Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conferences

The 5th annual PDI Japan Korea Week will return on 26-29 June in Seoul and Tokyo to connect you with the most active Japanese and Korean outbound investors.

Understand why private debt remains a core part in Japanese and Korean investors’ portfolios during uncertainty. Gain exclusive insight into what investors are looking for when partnering with global fund managers.

Join the likes of GPIF, NPS, Japan Post Bank, KIC and many more this June to dissect trends shaping their decisions and allocation objectives.

Key topics include:

  • Gain a strategic edge on how private debt protects and leverages macroeconomic changes
  • Understand regional investors’ perspectives on global partners and allocations
  • Strategies and deep dives into the middle market, direct lending, mezzanine debt, real estate, and infrastructure debt

 

Why Japan Korea Week?

Meet Japan & Korea’s behemoth investors

Join our year-on-year attendees including GPIF, Japan Post Bank, KIC, National Pension Service, and many more at the annual networking conference to build long-term relationships.

Gain strategic insights from the market

Hear from behemoth investors and regional strategists to share their tips and tricks to sail through global uncertainties.

Enhance your portfolios with the latest insight

Explore the latest private debt trends and tactics from market specialists and investigate which strategies will gain traction in 2023 and beyond.

 

Key agenda highlights include:

  • 2023 Investor appetite and allocation preferences
  • Assess emerging and sophisticated strategies shaping capital flow and decision-making processes
  • Grow your portfolios under global uncertainties
  • Discover your safe-haven strategies and bulletproof portfolios

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2022 keynote

Yasuyuki Tomita
Executive Director
Head of Private Equity Investments
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Meet our keynote, Yasuyuki Tomita, Head of Private Equity Investments at JST (AUM$80.7b) to understand how Japanese investor giant has been managing Japan’s PE portfolios for 20+ years.

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“The conference provided significant insight into the way Japanese and Korean LPs and fund managers are thinking about private credit today.”

Vineet Sukumar, Founder & Managing Director, CredAvenue

2022 investor attendees included:

Meet our influential private debt community in Japan and Korea this November.
ABL Life Insurance
AISIN Employees’ Pension Fund
DGB Life Insurance
DIC Pension Fund
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Kakaopay Securities
Korea Investment Corporation
Manulife
Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life Insurance (MSPL)
National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
ORIX Life Insurance
Pension Fund Association
Resona Bank
National Kyosai Federation of Japan
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (SFMI)
And many more.

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you.

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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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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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2022 agenda

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Agenda

PDI Seoul Forum - Monday 26th

All times in KST/ UTC+9
08:30 - 09:10

Registration, networking and welcome refreshment

08:40 - 09:10

Investor only closed-door interactive roundtable [Korean]

09:10 - 09:15

PDI welcome and opening remarks by event chair

09:15 - 10:00

Opening panel: What to expect for global private debt markets in 2023

  • How have the continued public market volatility, resurgence of inflation and interest rates impacted on global private credit markets?
  • How are managers preparing the portfolio companies for a possible recession?
  • Looking forward – What are the challenges and where do managers see the best potential for new allocation from Q3 onwards?
  • How are private debt funds getting creative with ESG incentives and impact investing?
10:00 - 10:40

Panel: APAC vs EMEA vs US: Where to find compelling opportunities

  • What role can direct lending play in the middle market today, what are similarities and differences in each region? Incentives, deal flow and deterrents to deploy capital this year compared to last year
  • More specialised approaches are being used as a replacement for equity and stressed situations, is there a shift in global investor sentiment?
  • How are fund managers differentiating themselves in terms of fundraising and portfolio management?
10:40 - 11:00

Keynote presentation: Balancing optimism and risks in a changing investment landscape

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

11:30 - 12:10

Panel: How can global fund managers get attention in South Korea? [Korean]

  • Korean gatekeepers’ observations towards offshore private debt markets
  • What is the risk/return objectives between various types of Korean investors?
  • What should fund managers know about Korean investor and fund structure appealing to this client base?
12:10 - 12:30

Keynote interview

12:30 - 14:00

Networking luncheon

14:00 - 14:40

Panel: Niche strategies and emerging sectors

  • Deep dive into opportunistic strategies: collateralized loan obligation (CLOs), asset-backed loans, venture debts and specialty finance – Which approach will let investors sleep well at night?
  • Is private debt secondaries the next wave?
  • Examining sectors such as royalties, life settlements, and litigation finance
  • Case studies
14:40 - 15:20

Panel: Distressed debt and special situations – Is now a good timing for investors to be a “white knight”?

  • Given the volatility, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tension, distressed debt opportunities are on the uptick – which sectors and regions are more attractive?
  • What is the status of special situations and non-performing market today?
  • Which sectors have managers seen increasing activities and will keep an eye on in the following year?

 

15:20 - 15:30

Presentation: Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

15:30 - 16:00

Networking break

16:00 - 16:40

Panel: What is driving growth in real estate debt at present?

  • How are current economic conditions influence real estate credit?
  • Which areas does global investors currently favour, i.e. senior debt, mezzanine, or structured products like commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)?
  • As local banks are pulling back on lending, will Korean investors prioritise onshore vs offshore market?
16:40 - 17:20

Panel: Korean investors’ considerations when allocating to private debt [Korean]

  • Are investors getting more adventurous and seeking new flavours beyond senior secured?
  • What is current private debt portfolio construction and top criteria when selecting new private debt funds?
  • What is the investor pacing plan for next 3-5 years?
17:20 - 17:30

Chair’s closing remarks

17:30 - 18:30

Networking cocktail reception

Agenda

PDI Tokyo Forum - Thursday 29th

All times in JST/ UTC+9
08:30 - 09:10

Registration, networking and welcome refreshment

08:40 - 09:10

Investor only closed-door interactive roundtable [Japanese]

09:10 - 09:15

PDI welcome and opening remarks by event chair

09:15 - 10:00

Opening panel: Why private credit is here to weather the storm?

  • Is moving to private credit a temporary shift or a permanent change in lending dynamics?
  • What is changed, changing and unchanged for credit investment strategies after pandemic?
  • Expert views on current investing landscape, macroeconomy, default rates and stagflation
  • How to take into ESG considerations such as climate solution and net zero strategy in the private debt space
10:00 - 10:40

Panel: APAC vs EMEA vs US: Staying with or moving away from the mainstream

  • What role can direct lending play in the middle market today, what are similarities and differences in each region? Incentives, deal flow and deterrents to deploy capital this year compared to last year
  • More specialised approaches are being used as a replacement for equity and stressed situations, is there a shift in global investor sentiment?
  • How are fund managers differentiating themselves in terms of fundraising and portfolio management?
10:40 - 11:00

Keynote presentation

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

11:30 - 12:10

Panel: Conducting due diligence and stress testing [Japanese]

  • Perspectives from Japan’s gatekeepers: Private debt vs private equity vs public debt
  • Private debt market is relatively new to many Japanese investors – what are “must have”, “should have” and “won’t have” during the due diligence process?
  • How can issuers and investors mitigate risks and avoid potential pitfalls?
12:10 - 12:30

Keynote: Global outlook on the macroeconomic landscape

12:30 - 14:00

Networking luncheon

14:00 - 14:40

Panel: Niche strategies and emerging sectors

  • Deep dive into opportunistic strategies: collateralized loan obligation (CLOs), asset-backed loans, venture debts and specialty finance – Which approach will let investors sleep well at night?
  • Is private debt secondaries the next wave?
  • Examining sectors such as royalties, life settlements, and litigation finance
  • Case studies
14:40 - 15:20

Panel: Distressed debt and special situations – Is now a good timing for investors to be a “white knight”?

  • Given the volatility, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tension, distressed debt opportunities are on the uptick – which sectors and regions are more attractive?
  • What is the status of special situations and non-performing market today?
  • Which sectors have managers seen increasing activities and will keep an eye on in the following year?

 

15:20 - 15:30

Presentation: Highlights from Private Debt Investor’s LP Perspectives Study

15:30 - 16:00

Networking break

16:00 - 16:40

Debate: Tug of war: Who has advantages on covenant now?

  • Do managers agree that there has been a trend for documentation loosening over the past several years? Are there any terms that managers insist upon?
  • What level of flexibility and mandates appealing to Japanese institutional investors?
  • ESG requirements are being more stringent than pre-pandemic, do managers see this trend rising in Japan?
16:40 - 17:20

Panel: Where do Japanese investors see pockets of opportunity? [Japanese]

  • What have been investors sentiments investing in senior debt vs subordinated vs distressed debt?
  • What is current private debt portfolio construction and top criteria when selecting new private debt funds?
  • What is the investor pacing plan for next 3-5 years?

 

17:20 - 17:30

Chair’s closing remarks

17:30 - 18:30

Networking cocktail reception and End of 5th PDI Japan Korea Week

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2022 confirmed speakers:

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

Xiaodong (Akina) Chang

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

Xiaodong Chang is a fund manager at private equity investment department with Tokio Marine Asset Management (TMAM) since 2011. She is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, monitoring, clients reporting of private equity and private debt funds glob… Read full bio

Byung-kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

Byung-kyu Cheon is the CFO of DGB Life insurance. He has 26 years of experience both in the Korean and the International financial markets. He started his career in trading. He expanded his investment career into the fund management industry and the… Read full bio

Jungik Cho

Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, Mirae Asset Securities

Jungik Cho joined as a Quantitative Research Analyst at Daewoo Securities (later merged with Mirae Asset Securities) in 2003. He currently runs the placement agent business for private market funds (Private Equity, Private Debt, Hedge Funds, Real Est… Read full bio
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi is the Head of the Sustainable Investment Team, Strategy and Innovation Group at the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). He is in charge of implementing the sovereign wealth fund’s investment strategies, processes and policies. Since 2016… Read full bio

Ryan Chung

Managing Director and Head of Principal Investment, Huatai International

Ryan Chung is the head and founder of Huatai International’s private credit investment arm. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in secured private debt, quasi-debt and private equity investments. He was responsible for over US$2 billion private capi… Read full bio

Brian Dillard

Partner and Head of Asia Credit, KKR

Brian Dillard (Hong Kong) joined KKR in 2006 and is a Partner and Head of Asia Credit. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Mr. Dillard was a portfolio manager for KKR's Special Situations funds and portfolios in New York. Before joining the Special… Read full bio

Philip A. Galgano

Senior Director - Ratings, Egan-Jones Ratings

Philip Galgano is a Senior Director and Head of Ratings at Egan-Jones Ratings. He has over 33 years of relevant working experiences in credit, risk, structured finance and securitization. Most of his career was spent with S&P Global Ratings, one… Read full bio

Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

Dan is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pallas Group responsible for overseeing all real estate debt and equity transactions. During his 20-year career, Dan’s sharp financial instincts have seen him personally complete over $4 billion i… Read full bio

Kevin Griffin

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Griffin founded MGG Investment Group in 2014 and is the CEO and CIO of the firm. Prior to launching MGG, Mr. Griffin was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, where he was a senior member of the Specialty Lending Platform and… Read full bio

Andre A. Hakkak

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, White Oak Global Advisors

Mr. Hakkak has served as co-portfolio manager and Investment Committee member of White Oak since 2007. Mr. Hakkak was previously the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alpine Global, Inc., a multi-strategy investment management firm which focuse… Read full bio

Jayme Younghee Han

Managing Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan, Pretium Partners

Jayme Han, Managing Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan is responsible for Pretium Partners’ coverage of Asia in the firm's Business Development. Ms Han takes on regional responsibilities focused on distribution within Asia Pacific. She maintains and… Read full bio

Woong Han

Head of PE/PD Team, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

Woong Han is responsible for Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance’s domestic and overseas private equity, private debt, and venture capital investments. Before Hyundai Insurance in 2018, he spent eight years as an alternative investment manager at ABL… 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

Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

Woong Hwang is a director and the head of Alternative Investment Department at Kyobo Securities, responsible for private fund placement in Korea. He has been in the Korean institutional investor community for more than fourteen years. Prior to joinin… Read full bio
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

Sayaka Iwase

General Manager, Five Arrows Managers S.A., Rothschild & Co., Tokyo Office

Sayaka is a Director of Five Arrows Managers S.A., the Luxembourg General Partner of Rothschild & Co.’s Merchant Banking funds and the General Manager of Five Arrows Managers’ Tokyo branch. She leads sales and marketing, client servicing, adminis… Read full bio

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, YULCHON

Mr. Jang joined the firm in April 2022 as a senior advisor at Yulchon, a major law firm in Korea. Previously, he had senior management oversight of POBA investments as a CIO totaling around US$ 17bn and led the strategic expansion in the overseas inv… Read full bio

Seung-ki Jeong

General Manager, Kiwoom Asset Management

Seung-ki Jeong is Kiwoom Asset management’s alternative investment manager. He is responsible for investing in real estate, infrastructure, private debt, private equity, and other alternative assets. Prior to Kiwoom, he worked at DGB Life insurance a… Read full bio

Kunio Kamoi

Senior Product Manager, Fund Research and Development Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Kunio Kamoi is Senior Product manager of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) where he is responsible for selecting and monitoring Private Assets globally, such as Private Equity and Private Debt, as an advisor and a gatekeeper to corp… Read full bio

Patrick Keenan

Chairman, Pallas Group

Patrick is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pallas Group, responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the business. He has a professional background spanning 40 plus years as both a lawyer, investment banker and business owner/… Read full bio

Vikas Keswani

Managing Director and Head of North American Specialty Lending, HPS Investment Partners

Mr. Vikas Keswani is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners and Head of North American Specialty Lending. Prior to joining HPS in 2010, Mr. Keswani spent a majority of his career at BlackRock, where he was a part of the initial team that esta… Read full bio

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations

Yoshi focuses innovative strategies and products with the investment horizon structures. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment and risk management. Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments in Japan, wher… Read full bio

Celine Jeeyoun Kim

Senior Manager, Alternative Investment Team, Lotte Non-Life Insurance

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Rok Kim

Senior Manager, The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union

Rok(Gyeong Rok) Kim is senior manager of Investment Risk Analysis Team, responsible for Private Equity Investment risk analysis at The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union (KTCU) based in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to join the current team, he worked in over… Read full bio
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director in Hamilton Lane’s Client Solutions Group, 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 Hamilto… Read full bio
Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso

Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan

Mari is an impact investing expert with extensive background in inclusive business, sustainable finance, and social entrepreneurship. Most recently, Mari founded the SDG Impact Japan to promote sustainable finance in Japan and Asia and serve as CoCEO… Read full bio

Keiichi Komori

Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management

Keiichi Komori has been in finance industry for more than two decades with experience of overseas private equity fund and direct investments. He now covers US and European funds at DBJ Asset Management as managing director. Prior to joining DBJ group… Read full bio

En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Alternative Solution Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Ms. En Jung Kwon is a lead PM of Global fund of PE/PD fund investments. She has a broad range of experiences in the financial market, including JP Morgan as an investment banker and with Mirae Asset Daewoo where she sourced hedge funds, private debt/… Read full bio

JR (Jeryang) Lee

Head of Strategic Alternative Investments Team, National Pension Service

JR leads the Strategic Alternative Investments Team at NPS, based in Korea, which is responsible for private debt, secondaries and GP stake investments. Prior to joining NPS in 2015, JR worked in the investment banking groups at Shinhan Investment Co… Read full bio

Sunkyung Lee

Managing Director, PineStreet Asset Management

Sunkyung Lee is a managing director at PineStreet Asset Management (“PineStreet”) and leading its corporate finance division. PineStreet is a Korea based asset management firm with a focus on global alternative investments. The corporate finance divi… Read full bio
Wai Leng Leong CDPQ

Wai Leng Leong

Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, CDPQ

Leong Wai Leng is responsible for the regional management of CDPQ Global in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she coordinates all CDPQ activities in the region and ensures optimal positioning and outreach. CDPQ has offices in Singapore, New Delhi, Sh… Read full bio

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Media

Alex Lynn is PEI Media's Hong Kong Bureau Chief. He is responsible for breaking news, commentary and analysis of the Asia-Pacific private markets, with a particular focus on private equity. Alex previously spent two years covering EMEA private equity… Read full bio

Shoji Misawa

Executive Director, ORIX Asia Asset Management

Shoji Misawa serves as Executive Director and Responsible Officer at the ORIX Asia Asset Management (OAAM) based in Hong Kong which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation headquartered in Tokyo (ORIX). OAAM is HK SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 license… Read full bio

Lily Murakami Voukadinov

Partner, Head of Japan Relationship Management and Investor Relations, Ares Global Client Solutions Group

Ms. Murakami is a Partner, Head of Japan Relationship Management and Investor Relations in the Ares Global Client Solutions Group, where she leads the team focused on institutional client management in Japan. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Ms. Muraka… Read full bio

Antonella Napolitano

Managing Director, Global Head of Investor Relations & Capital Formation, Deerpath Capital Management

Antonella Napolitano is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations and Capital Formation at Deerpath Capital. Her primary responsibilities include firm strategy and development, product and structure innovation, investor relations and… Read full bio

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Deborah Ogawa is a senior director in U.S. Structured Finance, focusing on operational risk and research for CLOs and recently also ABS transactions. Prior to joining Structured Finance in 2018, Deborah was a corporate ratings analyst, specializing o… Read full bio

David Oh

Investment Manager, Alternative Investment Team, National Federation of Fisheries Corporatives

David Yoonsuk Oh joined NFFC (National Federation of Fisheries Corporatives) in 2018 and is responsible for alternative investment including Private Debt in NFFC. Prior to NFFC, he worked for MMAA (Military Mutual Aid Association) as Alternative Inve… Read full bio

Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

Alexander Ott is part of Partners Group's European Private Debt business unit, based in Zug, and has been with the firm since 2006 holding 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was responsible for the Long Term Investme… Read full bio

Wan Sun Park

Head of Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

Wan-sun Park is the Head of Alternative Investment Team in Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance (FHL) where he is in charge of managing alternative investment - private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. He has developed overseas alternati… Read full bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also leads Northleaf’s investor rel… Read full bio

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, where he serves as President and is a member of the Investment Committee, 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 billi… 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

Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Schroders Capital

Augustin Segard manages junior / high yield infrastructure debt strategies at Schroders Capital. His main focus is the deployment of the “JULIE” fund series, totalling >€1.5bn eq. of deployed funds to date, which aim to invest in Pan-European sub-… Read full bio

Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

Chris Semple is Partner in Crestline. Mr. Semple joined Crestline in 2011 and is responsible for Crestline’s Opportunistic and Private Credit Strategies. He is a member of the Management Committee, the ESG Committee and various investment committees.… 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

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Andrew Shin joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012 and is Head of Investment Services, Korea, advising Korean institutions. Andrew commenced his investment career in Canada progressing through a number of roles including product development, research an… Read full bio

Eriko Shoji

Director, Japan Post Bank

Eriko Shoji is a Director at Japan Post Bank’s Private Equity Investment Department and oversees global junior credit investments as well as European buyout investments. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in May 2019, she spent 12 years at the Norinchu… Read full bio
Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

Eugene is the Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, spearheading global alternative fund placement business ranging from private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. IBK Securities has a strong track record of placing offshore… Read full bio

Yasuyuki Tomita

Executive Director, Head of Private Equity Investments, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Yasuyuki Tomita is an Executive Director, the Head of Private Equity Investments at JST. Prior to joining JST in March 2022, he worked at Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) from 1999. From 2019 to 2022, he supervised overall private equity (PE) business… Read full bio

Manabu Washio

Head, Aksia Asia

Manabu is Head of Aksia Asia in Tokyo and has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, derivatives and alternative investments. He oversees the advisory, research and operational work performed in Aksia’s Asia offices. Manabu also advises Aksi… Read full bio

Derrick Wee

Managing Director, Global Debt and Equity, NH Investment and Securities

Derrick is a Managing Director of NH Investment & Securities HK in NH Group, one of the largest FI groups in Korea with $700bn+ AUM. Derrick has over 20 years’ investment banking, private equity and debt experience in Asia, Europe and the US. At… Read full bio

Go Yamashita

Managing Director, KKR Capital Markets

Go Yamashita (Tokyo) joined KKR in 2017 and is a Managing Director on KKR's Capital Markets team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Yamashita worked at The Blackstone Group in Japan for nine years. Prior to that, Mr. Yamashita worked in the investment bankin… Read full bio

Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia, Private Debt Investor

Chin Yuen is a Research Manager at PDI. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for leading a team of researchers dedicated to maintaining a database of institutional investors, fund managers and funds in the private markets space. He is also leading a… Read full bio

Taehyun Yum

Principal, HarbourVest Partners Korea

Taehyun Yum joined HarbourVest in 2015 and focuses on supporting investment activity and investor relations in Korea. He joined the Firm from Unitas Capital, where he was an associate focused on financial modeling and the analysis of potential acquis… Read full bio

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Tips and tricks for speaking at the conference

  • Forward-thinking content: We want you to deliver new, innovative material. Even if you are unable to reveal specific details of a project, you can certainly talk about your ideas, your reasoning, your philosophy and your predictions.
  • Evidence and illustration: We frequently hear from frustrated audience members who are exhausted by vague concepts and hollow phrases. Flesh out your message with memorable colour – anecdotes, examples, numbers and case studies. These will help your audience stay engaged and make your presentation memorable.
  • Clear, concise, compelling: You’ve heard it before, but having a clear, concise, compelling message, that is well-structured is critical in delivering a good presentation. You may wish to deviate from your line a little, but the description of your speech is exactly what our audience asked for during our research, and is what they have travelled to hear.
  • No sales pitches: The strongest damnation is reserved for those who resort to self-promotion or lengthy explanations of their product portfolio, company history and organizational structure.
  • Be conversational: Do not rely on your notes or slide deck too much. Having a relaxed, conversational tone will go a long way in building rapport with the audience.
  • Smile and maintain eye contact
  • Engage and inspire: Get the audience involved. You’re more likely to make a lasting impression if you hear back from the audience.

Institutional Investors at the Japan Korea Week

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event. To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division. Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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Why Japan Korea Week?

Meet the biggest global funds

Network and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest and leading private debt managers.

Network with your peers

Connect with your peers and understand their strategies and allocation approach to private debt at our networking cocktail and luncheon.

Get the latest insights

Discuss the opportunities and challenges your peers are facing in the market at the investor roundtable.

Explore opportunities

Find investment opportunities across different debt strategies, from direct lending, mezzanine, and unitranche lending.

Our year-on-year investor attendees include:

ABL Life Insurance
AISIN Employees’ Pension Fund
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
CDPQ Singapore
Chikyoren
Daido Life Insurance
Development Bank of Japan
DIC Pension Fund
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance
Government Employees Pension Service
Hanwha Life Insurance
Heungkuk Life Insurance
Hyundai Insurance
Industrial Bank of Korea
Japan Highway Company Corporation
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Japan Science & Technology Agency
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Korea National Pension Service (NPS)
Korean RE
Korean Teachers’ Credit Union (KTCU)
LOTTE Non-life Insurance
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
Sumitomo Life Insurance
ZENKYOREN
And many more.

The week is comprising of two leading conferences

PDI Seoul Forum
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul
26 June 2023

Connecting South Korean capital to global markets

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PDI Tokyo Forum
Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi
29 June 2023

Connecting Japanese capital to global opportunities

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Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Apply now