, Prudential Hong Kong

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Dom Beckers

Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Interest and Absolute Returns, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

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Pramod Vijayasankar, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Pramod Vijayasankar

Principal Investment Officer, Investment Operations, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:05

[Virtual] Panel: How China’s credit market is changing now

Jingjing Bai, Joyce Liang, Jinglei Chen, Marc Bosnyak
  • The current situation in China’s real estate sector and what investors need to pay attention to with regards to bond defaults
  • How severe would contagion risks be moving forward in public market if more defaults pile up?
  • Will private debt displace public bond allocations in investors’ portfolios?
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Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

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Joyce Liang BofAML

Joyce Liang

Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research, BofA Securities

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Jinglei Chen

Managing Director and Founding Member, BEI Capital

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Marc Bosnyak, Core Capital Asia

Marc Bosnyak

Managing Director, Core Capital Asia

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14:10 - 14:35

Fireside chat: What’s next for Asia private debt?

Diana Reeves, Nitish Agarwal, Ani Deshmukh
Diana Reeves, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana Reeves

Director, Cabot Capital Partners

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Nitish Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Orion Capital Asia

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Ani Deshmukh, OMERS

Ani Deshmukh

Managing Director, OMERS

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14:40 - 15:05

Presentation: The Indian Performing Credit Opportunity

Vineet Sukumar
  • The performing credit opportunity in India
  • The role of technology in tapping into the opportunity
  • The multiplier impact effect that takes place as a result of investing in the space
Vineet Sukumar, Vivriti Asset Management

Vineet Sukumar

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vivriti Asset Management

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15:05 - 15:25

Afternoon break

15:25 - 15:45

[Virtual] Presentation: European middle market direct lending

James Greenwood
  • Outlook of the European middle market – developed vs emerging markets
  • How has the competitive landscape evolved in the past year?
  • How has the direct lender changed the investment practices in response to the new insights gained and risks faced?
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James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

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15:50 - 16:15

South-East Asia venture debt - Overview, trends and how it works

Annie Koh, Jeremy Loh, Roger Prinz, Jaideep Lakshminarayanan
  • GP: What is the outlook for South-East Asia venture debt?
  • LP: What should investors look out for in the year ahead?
  • Entrepreneur: How is venture debt fitting into their business model?
Annie Koh, Singapore Management University

Annie Koh

Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) and Senior Advisor, Business Families Institute, Singapore Management University

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Jeremy Loh, Genesis Alternative Ventures

Jeremy Loh

Managing Partner, Co-Founder and General Partner, Genesis Alternative Ventures

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Roger Prinz, Silverhorn Group

Roger Prinz

Chief Investment Officer, Silverhorn Group

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Jaideep Lakshminarayanan, Trusting Social

Jaideep Lakshminarayanan

Chief Financial Officer, Trusting Social

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16:20 - 16:55

Keynote Panel: Spotlight on private debt in Asia-Pacific

Kulbhushan Kalia, Edward Tong, Aiva Sperberga, Muhammad Shahjahan, Celia Yan
  • What are some of the misconceptions that Asian investors may have had about the private debt in the past and how has that changed over time?
  • What makes APAC private debt a more compelling opportunity than other asset classes?
  • How do managers tackle these challenges in Asian private credit: weaker legal frameworks, fx exposure and complexity in deal execution?
Kulbhushan Kalia Allianz

Kulbhushan Kalia

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

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Edward Tong

Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners

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Aiva Sperberga, Campbell Lutyens

Aiva Sperberga

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

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Muhammad Shahjahan

Head of Debt Services, APAC, MUFG Investor Services

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Celia Yan BlackRock

Celia Yan

Co-Head of Asian Private Credit, BlackRock

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17:00 - 17:05

Chair’s closing remarks

Valerie Mantot-Groene
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Interim Country Head - Singapore , Apex Group

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2022 Speakers

Sakshi Abraham

Director, APAC Financing Group, Credit Suisse (Singapore)

Sakshi joined the Credit Suisse APAC Financing Group (AFG) in 2016 and is based in Singapore. As a senior Structurer in AFG’s South East Asia team, she is responsible for structuring and execution of private debt and special situation transactions fo… Read full bio
Johnny Adji Cambridge Associates Asia

Johnny Adji

Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates Asia

Johnny Adji is a Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Associates, based in Singapore, and a member of the Real Assets Investment Group. This global group sources and monitors real asset investments (real estate, infrastructure and global natural r… Read full bio

Nitish Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Orion Capital Asia

Mr. Nitish Agarwal has more than 25 years of experience in private debt markets across Asia. In 2020, he led the management buyout of the credit platform that he had set up ten years ago backed by Olympus Capital Asia private equity. Last year, the f… Read full bio

Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

Jingjing Bai is an advisor to bfinance in Asia since 2019, based in Hong Kong. In the recent years, Jingjing led a global alternative investment program mandated by Chinese State Owned Enterprises, covering Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Asset… Read full bio

Dom Beckers

Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Interest and Absolute Returns, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

A Senior portfolio manager within VFMC’s Fixed Interest and Absolute Return Research team, Domien (Dom) is responsible for managing a $10Bn portfolio of externally managed funds. Over the last 20 years Dom has worked in asset management and consultin… Read full bio
Marc Bosnyak, Core Capital Asia

Marc Bosnyak

Managing Director, Core Capital Asia

Mr. Bosnyak sources, structures and facilitates funding of real estate mezzanine, preferred equity and other high yield debt transactions in mainland China, using an onshore/offshore financing structure which he helped to pioneer in the mid 2000s. Cl… Read full bio
Cameron Bunnell Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cameron Bunnell

Senior Director, Product Strategy - Asset Management, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cameron Bunnell is Senior Director, Product Strategy - Asset Management 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 E… Read full bio

Jinglei Chen

Managing Director and Founding Member, BEI Capital

Jinglei Chen is the Managing Director and Founding member of BEI Capital. She is responsible for real estate value-added and private lending investment strategy, execution and capital raising. Previously, she was with Grosvenor Asia. Prior to that, s… Read full bio

Omar Dapul

Head of International Solutions, Allvue

Omar Dapul is Head of Solutions Engineering – Europe / Asia at Allvue Systems. In 2011, Omar established the first international office of Allvue Credit (formerly Black Mountain Systems) and grew the business prior to the merger and formation of Allv… Read full bio
Ani Deshmukh, OMERS

Ani Deshmukh

Managing Director, OMERS

Having joined OMERS Asia in January 2021 in the Capital Markets team, Ani is responsible for building out the public and private credit capabilities for OMERS in Asia. Working closely with the regional and global OMERS teams as well as with external… Read full bio

Sabrina Du

Investment Manager, AXA China Region Insurance Company

Sabrina Du is leading alternative investment for AXA China Region Insurance Company. She is responsible for sourcing and underwriting real estate, private equity, private debt and high yield bond strategies. Prior to joining AXA, Sabrina took varied… Read full bio

Mark Glengarry

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit, Blackstone

Mark Glengarry is a Senior Managing Director with Blackstone Credit based in Sydney. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Glengarry was with Anchorage Capital Group for seven years as a Managing Director in London and Sydney, where he worked across all asp… Read full bio

James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

James joined Permira Credit in June 2007 and has led the business as Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. He is a member of all Permira Credit investment committees. James has over 30 years of European credit experience. In his early career he… Read full bio
Fanda Ho, Prudential Hong Kong

Fanda Ho

Head of Investments, Prudential Hong Kong

Fanda leads the Investment team in Prudential Hong Kong and is responsible for Strategic Asset Allocation and Portfolio Hedging to enhance the return and risk management for the products in order to meet the long term investment target. She is also r… Read full bio

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, YULCHON

Mr. Jang has joined the firm in April 2022 as a Senior Advisor in YULCHON, a major law firm in Korea. Previously, he had senior management oversight of POBA investments as a CIO totaling around US$ 17 bil. and led the strategic expansion in overseas… Read full bio

Jayashree Jena

Associate Director – Private Debt, TransAsia Private Capital

Jayashree works as Associate Director at TransAsia Private Capital Limited based out of Singapore. TransAsia is a Hong Kong headquartered Private Debt Asset Management firm founded in 2013. In her role at TransAsia, Jayashree is responsible for origi… 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
Ralf Kind, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf is responsible for the development of the real estate debt business at Edmond de Rothschild REIM. He has over two decades of experience and track record in real estate finance. Ralf has acted as a banker/lender in the UK, German, Austrian, Dutch… Read full bio
Annie Koh, Singapore Management University

Annie Koh

Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) and Senior Advisor, Business Families Institute, Singapore Management University

Professor Annie Koh is Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU). She is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator. Professor Koh is appointed as Chairman… Read full bio
Jaideep Lakshminarayanan, Trusting Social

Jaideep Lakshminarayanan

Chief Financial Officer, Trusting Social

Jaideep is the CFO of Trusting Social, an AI Fintech company that provides the underwriting and digital onboarding infrastructure for banks to provide credit to underbanked consumers. At Trusting Social, apart from the finance and investor functions,… Read full bio
Joyce Liang BofAML

Joyce Liang

Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research, BofA Securities

Joyce Liang is a Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research in BofA Securities, and covers Asia Credit Strategy. Prior to assuming the role of credit strategist in 2016, she was a credit analyst focusing on China high-yield property d… Read full bio
Jeremy Loh, Genesis Alternative Ventures

Jeremy Loh

Managing Partner, Co-Founder and General Partner, Genesis Alternative Ventures

Jeremy is a pioneer of venture debt investing in Southeast Asia. A seasoned investor with 15 years of experience in the venture debt and venture equity ecosystem across the US, Europe and Southeast Asia, Jeremy has handled more than US$200m in equity… Read full bio
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Interim Country Head - Singapore , Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene is the APAC Regional Managing Director and Interim Country of Head for Singapore. Valerie leads the firm’s growth and performance across the APAC region. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the alternative asset managem… Read full bio

Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Fiera Capital (Asia)

Rob Petty is Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital (Asia). Since founding the Clearwater Funds in 2001 along with Amit Gupta, they have invested profitably across credit market cycles, investment sectors and geographies, building an Asia-focused busines… Read full bio
Roger Prinz, Silverhorn Group

Roger Prinz

Chief Investment Officer, Silverhorn Group

With more than 14 years of relevant industry experience, Roger Prinz joined Silverhorn as Chief Investment Officer in late 2021 to further develop the firm’s investment capabilities. He brings a wealth of experience to the role leading Silverhorn’s t… Read full bio
Diana Reeves, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana Reeves

Director, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana is a co-founder and director of Cabot Capital Partners, a Singapore-based boutique asset manager/adviser focussed on connecting Asian private market opportunities with mid-sized institutions and private investors globally. Diana’s multi-decade… Read full bio
David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit, responsible for overseeing the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private credit investments globally. He is also involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business… Read full bio

Muhammad Shahjahan

Head of Debt Services, APAC, MUFG Investor Services

Muhammad Shahjahan is the Head of Debt Services, Asia Pacific for MUFG Investor Services where he was responsible for servicing a broad spectrum of asset classes ranging from private debt, syndicated bank loans and distressed credit. He has a deep un… Read full bio

Yvonne Siew

Head, Real Estate Advisory and Investments, Bank of Singapore

Yvonne Siew was appointed Head of Real Estate Advisory and Investments for Bank of Singapore in July 2019. She is responsible for the structuring, due diligence and distribution of investment products with Real Estate as the underlying. Yvonne has mo… Read full bio
Aiva Sperberga, Campbell Lutyens

Aiva Sperberga

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

Aiva Sperberga has been with Campbell Lutyens secondary advisory team since 2009 and has advised clients on a wide range of secondary transactions across various asset classes, including private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real estate.… Read full bio
Vineet Sukumar, Vivriti Asset Management

Vineet Sukumar

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vivriti Asset Management

Vineet is the Founder and CEO of Vivriti Asset Management. Vineet is also the co-founder of Vivriti Group which was founded in 2017 and comprises of the India's largest debt platform ‘CredAvenue’ along with a NBFC. Vivriti Group - backed by marquee i… Read full bio

Edward Tong

Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners

Mr. Tong is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2021, Mr. Tong was a Managing Director and the Head of Private Debt Asia at Partners Group, where he was responsible for senior and junior debt investments in sponsor… Read full bio

Tom Tull

Former Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Tom Tull, CFA, with 40+ years of investment experience in both private and public capital markets was the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where he managed a $36 billion Trust. While at ERS Mr. Tull has been… 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

Akihito Watanabe

Managing Director, Pierfront Capital

Aki joined Pierfront Capital in 2019 and is actively involved in the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm, with a core focus on real estate. Pierfront Capital is a Singapore based fund manager that offers b… Read full bio
Celia Yan BlackRock

Celia Yan

Co-Head of Asian Private Credit, BlackRock

Celia Yan, Managing Director, is Co-Head of Asian Private Credit, BlackRock. Celia co-manages BlackRock’s Asian Private Credit portfolios, including the APAC Private Credit Opportunities Funds, and is a voting member of the Asian Private Credit inves… Read full bio
Tingting Zhang, TerraCotta

Tingting Zhang

Founder, TerraCotta

Dr. Tingting Zhang is the Founder & CEO of the TerraCotta Group. She oversees the firm’s investment activities and manages portfolio risk. Dr. Zhang heads TerraCotta’s Credit Committee. She also leads the research and methodology agenda at the Te… Read full bio

In-person guideline

Our venue

Sofitel Singapore City Centre
9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885

To help keep you and your peers safe, we require you to follow the Covid principles below to ensure the smooth running of the PDI APAC Forum 2022.

All attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status before checking into the event’s venue. All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve. All attendees will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Test in the morning of the conference and provide proof of a negative test result to gain entry to the conference.

To expedite this process, PEI Media and our venue will be using the physical copy of vaccination, or digital proof of COVID-related health insights from “TraceTogether” and “HealthHub” mobile apps. Complete your health screening with the apps ahead of time for expedited check-in and entry. We will NOT be accepting any other form of record of vaccination at the event. We are only accepting physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.

Questions? Please contact asiaevents@peimedia.com.

The below information is as of 2 March 2022 and will be updated if health, safety and security guidelines change.

What additional measures are being followed at PDI APAC Forum 2022?

We would like to ensure our attendees feel confident as they return to attending our in-person events. Click here for Sofitel Singapore City Centre document outlining actions the hotel is taking.

What is the current Covid-19 situation in Singapore? I plan to travel to Singapore to attend this conference, what are the current travel restrictions?

Singapore Government updates the latest Covid-19 news on their website, also click here to view the latest quarantine measures for inbound travellers.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test to attend?

When you arrive at the event, you’ll need to provide proof that you’re:

  • fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 according to your national vaccine programme
  • having a negative result of Antigen Rapid Test taken within 24 hours prior to event entry

We’ll let you know details as to how you provide the relevant result of Antigen Rapid Test nearer the time of the event.

(*Definition of fully vaccinated varies among cities, however, you will be required to take your 2nd dose at least 14 days before the event i.e. 30 March 2022)

How to show my vaccination?

You can present your vaccination record through:
1. TraceTogether mobile app,
2. HealthHub mobile app or
3. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (Hard copy)

What do I need to do if I receive my vaccination outside of Singapore?

If you had received your vaccination outside of Singapore

  • Please click here to view the list of recognized Covid-19 vaccines outside Singapore
  • Guests must prepare and present Covid-19 Vaccination Record (issues outside Singapore)

Do I need to wear a mask?

All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve in the hotel’s public spaces at all times.

What do I need to do before collecting my name badge at the venue?

You can present your vaccination record through:

  • TraceTogether Application or
  • a physical vaccination card

If you are resident in Singapore, you must download the TraceTogether Application on your mobile phone. You need to open the App on your phone to scan for SafeEntry before entering the venue.

Foreigners will be asked to Download the TraceTogether Application on their mobile phone upon arriving in Singapore and if they take vaccination which is recognized by WHO, they will be issued a Pass which they can use for entry to the venue.

What happens if I cannot attend the event because I have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or am unable to travel due to changes in quarantine rules?

You can take part in the conference online and we will provide a partial credit to the next in-person PDI APAC event. Credits remain at the discretion of PEI Media.

Will there be any tracking of participants in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result?

Yes, if needed we will be asked to report any cases to The Department of Health for further handling.

Any questions regarding the event and vaccination requirements should be sent to asiaevents@peimedia.com.