Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conferences

Private Debt Investor’s 2nd annual PDI Japan Korea Week on 10-12 November will examine the impact of a tumultuous 2020 and create the roadmap for the next decade of capital flow to private debt funds.

Strengthen and diversify your LP connections in Asia by attending the region’s only multi-city fundraising week – the PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November and PDI Tokyo Forum on 12 November.

Key agenda highlights:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the global credit market and what is the way forward
  • Global GPs’ view on the best risk-adjusted returns
  • Case studies of direct lending in middle-market, mezzanine and distressed debts
  •  Where to find uncrowded opportunities in Asia
  • Where are Japanese and Korean LPs shifting their appetites in 2021 and beyond?

Two industry leading conferences in One Week

10 November
The 3rd annual Seoul Forum will continue to connect Korea’s most active LPs and allocators with global fund managers. Supercharge your fundraising in South Korea and be ahead of the curve in the private credit cycle.

 

12 November
The PDI Tokyo Forum will maximise your fundraising efforts and exposure to Japanese LPs. Meet key Japanese investors, emerging private credit LPs and their gatekeepers, seeking global credit opportunities.

 

Previous conference highlights

– Key takeaways from 2019 conferences
– Attendee list and statistics
– And many more…

2019 attendees:

The Week is the place to meet influential players in the private credit space, discover the unrivalled opportunities provided by Private Debt Investor today.
ABL Life Insurance
Affiliated Managers Group
AIALife Korea
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

2019 Speakers

View all speakers
View all speakers

Maximise your time in Asia at PDI Japan Korea Week

Invigorate your fundraising strategy by spending a week with Asia’s most influential and most active outbound institutional investors in Japan and Korea by purchasing a single ticket. Connect with leading Japanese and Korean LPs across two industry-leading events in Seoul (10 November) and Tokyo (12 November).

If you are fundraising in Asia, do not miss the chance to meet the regions’ largest LPs this November!

Key features of the Forums:

  • Influential Japanese and Korean LPs in attendance across the week
  • Countless hours of premium networking leading up to and across the week  with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Unparalleled content, featuring exclusive Japanese and Korean LP insight on the private credit industry
  • 1-to-1 meeting scheduler in event app to connect with key targets prior to event day

This market situation can offer a good chance for mid-market lending business to deploy the dry powder that has piled up for years, not only in the North Americ…
Read full testimonial

Dong-hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association(POBA)

Strengthen and diversify your LP connections in Korea and Japan

Year-on-year attendees include:

The Week is the place to meet influential players in the private credit space, discover the unrivalled opportunities provided by Private Debt Investor today.
ABL Life Insurance
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Hanwha Asset Management
Hyundai Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
Mirae Asset Life Insurance
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
National Pension Service of Korea
Pension Fund Association
Police Mutual Aid Association
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
Samsung Life Insurance
Sungdam
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The K Non-Life Insurance
The Korea Development Bank
The Korean Teachers' Credit Union (KTCU)
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Zenitas Investment

Know your LPs through bespoke agenda and discussion

Panel: Meet the Korean LPs and gatekeepers

· Why debt is preferred by Korean insurance companies when equity yields are higher than debt
· Target returns and risks acceptable and unacceptable on private debt investments
· What due diligence do Korean LPs perform now and in the future?

 

Panel: Meet the Japanese LPs and gatekeepers

· Where do Japanese investors find more risk, crowding out and undervalued opportunity?
· How Japanese LPs are evaluating asset evaluations in the current environment
· The plan to deploy more, same or less capital in the market, in terms of geography, strategy, and implementation approach

 

Gain in-depth global market insight

Investors’ appetite for private debt strategies

1 Ticket, 2 Forums, 200+ LPs, Unlimited Opportunities

Join both the Tokyo and Seoul Forums in the same week to maximise your time in Asia

Invigorate your fundraising strategy by spending a week with Asia’s largest and most active outbound institutional investors in Japan and Korea by purchasing a single ticket. Connect with leading Japanese and Korean LPs across two industry-leading events in Seoul (10 November) and Tokyo (12 November).

If you are fundraising in Asia, do not miss the chance to meet the regions’ largest LPs this November!

Key features of the Forums:

  • Influential Japanese and Korean LPs in attendance across the week
  • 14 hours+ of premium networking across the week with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Unparalleled content, featuring exclusive Japanese and Korean LP insight on the private credit industry
  • New and improved networking app to connect with key targets prior to event day

Why attend both forums?

Supercharge your fundraising

Secure your next capital allocation by connecting with senior decision-makers from Japanese and Korean LPs.

Knowledge-sharing with opinion leaders

Strengthen your investment strategy by sharing ideas with the most influential debt investment community that gathers at all PDI global events.

Maximise your time and money

Take advantage of your time out of the office to gain the greatest business results possible by connecting with both of Asia’s major outbound LP communities in the space of one week.

Past attendees to Japan & Korea series events:

Why should I attend

Why are the 2019 Forums are a must-attend series? Find out the confirmed attendee list, speaker line-up and agenda highlights in the digital brochure.

Which package is for me?

Check out package options available and then secure your place today to maximise savings.

PDI Tokyo & Seoul Forums

PDI Japan Korea Week full access

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 10th and 12th November.

Includes:

  • Access to leading LPs from Japan and Korea
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • 14+ hours networking with global private debt’s most influential community
  • Access to both luncheon and cocktail networking receptions in Japan and Korea
  • Dedicated networking time for intimate knowledge-sharing with like-minded individuals
  • Contact PDI Tokyo and Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,895 before 27 May 2020

PDI Tokyo Forum only

The second annual Tokyo Forum on 12 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Japanese LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private credit event in Japan
  • 7+ hours networking
  • Access to luncheon and end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Tokyo Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May 2020

PDI Seoul Forum only

The third annual PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Korean LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference in Korea
  • 7+ hours of networking
  • Access to end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May 2020

2020 Preliminary Agenda

We are preparing the 2020 agenda. Tell us what you like to hear at PDI Japan Korea Week by contacting Niann La at niann.l@peimedia.com.

Day 1
View agenda page

Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 5th

Full day
08:00 - 08:45

Registration & networking

08:45 - 09:00

PEI welcome and opening remarks

Helen Sanders-de Lieto
A speaker photo for Helen Sanders-de Lieto

Helen Sanders-de Lieto

Director - Asia Conferences, PEI

Read bio
09:00 - 09:20

Keynote: The value of scale and differentiated sourcing capabilities in private credit

Michael Patterson
  • Non-sponsor lending: not just sourcing, it’s about execution
  • An awash in debt capital – Utilizing scale as a competitive advantage
  • Opportunities to find alpha returns persist at the larger end of the lending market
A speaker photo for Michael  Patterson

Michael Patterson

Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners

Read bio
09:20 - 10:00

Opening panel: Global debt under the microscope

Andrew Hedlund, Art Penn, Robert Radway , Randy Schwimmer
  • The role of private debt within the wider portfolio
  • Addressing the impact of unique global issues in debt: The tighter terms and limited deal sourcing opportunities – how do they affect the return expectations
  • Lessons learned from the global financial crisis
  • Where does the real asset debt sit for investors?
A speaker photo for Andrew Hedlund

Andrew Hedlund

Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Art  Penn

Art Penn

Founder and Managing Partner, PennantPark Investment Advisers

Read bio
A speaker photo for Robert  Radway

Robert Radway

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NXT Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Randy  Schwimmer

Randy Schwimmer

Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination and Capital Markets, Churchill Asset Management

Read bio
10:00 - 10:20

Keynote: Getting your debt strategy right

Tom Connolly
  • Evolution of the private debt market and diversity of fund structures
  • What LPs should look for when finding a fund manager
  • Case study: Investing in complex debt structuring deals: The perils and the potential of the unitranche
A speaker photo for Tom Connolly

Tom Connolly

Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Global Private Credit Group in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs Group

Read bio
10:20 - 10:50

Networking break

10:50 - 11:30

Panel: In focus: Mid-market direct lending in US

Greg Racz, Timothy J. Conway, Lee Landrum, Sandra Lee Montgomery, Jessica Lee
  • What are the drivers for investing in the mid-market? How does the upper and lower mid-market compare for deals, visibility, terms and returns?
  • What are the trade-offs between syndicated lending and private market lending in the mid-market and SME space?
  • To what extent to mid-market lending dynamics align with the overall private debt cycle?
  • Is the direct lending market over-saturated and how can managers continue to differentiate themselves from the competition?
A speaker photo for Greg Racz

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Timothy J.  Conway

Timothy J. Conway

Head of Private Credit, First Eagle Investment Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Lee Landrum

Lee Landrum

Managing Director, BlackRock

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sandra Lee Montgomery

Sandra Lee Montgomery

Partner, Proskauer

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Managing Director, Barings

Read bio
11:30 - 12:10

Panel: In focus: Mid-market direct lending in Europe

Deborah Ogawa, Symon Drake-Brockman, Paul Johnson, Jean-Baptiste Feat, Mark Brenke
  • Opportunities and potential hurdles for European investments – Markets divide, jurisdictions, Brexit, bank vs alternative lenders
  • Does the upper and lower mid-market compare for deals, visibility, terms and returns?
  • What are the trade-offs between syndicated lending and private market lending in the mid-market and SME space?
  • Future prospect of European direct lending market – Growth, LPs, subdivision of the asset class, market unification
A speaker photo for Deborah  Ogawa

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings

Read bio
A speaker photo for Symon  Drake-Brockman

Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Partner, EQT Credit

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jean-Baptiste Feat

Jean-Baptiste Feat

Co-Head of Asia, Tikehau Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mark Brenke

Mark Brenke

Head of Private Debt, Managing Director, Ardian

Read bio
12:10 - 12:50

Panel: Effective ways to manage, add value and extract maximum returns from distressed debt and special situations

David Forbes-Nixon , Jaime Prieto, Hemant Daga, Jingjing Bai
  • How are Asian or European countries dealing with their NPL issues and performing loans?
  • Distressed, special situations and NPL exit strategies that meet return expectations: What are the available options?
  • Where are we in the economic cycle and how does credit special situations change in response to the wider economic situation?
A speaker photo for David  Forbes-Nixon

David Forbes-Nixon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcentra

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jaime  Prieto

Jaime Prieto

Founder and Managing Partner, London, Kartesia

Read bio
A speaker photo for Hemant Daga

Hemant Daga

President and Head, Global Asset Management, Edelweiss Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jingjing Bai

Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

Read bio
12:50 - 14:10

Networking lunch (Sponsored by HPS)

14:10 - 14:30

European direct lending: How to address investors’ concern for potential downside risks

Nicole Gates
  • Too much dry powder – is market over-crowded?
  • Ever loosening lending terms – Do direct lenders maintain the terms to protect LPs?
  • Credit risk around the corner – Are lenders prepared to perform workouts in possible downturns?
A speaker photo for Nicole Gates

Nicole Gates

Chief Credit Officer, Pemberton

Read bio
14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Senior debt vs opportunistic credit strategies

Adam Ruggiero, David Ross, Adalla Kim, Ryan Chung, Hamish Grant
  • What explains the attractiveness of senior debt at present? What is the workout or restructuring process for senior debt lenders?
  • What are other alternative options?
  • What role do the strategies play in an investor’s portfolio in the current credit cycle?
  • How to diligence managers and evaluate deal sourcing and underwriting capabilities
A speaker photo for Adam  Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero

Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for David Ross

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Adalla Kim

Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ryan Chung

Ryan Chung

Managing Director, Huatai International

Read bio
A speaker photo for Hamish  Grant

Hamish Grant

Managing Partner, Bridgepoint Credit

Read bio
15:10 - 15:40

Networking break

15:40 - 16:10

Panel: The dos & don’ts of fundraising in Japan

Yasuyuki Tomita, Hisanori Takata, Reijiro Samura, Yoshikoto Tamura, Jiro Shimpo
  • Opportunities in private debt: How does Japan compare with Asia and the rest of the world?
  • What is the role of asset management and securities companies in Japan and how do they work?
  • The relationship between private debt and private equity – which sector is more attractive in Japan?
A speaker photo for Yasuyuki Tomita

Yasuyuki Tomita

Senior Vice President in Growth and Cross Border Investment Department, Development Bank of Japan

Read bio
A speaker photo for Hisanori Takata

Hisanori Takata

Senior Portfolio Manager & Executive Adviser to the Provost of Finance, Tokyo University of Science

Read bio
A speaker photo for Reijiro  Samura

Reijiro Samura

President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Investment Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Yoshikoto Tamura

Yoshikoto Tamura

Senior Portfolio Advisor, Aksia

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jiro Shimpo

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

Read bio
16:10 - 17:00

Closing panel: Japanese LP perspectives on private debt

Akihiro Endo, Kazuo Nishimura, Takeshi Ito, Yoshifumi Kida, Daichi Suzuki, Yoshi Kiguchi
  • What are the appealing strategies and other priorities for investors and what are the risk appetite and geographic focus appealing to Japanese investors?
  • How do recent global trends encourage Japanese investors to private debt?
  • How to pick your fund manager: Who will manage capital the best – single strategy fund manager vs multi-asset fund manager vs multi-strategy fund manager?
A speaker photo for Akihiro Endo

Akihiro Endo

Senior Fund Manager, Private Equity Investment Department, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Kazuo  Nishimura

Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

Read bio
A speaker photo for Takeshi  Ito

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

Read bio
A speaker photo for Yoshifumi  Kida

Yoshifumi Kida

Manager for Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nippon Life Insurance

Read bio
A speaker photo for Daichi  Suzuki

Daichi Suzuki

Deputy General Manager, Alternative Investment Group, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Yoshi Kiguchi

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

Read bio
17:00 - 18:00

End of forum and Cocktail (Sponsored by MGG)

2019 Speakers

View the 2019 speaker line-up below. Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Ms Niann Lai at niann.l@peimedia.com.

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

Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

Symon Drake-Brockman is the founder and Managing Partner of Pemberton Asset Management, a leading Private Credit manager in Europe. Symon has over 32 years’ experience in leading credit trading and investment businesses at RBS, ING Barings and JPMorg… Read full bio

Mark Brenke

Head of Private Debt, Managing Director, Ardian

Mark has over 20 years’ private capital investment experience in the European markets, encompassing both private debt and private equity. He heads Ardian’s Private Debt business and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ardian, Ma… Read full bio

Ryan Chung

Managing Director, Huatai International

Ryan Chung founded the business and the team in mid-2014 and invested US$650mm principal capital into 28 private credit deals to-date, generating gross IRR of 15%+ and MOIC of 1.5x. He was a founding member of a US$1.0 billion private equity fund in… Read full bio

Tom Connolly

Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Global Private Credit Group in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs Group

Tom Connolly is global head of the Private Credit Group within the Merchant Banking Division (MBD). He oversees the leveraged loan, mezzanine and preferred equity investing strategies, which include GS Loan Partners and the GS Mezzanine Partners Fami… Read full bio

Timothy J. Conway

Head of Private Credit, First Eagle Investment Management

Timothy J. Conway heads First Eagle’s Private Credit team and serves as a member of the firm’s Management and Investment committees. Tim led the team from the time of its 2004 launch as NewStar Financial and has continued to lead it following First E… Read full bio

Hemant Daga

President and Head, Global Asset Management, Edelweiss Group

Hemant Daga has close to one and half decades of investment experience and is the Deputy CEO for Global Wealth and Asset Management. As the head of the Asset Management business, he oversees the investments and distribution of funds across multiple p… Read full bio

Akihiro Endo

Senior Fund Manager, Private Equity Investment Department, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Mr. Endo joined Tokio Marine Asset Management (TMAM) in 2017 and is a Senior Fund Manager in Tokyo office. His responsibilities include investment analysis, due diligence, investment monitoring, performance analysis, client reporting, and client serv… Read full bio

Jean-Baptiste Feat

Co-Head of Asia, Tikehau Capital

Jean-Baptiste Feat joined Tikehau Capital in 2008. He currently serves as Co-Head of Asia. Prior to holding this position, he developed the mezzanine debt business and then the broader Private Debt division which he has co-managed since 2013. He bega… Read full bio

David Forbes-Nixon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcentra

David is the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcentra. David chairs the Alcentra European Investment Committee and acts as Senior Portfolio Manager of the Special Situations business, including the Strategic Credit Fund. David sit… Read full bio

Nicole Gates

Chief Credit Officer, Pemberton

Nicole joined Pemberton from GE Capital International (GE Capital), where she was a Managing Director from 2005 to 2015 and latterly the Head of Restructuring with primary hands-on portfolio management responsibility for international stressed/distre… Read full bio

Hamish Grant

Managing Partner, Bridgepoint Credit

Hamish Grant is the Managing Partner of Bridgepoint Credit and chairs the Credit and Operating Committees of Bridgepoint Credit. Since being established in 2017, Bridgepoint Credit has made 31 investments and currently manages over €1.2 billion acros… Read full bio

Andrew Hedlund

Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

Andrew Hedlund is the Americas Editor at Private Debt Investor where he helps coordinate coverage of US private debt markets and also writes and reports about all aspects of the asset class. Before joining PDI, he wrote for The Deal and Reorg Researc… Read full bio

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

Takeshi Ito is the Senior Investment Officer of AISIN Employees' Pension Fund. Ito has been supervising the investment and management of the pension’s funds since 1998 when he joined Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Ito started his career at Nomura Investment M… Read full bio

Paul Johnson

Partner, EQT Credit

Paul joined EQT in 2010 and is a Partner of EQT’s Credit team , responsible for the firm's Direct Lending activity and serves as a member of the Credit Partners Investment Committee. Prior to EQT, Mr. Johnson worked for Credit Suisse in London in the… Read full bio

Yoshifumi Kida

Manager for Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nippon Life Insurance

Yoshifumi Kida is manager for infrastructure and farmland fund investment at Nippon Life from July 2017. Prior to the firm, he worked for Asset Management One, investment arm of Mizuho Financial Group. He played wide variety roles there from equity a… Read full bio

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

Yoshi Kiguchi is CIO of West Japan Machinery Pension Fund in Japan. Yoshi focuses innovative asset strategies and products with the investment term structures. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment and risk management. He is also CEO… Read full bio

Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

Adalla Kim is a Reporter for Private Debt Investor at PEI Alternative Insight, where she covers private debt investments across Asia Pacific. She joined from a Financial Times publication, having covered Korean institutional investments across asset… Read full bio

Lee Landrum

Managing Director, BlackRock

Prior to joining BlackRock as part of its acquisition of Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), Mr. Landrum was a Managing Partner of TCP. Before TCP, he worked with The Carlyle Group as a member of its Global Market Strategies investment team. Prior to… Read full bio

Jessica Lee

Managing Director, Barings

Jessica Lee is a senior member of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group. Jessica is responsible for originating, analyzing, structuring and monitoring North American private finance investments. Jessica has worked in the industry since 2002. Prior to… Read full bio

Sandra Lee Montgomery

Partner, Proskauer

Sandra is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups. Sandra represents first- and second-lien senior lenders, mezzanine investors, and equity sponsors in senior debt, mezzanine and private equity fina… Read full bio

Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

Kazuo Nishimura has been working in Private Equity gatekeeper industry in 17 years since he joined Nomura Group in 2002. Before joining Nomura, he worked for Fuji Bank (current Mizuho Financial Group) and was mainly involved in derivatives business a… Read full bio

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings

Deborah Ogawa is a senior director in the U.S. Structured Credit group at Fitch Ratings, focusing on collaborative CLO and leveraged loan research. Prior to joining Structured Credit, Deborah was a corporate ratings analyst, specializing on high yiel… Read full bio

Michael Patterson

Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners

Michael Patterson is a Governing Partner of HPS Investment Partners and is the Portfolio Manager for the Specialty Loan Funds and Core Senior Lending Funds. Mr. Patterson joined HPS in 2007, establishing the European business before returning to the… Read full bio

Art Penn

Founder and Managing Partner, PennantPark Investment Advisers

Arthur H. Penn is the Founder and Managing Partner of PennantPark Investment Advisers. He has over 30 years of experience in the middle market direct lending, mezzanine lending, leveraged finance, distressed debt, and private equity businesses. Art h… Read full bio

Jaime Prieto

Founder and Managing Partner, London, Kartesia

Jaime is a Founding Partner of Kartesia. In his role, Jaime is responsible for overseeing the management and development of the company, more particularly in relation to sourcing and trading. When founding Kartesia in 2013, Jaime had over 10 years of… 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

Robert Radway

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NXT Capital

Setting NXT Capital’s strategic direction, leading and motivating its staff and defining and implementing the company’s investment and credit criteria are high priorities among Robert’s wide range of responsibilities. Prior to founding NXT Capital, R… Read full bio

Reijiro Samura

President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Investment Capital

Mr. Reijiro Samura is the President and CEO at Alternative Investment Capital Limited (“AI Capital”) since April 2017. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as the Chief Investment Officer at the firm since November 2016. Before joining AI Ca… Read full bio

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets fund manager with more than $13 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under management… Read full bio

Adam Ruggiero

Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management

Adam Ruggiero is a Managing Director with MetLife Investment Management (MIM) Real Estate. He actively monitors global markets, oversees the strategy development and structuring of new investment vehicles, and serves as a member of the Equity Investm… Read full bio

Helen Sanders-de Lieto

Director - Asia Conferences, PEI

Helen joined PEI in 2014 as a conference producer and in 2017 became the Director of Events for the Asia region. Helen oversees the team who create over 14 events per year across Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Real Estate and Private Debt in… Read full bio

Randy Schwimmer

Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination and Capital Markets, Churchill Asset Management

Senior Managing Director Randy Schwimmer supervises origination and capital markets for Churchill Asset Management. He is widely credited with developing loan syndications for middle market companies. Mr. Schwimmer brings 30 years of experience in mi… Read full bio

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

Jiro Shimpo has 30 years of buy-side asset management experience including two decades in alternative investments. He runs his own advisory/investment firm to serve institutional investors. Prior to that, he spent each decade in a trust bank, life in… Read full bio

Daichi Suzuki

Deputy General Manager, Alternative Investment Group, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management

Mr. Suzuki joined Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management in 2014 and is a Deputy General Manager at Alternative Investment Department. The Department covers private asset areas such as Private Equity, Infrastructure Real Estate & ILS. He is a founding m… Read full bio

Hisanori Takata

Senior Portfolio Manager & Executive Adviser to the Provost of Finance, Tokyo University of Science

Hisanori Takata is a Senior Portfolio Manager and an Executive Adviser to the Provost of Finance at Tokyo University of Science. He is also a Co-founder and a Managing Partner for Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital. Before joining Tokyo U… Read full bio

Yoshikoto Tamura

Senior Portfolio Advisor, Aksia

Yoshikoto has over 10 years of experience in alternative investments and works in Aksia’s Tokyo office. As a Senior Portfolio Advisor, he advises Aksia’s Asia-based clients on portfolio construction by providing support tailored to their alternative… Read full bio

Yasuyuki Tomita

Senior Vice President in Growth and Cross Border Investment Department, Development Bank of Japan

Yasuyuki Tomita is responsible for new business development and management relating to private equity investment among Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) Group. Prior to his current position, he was Managing Director of Global Investment Management Depa… Read full bio
View all speakers

Partner with the PDI Japan Korea Week

The PDI Japan Korea Week will offer a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile among senior private debt decision-makers across the world.

For exclusive sponsorship package for the PDI Japan Korea Week, please contact sponsorship team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com, call +852 2153 3846.


Cocktail sponsor

View all sponsors

Luncheon sponsor

View all sponsors

Supporting Association

View all sponsors

Your wellness is our first priority

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement

That these are challenging times is plain for all to see. We hope you are keeping safe and well as “Business as usual” is taking a new shape. Like you perhaps, we’re working out what that looks like.

The well-being of our customers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. Further information regarding the virus, best practice hygiene advice and travel recommendations can be found on the can be found on the WHO website.

At this time, we expect PDI Japan Korea Week will run as scheduled on 10-12 November.

You can secure your place at the conferences today to take advantage of the savings available. We are committed to providing the Private Debt Investor community with safe access to our industry-leading community and content this November, as well as digital access leading up to and during the conference. Secure your place today to gain maximum benefit.

For any further inquiries, please contact our customer services team on +852 2153 3844 or at asiaevents@peimedia.com.

 

Which package is for me?

PDI Japan Korea Week full access

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 10th and 12th November.

Includes:

  • Access to leading LPs from Japan and Korea
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • Countless hours of premium networking leading up to and across the week with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
  • Access to both luncheon and cocktail networking receptions in Japan and Korea
  • Dedicated networking time for intimate knowledge-sharing with like-minded individuals
  • Contact PDI Tokyo and Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,895 before 27 May

PDI Seoul Forum only

The third annual PDI Seoul Forum on 10 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Korean LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference in Korea
  • 7+ hours of networking
  • Access to end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May

PDI Tokyo Forum only

The second annual Tokyo Forum on 12 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.

Includes:

  • Connect with leading Japanese LPs
  • Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private credit event in Japan
  • 7+ hours networking
  • Access to luncheon and end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact Tokyo Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$900 before 27 May

Ticket definitions

General delegate

For in-house experts at fund and asset managers, developers, and banks.

Service provider

For employees of any professional services organisation which provides advisory service and/or technology solutions to investment professionals.

Subscriber

For all current Platinum or Gold subscribers to PERE. Only the named subscriber of an account is eligible for the discount, confirmation subject to approval.

Qualified investor

For permanent employees from foundations, endowments, insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. Confirmation subject to approval.

The chief investment officer at the South Korean pension says the covid-19 outbreak is making it hard to execute a planned alternatives ramp-up.

POBA's Jang: 'If we don't alocate now, it can hurt our performance'