Connecting APAC and global private debt markets

Expand new investment horizons at PDI APAC Forum on 30 March 2023. Create new connections, discover opportunities, and engage in insightful discussions with the global private debt community.

Connect with Asia’s behemoth investors and leading global allocators to analyse the region’s most promising private credit markets from an investor standpoint.

Key conversations include:

  • How to prepare yourself for changing investor appetites and dynamic scenarios in the markets
  • Vital trends impacting the investor outlook and private credit capital allocation
  • How global investors are looking at the return of Asia-Pacific’s private debt compared with developed and public markets

Fundraise effectively. Reconnect easily. Gain an edge.

Connect with APAC cornerstone investors

Meet and network with CDPQ, IFC, Japan Post Bank, Temasek, and more to discuss new investment opportunities and exchange market information.

Gain insights directly from the market

Hear rockstar speakers share APAC debt investor profiles, executive insights, and key ESG priorities to help fast-track your decision-making process.

Discover hidden gems and new investment

Gain regional market intelligence to strengthen your portfolio performance, accelerate quick-wins, and bring alpha opportunities to achieve your firm’s objectives.

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Key programme highlights include:

  • APAC investors’ appetite profile and checklist for selecting the best fund managers
  • Regional market deep dives and strategy preference profiles
  • The future development of private debt and how you can position yourself for long-term growth

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Key insights from 2022 event

 

Among many highlights in 2022, POBA, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, and more shared their unique perspectives on Asia-Pacific private debt investment. View post-event report today to have a glimpse of the APAC Forum 2022.

2022 attendees included:

Meet Asia-Pacific’s leading investors and private debt leaders from the region and across the globe in March 2023.
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Aware Super
AXA Life Insurance
Benesse Group Pension Fund
CDPQ
China Taiping Life Insurance (Hong Kong)
Daiwa House Industry Pension Fund
DBJ Asset Management
Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance Japan Post Bank
Hong Kong Jockey Club
IFC - International Finance Corporation
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Japan Co-Op Insurance Consumers' Co-Operative Federation
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
KoreaPost
Kyobo Life Insurance
Macquarie Group
Manulife
MGG Investment Group
NGS super
Nippon Wealth Life Insurance
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
Non-Government Schools Superannuation Fund
OMERS
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP)
PAG
Pension Fund Association
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Singapore Management University
Singlife
SunSuper
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Texas County & District Retirement System
The Hachijuni Bank
The University of hong Kong
Victorian Funds Management
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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PDI APAC Forum 2023 - Opening Cocktail - Wednesday 29th

All times in UTC+8 (Singapore)
16:30 - 19:30

PDI Opening Cocktail for LPs, delegates, and sponsors

A gathering of the most senior and influential leaders within private credit. Meet and drink with experts that deep dive into themes:

AI and technology; ESG in private debt; Tips for fundraising in Asia and Talent management

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PDI APAC Forum 2023 - Main day - Thursday 30th

All times in UTC+8 (Singapore)
08:00 - 08:30

Registration and networking breakfast

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast briefing: Asian private credit market 2023

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome from PDI

APAC Private Debt: Markets, Sentiment & Strategies
09:05 - 09:45

Opening panel: Finding alpha in APAC markets

  • The panel of experts discuss some case studies who have successfully launched and closed their funds in Asia
  • Asia at the forefront: How well Asian private credit market has survived its first stress test during the pandemic?
  • Analysing the capital raised and deployed – Is there a growing pool of opportunities in specific markets?
  • What should yield hunters be aware of by allocating into emerging markets?
09:45 - 10:20

Panel: What comes to mind when selecting the right private debt fund managers?

  • What criteria comes to the top of the mind, in terms of sourcing, manager selection, investment due diligence?
  • How are LPs evaluating private debt managers in multi geographies?
  • Generalist vs specialist managers – what are pros and cons of each type?
  • What should GPs do to differentiate themselves and what should GPs avoid doing?
10:20 - 10:40

Keynote presentation

10:40 - 11:10

Morning networking break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: Investing in India

  • Is India still drawing attending from global private debt players?
  • Which debt strategies will be preferred?
  • What are the prospects moving forward?
  • Case studies
11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Investing in Australia

  • Understanding the credit universe in Australia
  • Due diligence considerations
  • Fitting private credit into portfolios
  • Case studies
12:30 - 12:45

Presentation: Focus on China: The current macroeconomic landscape

12:45 - 13:45

Networking luncheon

13:45 - 14:00

Keynote: Creating a long-term strategic plan

Global Private Debt: Value Hunting
14:00 - 14:40

Panel: Global private debt markets under the microscope

  • Key trends shaping private credit and the global fundraising dynamics in 2023
  • Examine the risks and returns of opportunistic strategies and find alternatives to direct lending
  • How do the recent developments in private credit and regulation IFRS 17 impact insurers?
  • Technology, data analytics and innovation: which elements are changing alternative lending space?
14:40 - 15:00

Investor interview

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon networking break

15:30 - 16:00

Panel: New directions for distressed & special situations

  • How has been the market cycle developing over the past 6 months around the world and where are opportunities moving forward?
  • Which sectors and regions, onshore vs offshore, look more attractive for distressed investors?
  • How are investors’ appetites developing for real estate debt?

 

16:00 - 16:20

Presentation: Planning decarbonisation strategies to achieve a net-zero portfolio

16:20 - 16:55

Closing investor panel: What is driving change in LPs’ private credit allocation in a rapidly changing world?

  • Global and regional outlook: What are LPs’ appetites to private credit across the risk spectrum and sectors?
  • Which types of vehicles are investors looking for?
  • Are there any shifts between bond, equity and debt in the coming years? Key considerations moving forward.
16:55 - 17:00

Chair’s closing remarks

17:00 - 18:00

Networking cocktail

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2022 Speakers included:

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