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. 

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.

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How the world is learning to love APAC private debt

Raymond Chan CPPIB Asia
Raymond Chan
Managing Director, Head of APAC Credit
CPPIB Asia

Chris Gradel PAG
Chris Gradel
Founding Partner
PAG

Bruce Tomlinson PDI APAC Summit
Bruce Tomlinson
Head of Alternative Strategies
Sunsuper

Andy Thomson PEI
Andy Thomson
Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor
PEI Media

Featured speakers

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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! 


 

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Our global community members

Join regional biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners virtually
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
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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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 9-11 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.  

Interested to speak at the conference? Please contact our producer, Ms. Niann Lai for more information.

Confirmed speakers

Amit Agarwal

Head - Stressed Assets Strategy, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

Updated bio coming soon.
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

Kenneth Chiu

Chief Financial Officer, Asia and Member of Credit Committee and Valuation Committee, Gaw Capital Partners

Kenneth oversees all finance functions and private debt investments of Gaw Capital in Asia. He is responsible for private debt origination, acquisition financing, financial due diligence, tax structuring and treasury functions. With Gaw Capital since… 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
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
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
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

Updated bio coming soon.
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

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
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

SooCheon 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
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

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

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

Updated bio coming soon.

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
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
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Our global community members

Join regional biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners virtually
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)
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
ORIX Life Insurance
PAG
Pension Fund Association
Prudential Life Insurance Korea
Sunsuper
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
West Valley Capital
Tong Yang Life Insurance
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
And many more...

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2021 Agenda

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

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

Mike Cowell , Lucas Hartmann
  • 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?
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Mike Cowell

Portfolio Manager, Credit Income, Aware Super

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Lucas Hartmann NGS Super

Lucas Hartmann

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

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10:20 - 11:00

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

SooCheon Lee, Samarendra Singh
  • Where do GPs see the opportunity set within distress and what timeframe do LPs expect to deploy?
  • Why is this strategy offering downside protection in a margin of safety?
  • How did the approximate actual and projected returns of these strategies change before and after the pandemic?
  • Where are the next target markets in the post-pandemic world?
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SooCheon Lee

Chief Investment Officer, SC Lowy

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Samarendra Singh

Principal, Equity Investment Unit, Asian Development Bank

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11:05 - 11:45

Panel: 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: Infrastructure debt vs real estate debt

Kenneth Chiu, Pramod Vijayasankar

Which strategy is offering more covenant protection?

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Kenneth Chiu

Chief Financial Officer, Asia and Member of Credit Committee and Valuation Committee, Gaw Capital Partners

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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 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 15:15

Workshop: Spotlight on India distressed credit opportunity and legal & regulatory framework (followed by close of Day 1)

Amit Agarwal

Exclusive to LPs who may join an interactive Q&As with the speaker. An limited session for attendees to be directly involved in the conversation, ask your questions, and learn what other LPs are thinking in terms of strategy and allocations.

  • Primer on India distressed credit market and prevailing investment opportunities in the space.
  • Overview of current legal and regulatory framework (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) and how it has augmented the credit resolution process in India. How enforceable are prevailing regulations?

Is the IBC well-tested in courts? What does it mean as far as opportunities for LPs in Indian distressed credit / special situations investments are concerned?

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Amit Agarwal

Head - Stressed Assets Strategy, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

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Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 22nd

Virtual event
09:30 - 09:35

Welcome from PDI

09:35 - 10:15

Debate: Direct lending is no threat to opportunistic credit

Greg Racz
  • Why is corporate debt compelling to LPs and what are different private credit strateigies?
  • Is a more opportunistic or focused approach more appropriate across the private credit spectrum?
  • Why deal sourcing and credit origination capability matters: sponsored vs non-sponsored transactions
  • What are realistic expectations and how do GPs survive the stress test during the pandemic?
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Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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10:20 - 11:00

Panel: India credit in boom

Anita Ferreira, Amit Agarwal
  • 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.
Anita Ferreira Vivriti Capital

Anita Ferreira

Head - Debt Capital Markets, CredAvenue

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Amit Agarwal

Head - Stressed Assets Strategy, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

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11:05 - 11:35

Presentation: Introduction of India’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)and GIFT City

Vibhor Mittal
  • How Alternate Investment Funds in IFSC at GIFT City can be a game changer for the fund industry
  • Investing in Asset Backed Securitization (ABS) transactions through IFSC Category III
Vibhor Mittal Vivriti Group

Vibhor Mittal

Chief Products Officer, CredAvenue

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11:35 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 15:55

Panel: Managing the LP/GP dynamic: The gatekeepers’ story

Tomoko Kitao , Takahiro Kato, Bob Sahota
  • 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?
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director – Japan Representative, Hamilton Lane

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Takahiro Kato

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

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Bob Sahota

Chief Investment Officer, Revolution Asset Management

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16:00 - 16:40

Keynote panel: How the world is learning to love private debt in APAC

Bruce Tomlinson, Andy Thomson, Raymond Chan, Chris Gradel
  • 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?
Bruce Tomlinson

Bruce Tomlinson

Head of Alternative Strategies, Sunsuper

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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Raymond Chan CPPIB Asia

Raymond Chan

Managing Director, Head of APAC Credit, CPPIB Asia

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Chris Gradel PAG

Chris Gradel

Founding Partner, PAG

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16:45 - 17:30

Interactive Roundtable: Meet the new investors (followed by end of Summit)

Tsutomu Ishida

Hear the thoughts from Asian LPs waiting in the wings.

Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

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