Your access to Asia’s largest investor bases

Take your fundraising to new horizons at the PDI APAC Summit Virtual Experience 2021 on 21-22 AprilCreate new connections, discover opportunities, and engage in insightful discussions with the global private debt community. 

The Summit will bring Asia’s behemoth investors into focus. Connect with global leaders to analyse Asia-Pacific’s most promising private credit markets from an LP standpoint as the region is set to offer the highest growth potential in 2021. 

Discover where private debt sits within the most active LPs’ portfolio across the region and deep dive into the different strategies, and allocation appetites of different investors. Join us to understand and meet Asia’s top investors, leading global fund managers, and senior advisors guiding the future of private debt investment.

Key agenda highlights include: 

  • Why is Asia-Pacific private debt so hot right now? 
  • What are the impacts of covid-19 on the dynamics of the private credit market? How have Asian-focused/based GPs been identifying underlying opportunities and challenges? 
  • Understand how APAC LPs are constructing private debt allocations within their portfolios.  
  • How global LPs are looking at return profiles of private debt in Asia-Pacific, compared with developed and public markets
  • and much more… 

Gain exclusive insights. Build stronger connections.

Fundraise without boundaries.

Continue your fundraising journey online by meeting regional allocators and connect with the private debt focused community.

Discuss strategies with key LPs.

Stand out from the crowd through virtual setting, discuss future capital allocations in roundtables and plenary sessions.

Stay ahead of the curve.

The virtual format gives you increased visibility in live sessions and on-demand access to our global community.

Key insights from PDI Japan Korea Week

Among many highlights in 2020, Ares Management Corporation opened the PDI Tokyo Forum, POBA told us their crisis-proven strategies. Many more institutional investors and strategic partners shared their perspectives through live discussions. View the highlights today! 


Past attendees from global community

Join regional biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners virtually
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Ares Management Corporation
AXA Life Insurance
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
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Partners Group
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
The Carlyle Group
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
West Valley Capital
Zurich Insurance Group
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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Two unique conferences with one ticket

By securing your place at the PDI APAC Summit you will also gain access to PDI Japan Korea Week on 10-12 November – Asia’s #1 private debt fundraising conference. 

Meet Japanese and Korean leading investors and global top fund managers from private debt community directly to enhance your fundraising effort.  

The PDI Japan Korea Week is the #1 platform for the community to discuss the pressing issues, future strategies, and market opportunities facing Japanese and Korean LPs Leading investors such as GPIF, Japan Post Bank, LOTTE Insurance, POBA and many more created insightful dialogues with global leaders to shape the private debt landscape.  

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 21st

Virtual event
09:30 - 09:35

Welcome from PDI

09:35 - 10:15

The LP review: Where does exposure to Asia sit within a global debt strategy?

  • Asia is becoming an increasingly important destination for global LPs; how does Asia compare with developed markets such as the US and Europe?
  • Are Asian LPs looking to redirect US and Europe allocations back into the region?
  • Which managers are grabbing the attention of LP’s?
  • What are the target returns LPs look for in corporate, infrastructure and real estate debt? Are they realistic?
10:20 - 11:00

Future-view: Where will distressed credit and special situations sit in the post-pandemic era?

  • Where do GPs see the opportunity set within distress and what timeframe do LPs expect to deploy?
  • Is the opportunity cost of committed capital to distressed debt a good trade-off to investing in deployed, performing credit with a high probability of solid returns?
  • Where are the next target markets in the post-pandemic world?
  • How did the approximate actual and projected returns of these strategies change before and after the pandemic?
11:05 - 11:45

The search for a safe landing ‘down under’: Analysing the Australian debt market

  • How has covid-19 impacted the dynamics in Australia’s debt market and where do GPs identify the underlying opportunities and challenges?
  • How has the risk-reward scenario for credit changed in the last 6-12 months? How will next 6-12 months look like?
  • How do GP summarise the private credit opportunity in Australia relative to the other major markets? How does Australia add unique value to a portfolio?
11:50 - 12:30

Interactive Roundtable: Corporate debt vs infrastructure and real estate debt

Which strategy is offering more covenant protection?

12:30 - 14:30

Networking break

14:30 - 15:30

Workshop: Spotlight on: Legal and regulatory updates in India and China; Close of day one

Navigate multiple jurisdictions which create cross-border business, tax, regulatory and legal complexities, what are dos and don’ts in fundraising? What should be LPs be thinking about in terms of compliance in Asia.

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 22nd

Virtual event
09:30 - 09:35

Welcome from PDI

09:35 - 10:15

How the world is learning to love private debt in APAC

  • What is driving Asia’s growth trajectory?
  • One of the key challenges in Asia is the lack of a single market culture, legal system and language – how do pan-Asia funds tackle these issues and are these challenges prohibitive to investment decisions for LPs?
  • How are managers managing and mitigating downside risk?
  • What are the short-term and long-term trends look like for APAC private debt, in spite of global geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges?
10:20 - 11:00

India credit in boom

  • Why India is attractive in the context of wider Asia? Is the resilience of performing credit in the current environment a leading factor?
  • How has the pandemic impacted the Indian private debt opportunity set, for better and worse?
  • What is the outlook for private debt post-covid? India vs other major markets in Asia.
11:05 - 11:45

Interactive Roundtable: Meet the new investors

Hear the thoughts from Asian LPs waiting in the wings.

11:45 - 15:15

Networking break

15:15 - 15:55

Managing the LP/GP dynamic: The Gatekeepers’ story

  • Who do you need to know in Asia to successfully fundraise and deploy?
  • What metrics do gatekeepers use to pick funds? How do they manage LP/ GP expectations?
  • What are they currently observing in terms of growth trends in Asia for the next 12 months?
16:00 - 16:40

Debate: Direct lending is no threat to opportunistic credit

  • Why is corporate debt compelling to LPs and what are differences in investing in direct lending vs opportunistic credit?
  • Is a more opportunistic or focused approach more appropriate across the private credit spectrum in Asia-Pacific?
  • What are realistic expectations and how do GPs survive the stress test?
16:45 - 17:30

Interactive Roundtable: ESG and private debt; End of Summit

How can asset owners address responsible investment principles and ESG factors in their relationships with their investment managers?

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Asian markets are the next hotspot for private debt

“The Virtual Experience works really well!

We’ll attend again.”

Yusun Chung, Private Assets Director, Schroders

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PDI is committed to connect you to the global private debt community without the restrictions of borders and time. The APAC Summit Virtual Experience is for all key players and emerging leaders to stay connected, informed and at forefront of the markets to discuss global private debt strategies and fundraising.


Unrivalled networking opportunities


Gain actionable insights from global experts


Content on-demand to fit your schedule

Discover new investment partners and markets

Past attendees from global community

Join regional biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners virtually
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Ares Management Corporation
AXA Life Insurance
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
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Partners Group
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
The Carlyle Group
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
West Valley Capital
Zurich Insurance Group
And many more...

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