Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conference

The PDI Japan Korea Week on 10 November has successfully connected Japan and Korea’s leading investors and fund managers to discover new opportunities in the private debt markets.

Join the private debt community to fundraise from Japanese and Korean LPs, share global investment opportunities, and gain actionable insights on the latest trends.

The Summit will connect you to regional investors effectively, guide your decision-making, and provide 7/24 networking on one platform.

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Learn how to fundraise with Japanese and Korean LPs

LPs cut to the chase

LPs share their outlook for the post-pandemic private debt.

Gatekeepers’ view

Learn the secrets and tactics of managing LP relationships from regional placement agents and gatekeepers.

Interactive networking

Discuss diversified strategies and dive deeper into trending topics in the networking programme.

Our speaking faculty:

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Download the agenda to see the trends changing Asia-Pacific investor appetite and markets, including:

  • Private debt global market outlook and key trends to keep an eye on in 2022
  • Middle market direct lending in North America and Western Europe
  • Japanese and Korean investors’ appetite and allocation plan in the private debt
  • and many more…

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Asset management in the new normal

View this exclusive session today to discover Japanese and Korean investor appetite shifts and their blueprints for 2022 and beyond.

Gain insight from Cabot Capital Partners, Hamilton Lane, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments and Vogo Fund Asset Management on how investors choose their fund managers, due diligence process changes amid disruption, and much more.

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Meet our investors at networking platform today

Join Japan and Korea’s biggest allocators, top global fund managers, and strategic partners by securing your networking access.
ABL Life Insurance
Affiliated Managers Group
AIALife Korea
AISIN Asset Management Japan
CapitaLand Fund Management
Catella Asia
Crescent Capital Group
Crestline Investors Inc
DGB Life Insurance
Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS)
Hanwha Life Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
I Squared Capital
KB Life Insurance
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Korea Post Savings
KTB Asset Management
Lotte Non-Life Insurance
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
MetLife Investment Management
MG Non-Life Insurance
Mizuho Group National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
National Pension Research Institute
National Pension Service (NPS)
Payton Capital
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (SFMI)
Samsung Life Insurance
Seoul Guarantee Insurance
Shinhan Life Insurance
The K Non-Life Insurance
Willis Towers Watson

Secure your place at PDI Japan Korea Week today, you will gain immediate access to APAC investors and PDI APAC Summit content on-demand.

The APAC Summit will connect you with Asia’s behemoth investors. 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. 

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Agenda

Exclusive - Tuesday 28th

Exclusive Virtual LIVE Session conducted in English (All times in UTC +9)
10:30 - 11:15

Asset management in the new normal

Diana Reeves, Tomoko Kitao , Haewon Park, Ken Shimasaki
  • Lessons learnt from due diligence processes given the disruptions from 2020
  • Mid-year review: How LPs are choosing their overseas private debt managers right now? Are you witnessing a change in how LPs choose their cross-border GPs?
  • Are LPs still considering new relationship under the global social distancing? Do you see many LPs adopting to doing due diligence online for both known and unknown managers?
  • Looking back – Which private credit markets do LPs feel more interested during 2021? Developed or emerging markets?
  • Looking forward – Which market has the best potential for new private debt investment from Q4 onwards?
  • ESG requirements are being more stringent than pre-pandemic when evaluating GPs, do you see this trend among Japanese and Korean LPs?
  • The frequently asked questions raised by LPs during the pandemic
Diana Reeves, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana Reeves

Director, Cabot Capital Partners

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Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Japan Representative

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A speaker photo for Haewon Park

Haewon Park

Senior Associate, HarbourVest Partners

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Investment Management

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11:15 - 11:30

Speed networking

New to virtual or an experienced attendee? Spend some time meeting the key stakeholders in private debt space, and PEI introduce you upcoming LP roundtables. Attendees could join and are matched with speakers and other attendees for a randomly allocated video chat, discuss the topic with speakers and put their questions to them face-to-face. Attendees could then follow up afterwards via the platform directory to continue the conversation.

Agenda

Main Day - Wednesday 10th

Live interpretation provided English, Japanese and Korean (All times in UTC +9)
09:25 - 10:15

Welcome from PDI and opening remarks; Opening panel: Global outlook on credit markets and fundraising

Thomas Swain, Tas Hasan, David Ross, Dale Stohr
  • The dynamics shaping private credit markets — deal activity, leverage metrics, spread levels – and what it all means for LPs.
  • Which markets and strategies will be resilient through the next 24 months?
  • The future of fundraising post-pandemic.
A speaker photo for Thomas Swain

Thomas Swain

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

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A speaker photo for Tas Hasan

Tas Hasan

Chief Operating Officer

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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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A speaker photo for Dale Stohr

Dale Stohr

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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10:20 - 11:00

Panel: Hot strategies in focus

Aiva Sperberga, Joseph Siprut, David Trucano, Vivek Melwani
  • What are the hottest private debt strategies among Asian investors today: Senior debt, mezzanine or distressed?
  • How do you view prospects for the next 12-24 months?
  • How are distressed debt players viewing the deal market and the recovery curve post-pandemic?
Aiva Sperberga, Campbell Lutyens

Aiva Sperberga

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

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Joseph Siprut, Kerberos Capital Management

Joseph Siprut

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Kerberos Capital Management

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David Trucano BlackRock

David Trucano

Head of Opportunistic Credit, BlackRock

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A speaker photo for Vivek Melwani

Vivek Melwani

Senior Managing Director, New York, Centerbridge

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11:05 - 11:45

Japanese session - Panel: Gatekeepers in the driving seat of Japanese overseas allocations

Jiro Shimpo, Akihiro Endo, Tomoko Kitao , Ken Shimasaki
  • What is Japanese LPs preference in private market investment now, in short-term and long-term?
  • What are the hottest overseas credit products among collateralised loan obligation (CLO) trances, bank loan funds and asset-backed lending?
  • What are the merits of having a direct agent in Japan, in terms of reporting, monitoring and tax issues?
A speaker photo for Jiro Shimpo

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

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A speaker photo for Akihiro Endo

Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments

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Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Japan Representative

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A speaker photo for Ken Shimasaki

Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Investment Management

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11:05 - 11:45

Korean session - Panel: Going behind the investment scene with Korean insurers

Andrew Shin, Innchul Oh, Wan Sun Park
  • The pandemic caused unprecedented market volatility in 2020, what is driving LP allocations, and what further appetite shifts can we expect from investors in 2022?
  • What are focused strategies in terms of capital, asset type and geography?
  • Where are the next target markets in the post-pandemic world?
  • What do Korean LPs consider vital in choosing a private debt fund manager?
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Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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Innchul Oh Hyundai

Innchul Oh

Senior Manager, Private Equity Team, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

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Wan Sun Park

Director

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11:50 - 13:10

Break

13:10 - 13:35

Korean session - KIC’s view: Spotlight on ESG

Jinsuk Choi
  • What are the key considerations for KIC as it relates to ESG investment in private debt?
  • How has covid-19 highlighted the urgent need for action on climate change?
  • How KIC applies ESG framework during the manager selection process and differentiate the asset managers?
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

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13:40 - 14:25

Case studies: Is the APAC corporate debt the next frontier?

Andrew Tan, Hemant Daga, Sean Egan
  • Deep dive on GP investment case studies, leading by a facilitator to understand the covenant quality and potential pitfalls LPs that need to be wary of.
  • View on the APAC or specific region: India / Australia / China / as an attractive hub for debt funds. What should investors take into account when allocating their capital into the APAC private debt markets?
A speaker photo for Andrew Tan

Andrew Tan

CEO, Asia Pacific, Muzinich & Co

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Hemant Daga

Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management

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Sean Egan

CEO, Egan-Jones Ratings

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14:30 - 15:10

Japanese session - Panel: How Japanese LPs are preparing for unpredictable markets?

Hisanori Takata, Yuko Hara, Kaoru Ikeuchi, Yoshito Nishikawa
  • The pandemic caused unprecedented market volatility in 2020, what is driving LP allocations, and what further appetite shifts can we expect from investors in 2022?
  • What are focused strategies in terms of capital structure, asset type, and geography?
  • Where are the next target markets in the post-pandemic world?
  • What do Japanese LPs consider vital in choosing a private debt fund manager?
Hisanori Takata, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Hisanori Takata

Co-founder and Managing partner, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

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Yuko Hara ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara

Director, Investment Private Assets, ORIX Life Insurance

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Kaoru Ikeuchi Nissay

Kaoru Ikeuchi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nissay Asset Management

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A speaker photo for Yoshito  Nishikawa

Yoshito Nishikawa

Managing Officer, Hulic

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14:30 - 15:10

Korean session - Panel: The inside view with Korean asset managers and securities firms

Elizabeth Oh, Ha-Kyoung Lee, Eugene So
  • Analysis of the key opportunities to emerge from the pandemic.
  • How do Korean gatekeepers view the possible additional regulation of the private debt industry?
  • What is your advice to investors who are considering private credit in the current credit cycle?
A speaker photo for Elizabeth Oh

Elizabeth Oh

Wealth Business Leader, Korea, Mercer

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Ha-Kyoung Lee VI Asset Management

Ha-Kyoung Lee

Chief Investment Officer, VI Asset Management

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Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

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15:15 - 15:45

Presentation: European core middle market private debt (LPs only)

Theo Weber, Shinichi Hiraoka , Bryan Koo
  • Development and outlook of the European private debt market
  • Lessons learned from Covid-19 – pricing, terms, etc.
  • ESG integration
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Theo Weber

Managing Director and Head of Private Debt, BlackRock

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Shinichi Hiraoka

Director, BlackRock

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Bryan Koo

Director, BlackRock Alternative Investors

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15:50 - 16:20

Presentation: Benefits of a global approach to mid-market private credit investing (LPs only)

David Ross
  • Growth and evolution of middle market lending post-Covid
  • Key pockets of opportunity emerging in the market
  • Building relationships in key markets
David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

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16:25 - 17:00

Panel: Middle market direct lending in developed markets

Trevor Castledine, James Greenwood, Patrick Marshall, Leslie Mapondera
  • How does private lending look in the North America and Western Europe?
  • Which markets are proving more resilient since the pandemic and downturn started?
  • What are some of the key differences, merits and challenges of sponsored vs non-sponsored transactions?
  • How do the upper and lower middle markets compare for deals, returns and terms?
A speaker photo for Trevor Castledine

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

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James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

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A speaker photo for Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Leslie Mapondera

Partner, Apollo Management International

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17:05 - 17:30

Presentation: European lower middle market direct lending (LPs only), followed by Close of PDI Japan Korea Week Main Day

Patrick Marshall
  • How to originate loans
  • Better loan structures
  • The difficulties of doing ESG analysis on smaller companies.
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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Your access to Japanese and Korean outbound investors

The Week will connect you to leading Japanese and Korean LPs across a unique three-day programme on 9-11 November. Join invitation-only sessions to immediately connect with most active LP allocators to the strategies that interest you.

Your ticket also allows you access to Pan-Asia investors at the PDI APAC Summit on-demand. Discover new opportunities in Asia-Pacific markets and how LPs are currently allocating to private credit strategies.

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Meet regional investors and global credit leaders

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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Aflac Asset Management Japan
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Benesse Group Pension Fund
California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Daiwa House Industry Pension Fund
DGB Life Insurance
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insuranc
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Nara Chuo Shinkin Bank
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
ORIX Life Insurance
Pension Fund Association
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
Sekisui Pension Fund
Shinhan Life Insurance
Shinsei Bank
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
And many more...

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View the live session on-demand

Asset management in the new normal

View this exclusive session today to discover Japanese and Korean investor appetite shifts and their blueprints for 2022 and beyond.

Gain insight from Cabot Capital Partners, Hamilton Lane, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments and Vogo Fund Asset Management on how investors choose their fund managers, due diligence process changes amid disruption, and much more.

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“A good opportunity to stay connected to market
participants and hear their opinions remotely.”

Tetsuya Nagamochi
Shinsei Bank

Learn how to fundraise with Japanese and Korean LPs

LPs cut to the chase

LPs share their outlook for post-pandemic private debt allocations

Gatekeepers’ view

Learn the secrets and tactics of managing LP relationships from regional placement agents and gatekeepers.

Interactive networking

Discuss diversified strategies and dive deeper into trending topics in the networking programme.

Instant access to APAC investors

Get your networking access today and begin networking with Asia-Pacific investors.

The early networking access only available to ticket holders.

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View full attendee list and discover who you can meet.

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Our 2021 speakers:

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

Hemant Daga

Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management

Sean Egan

CEO, Egan-Jones Ratings

Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments , Tokio Marine Asset Management

James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

Yuko Hara ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara

Director, Investment Private Assets, ORIX Life Insurance

Tas Hasan

Chief Operating Officer , Deerpath Capital Management

Shinichi Hiraoka

Director, BlackRock

Kaoru Ikeuchi Nissay

Kaoru Ikeuchi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nissay Asset Management

Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Japan Representative , Hamilton Lane

Bryan Koo

Director, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Ha-Kyoung Lee VI Asset Management

Ha-Kyoung Lee

Chief Investment Officer, VI Asset Management

Leslie Mapondera

Partner, Apollo Management International

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

Vivek Melwani

Senior Managing Director, New York, Centerbridge

Yoshito Nishikawa

Managing Officer, Hulic

Elizabeth Oh

Wealth Business Leader, Korea, Mercer

Innchul Oh Hyundai

Innchul Oh

Senior Manager, Private Equity Team, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

Wan Sun Park

Director , TransPacific Group (Asia)

Diana Reeves, Cabot Capital Partners

Diana Reeves

Director, Cabot Capital Partners

David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Investment Management , Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Joseph Siprut, Kerberos Capital Management

Joseph Siprut

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Kerberos Capital Management

Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

Aiva Sperberga, Campbell Lutyens

Aiva Sperberga

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

Dale Stohr

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Thomas Swain

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

Hisanori Takata, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Hisanori Takata

Co-founder and Managing partner, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Andrew Tan

CEO, Asia Pacific, Muzinich & Co

David Trucano BlackRock

David Trucano

Head of Opportunistic Credit, BlackRock

Theo Weber

Managing Director and Head of Private Debt, BlackRock

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