Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conference

Connect with Japan and Korea’s leading investors at PDI Japan Korea Week on 10 November to create fundraising opportunities and build new relationships.

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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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

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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

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2020 Agenda

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 9th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 10th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Seoul Forum
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

09:00 - 09:25

Welcome from PDI and Keynote presentation: Ares: Is the impending downturn the greatest opportunity of greatest challenge that private debt as an asset class has ever known?

Kipp deVeer
  • What effect will the pandemic and subsequent downturn have on competition within the private debt market?
  • Why is private debt attractive for investors relative to other asset classes?
  • What changes have we seen to investor and manager behaviour in anticipation of the correction?
Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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09:30 - 10:10

Panel: LP and GPs take a view on the next decade for private debt

Dalit Nuttall, Janghwan Lee, Greg Racz, David Ross, Robert O’Sullivan
  • What is fuelling the rise in global private debt?
  • What are the key learnings from the covid-19 crisis?
  • Which private debt strategies have come out on top in the face of covid-19 and which have suffered?
  • What are leading GPs and LPs predicting for the next decade?
A speaker photo for Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Janghwan Lee

Managing Director, Financial Investment Group Head, LOTTE Insurance

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A speaker photo for Greg Racz

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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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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Robert O’Sullivan

Managing Partner, Comvest Credit Partners

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10:15 - 10:45

Networking break

10:45 - 11:25

Panel: Emerging from chaos: Is the US mid-market still driving exceptional returns?

Sandra Lee Montgomery, Rakesh Jain, Brad Marshall, Tas Hasan
  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploying capital in the mid-market
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Sandra Lee Montgomery

Partner, Proskauer

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A speaker photo for Rakesh Jain

Rakesh Jain

Partner – Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon Ventures (US)

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Brad Marshall

Co-head of Performing Credit, Blackstone Credit

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Tas Hasan

Partner and Head of the Investment Team, Deerpath Capital

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11:30 - 12:00

‘Meet the Speakers’ & Interactive Roundtable: Private Lending Market: Comparison of 2008 Global Financial Crisis and the Covid-19 Recession

Daniel Leger, Ji Hye You, Kipp deVeer, Benjamin Fanger, Tas Hasan, Robert O’Sullivan

All speakers and participants may join an interactive discussion on where they are seeing the impacts from the pandemic and GFC on private debt market. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

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Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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Ji Hye You

Partner, Proskauer

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Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

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A speaker photo for Tas Hasan

Tas Hasan

Partner and Head of the Investment Team, Deerpath Capital

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Robert O’Sullivan

Managing Partner, Comvest Credit Partners

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 13:25

‘Meet the Speakers’ & Interactive Roundtable: Corporate debt vs real asset debt

Jiroo Eoh, Jayme Younghee Han, Seung-ki Jeong

All speakers and participants may join an interactive discussion on the private debt investing in financial vs non-financial assets. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

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Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle

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Seung-ki Jeong

Manager, DGB Life Insurance

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13:30 - 14:05

Panel: Korean LPs cut to the chase: How committed are they to private debt and building new private credit manager relationships?

Andrew Shin, Byung Kyu Cheon, Wan Sun Park
  • How do LPs currently view private debt?
  • Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face? How does restricted travel affect LP / GP relationships?
  • What are the most pressing challenges facing asset allocations?
  • What do Korean investors want from their global fund managers and local asset managers?
Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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Byung Kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

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Wan Sun Park

Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

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14:10 - 14:50

Panel: What is driving investors to commit to Asia’s credit markets?

Thomas Swain, Carol Lee Park, Edward Tong, Benjamin Fanger
  • What opportunities and key challenges lie ahead for private debt in Asia?
  • What should investors be aware of when approaching different markets across Asia?
  • How are different managers approaching open-ended and closed-ended vehicles and what are potential considerations for each?
  • What are the opportunities at the larger end of the market versus the mid-market?
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Thomas Swain

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

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Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

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Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

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Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

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14:55 - 15:25

Networking break

15:25 - 15:45

Keynote: Carlyle on the future of global private debt investment

Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins PDISEOUL20

Mark Jenkins

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group

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15:50 - 16:30

Panel: Korean gatekeepers’ perspectives on private debt allocations during and after the pandemic

Sang Hoon Kim, Kwangjin Sim, Haewon Park, KyuHuhn Yeon
  • What are the key private market trends viewed by Korean investment professionals?
  • The role of the AMCs and securities firms in the fund manager selection and monitoring process
  • Covid-19 vs GFC: what did gatekeepers learn from the lessons?
Kim Sang Hoon PERESEOUL20

Sang Hoon Kim

Lead Portfolio Manager, Meritz Asset Management

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Kwangjin Sim

Head of Multi-financial Products Team, Kiwoom Securities

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Haewon Park

Senior Vice President, Vogo Fund Asset Management

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KyuHuhn Yeon

Head of Global Alternative Investments, Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management

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16:35 - 16:50

Fireside chat: Navigating a hard contraction - European mid-market lending

Patrick Marshall, Trevor Castledine
  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploying capital in the mid-market
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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

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16:55 - 17:15

Keynote fireside chat: POBA

Dong Hun Jang, Adalla Kim
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Dong Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

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Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

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17:20 - 18:10

‘Meet the Speakers’ & Interactive Roundtable: Which credit strategy will gain traction in Q4 onwards? (Followed by Closing remarks and the end of content sessions)

Robert Petty, Dong Hun Jang, Patrick Marshall, Wan Sun Park, David Ross, Andrew Shin, Kwangjin Sim, KyuHuhn Yeon, Janghwan Lee

All speakers and participants may join an interactive discussion on which strategies will prove most attractive as the year closes out and into 2021. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

A speaker photo for Robert Petty

Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

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A speaker photo for Dong Hun Jang

Dong Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

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A speaker photo for Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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A speaker photo for Wan Sun Park

Wan Sun Park

Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

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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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Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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A speaker photo for Kwangjin Sim

Kwangjin Sim

Head of Multi-financial Products Team, Kiwoom Securities

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A speaker photo for KyuHuhn Yeon

KyuHuhn Yeon

Head of Global Alternative Investments, Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management

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A speaker photo for Janghwan Lee

Janghwan Lee

Managing Director, Financial Investment Group Head, LOTTE Insurance

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Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

Agenda

Day 4 - Thursday 12th

Virtual event - Private Debt Investor Tokyo Forum
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

09:00 - 09:25

Welcome from PDI and Keynote presentation: Ares: Is the impending downturn the greatest opportunity of greatest challenge that private debt as an asset class has ever known?

Kipp deVeer
  • What effect will the pandemic and subsequent downturn have on competition within the private debt market?
  • Why is private debt attractive for investors relative to other asset classes?
  • What changes have we seen to investor and manager behaviour in anticipation of the correction?
Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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09:30 - 10:10

Panel: How the investment landscape for private debt is developing in response to covid-19?

Dalit Nuttall, Greg Racz, David Ross, Ming Eng
  • Which markets will bounce back fastest from pandemic?
  • What a private credit deal looks like today and over the multiple cycles?
  • Are sponsor-backed transactions still appealing and what benefits do they offer private lenders?
A speaker photo for Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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A speaker photo for Greg Racz

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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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 Ming Eng

Ming Eng

Managing Director, Olympus Capital Asia Credit

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10:15 - 10:45

Networking Lounge: Meet the Japanese investors and gatekeepers

An exclusive private meeting space where you can quickly network with a cross-section of high-quality LPs and their gatekeepers via our immersive networking experience.

10:45 - 11:20

Panel: Unravelling the mysteries of private debt for investors: Are LPs still hesitant to take the plunge?

Masao Konomi, Hiroaki Matsunami, Ken Shimasaki, Kazuo Nishimura
  • Nuances of investing in private debt – how it compares to private equity investing
  • What is giving LPs the confidence to increase allocations to private debt after a pandemic?
  • What is the Japanese LP’s risk appetite and geographic focus?
A speaker photo for Masao  Konomi

Masao Konomi

President, Konomi Inc

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Hiroaki Matsunami PDITOKYO20

Hiroaki Matsunami

Senior Vice President, Global Investment Management Department, DBJ Asset Management

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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A speaker photo for Kazuo  Nishimura

Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

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11:25 - 11:55

‘Meet the Speakers’ & Interactive roundtable: Which credit strategy will gain traction in Q4 onwards?

Daniel Leger, Robert O’Sullivan, Kipp deVeer, Benjamin Fanger, Sakura Koumi, Kazuo Nishimura, Koji Sugauchi

All speakers and participants may join an interactive discussion on which strategies will prove most attractive as the year closes out and into 2021. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

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Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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A speaker photo for Robert O’Sullivan

Robert O’Sullivan

Managing Partner, Comvest Credit Partners

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Kipp deVeer PDISEOUL20

Kipp deVeer

Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation

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A speaker photo for Benjamin Fanger

Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

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A speaker photo for Sakura Koumi

Sakura Koumi

Senior Investment Officer, Asset Management One Alternative Investments

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A speaker photo for Kazuo  Nishimura

Kazuo Nishimura

Chief Product Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies

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A speaker photo for Koji Sugauchi

Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 13:35

Panel: How investors are addressing risk during the pandemic

Ari Druker, Sakura Koumi, Noriko Ogawa, Koji Sugauchi
  • How is risk assessment and management changing in response to Covid-19?
  • How does the risk-return profile compare in private debt vs alternative asset classes?
  • What lessons to take forward from Covid-19, what to do if a pandemic strikes again?
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Ari Druker

Director, PAG

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A speaker photo for Sakura Koumi

Sakura Koumi

Senior Investment Officer, Asset Management One Alternative Investments

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Noriko Ogawa

Investment Director, Benesse Group Pensiom Fund

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Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

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13:40 - 14:20

Panel: What is driving investors to commit to Asia’s credit markets?

Thomas Swain, Robert Petty, Edward Tong, Carol Lee Park
  • What opportunities and key challenges lie ahead for private debt in Asia
  • What should investors be aware of when approaching different markets across Asia?
  • How are different managers approaching open-ended and closed-ended vehicles and what are potential considerations for each?
  • What are the opportunities at the larger end of the market vs the mid-market?
A speaker photo for Thomas Swain

Thomas Swain

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

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Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

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Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

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Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

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14:20 - 14:50

Networking break

14:50 - 15:15

Global LP keynote fireside chat: Zurich Insurance

Brian Olvany, Andy Thomson
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Brian Olvany

Head of Private Debt - Investment Management, Zurich Insurance Group

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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15:15 - 15:55

Panel: Prepare to ride the wave of distressed and special situations

Ian Jackson, Kanchan Jain, Damon Krytzer, Benjamin Fanger
  • Where are the pockets of opportunity in this vast market?
  • How can distressed funds make the current environment work for them?
  • What can accelerate or derail future growth?
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Ian Jackson

Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, The Carlyle Group

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Kanchan Jain

Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

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Damon Krytzer

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

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Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

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16:00 - 16:30

Panel: Navigating a hard contraction - European mid-market lending

Patrick Marshall, Ramesh Yesodharan, Trevor Castledine
  • What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
  • Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
  • Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital
A speaker photo for Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Ramesh Yesodharan

Head - Credit Strategy, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

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16:35 - 17:15

Panel: Japanese LPs cut to the chase: How committed are they to private debt and building new private credit manager relationships?

Jiro Shimpo, Yoshi Kiguchi, Masashi Ono, Tsutomu Ishida, Takeshi Ito
  • How do LPs currently view private debt?
  • Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face? How does restricted travel affect LP / GP relationships?
  • What are the most pressing challenges facing asset allocations?
  • What do Japanese investors want from their global fund managers and local asset managers?
A speaker photo for Jiro Shimpo

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

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A speaker photo for Yoshi Kiguchi

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, West Japan Machinery Pension Fund

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Masashi Ono

Deputy General Manager, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

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Takeshi Ito

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

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17:20 - 18:10

‘Meet the Speakers’ & Interactive Roundtable: Looking beyond 2020 - Private debt opportunities in developed markets or emerging markets (followed by Closing remarks and end of content sessions)

Ari Druker, Kanchan Jain, Patrick Marshall, Noriko Ogawa, Brian Olvany, David Ross, Ken Shimasaki, Andy Thomson

All speakers and participants may join an interactive discussion on where they are seeing the next big opportunities in the private credit space. Roundtables create a space for you to be directly involved in the conversation, share your thoughts on key topics and learn what other GPs and LPs are thinking in terms of future-strategy and allocations.

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Ari Druker

Director, PAG

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Kanchan Jain

Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Noriko Ogawa

Investment Director, Benesse Group Pensiom Fund

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Brian Olvany

Head of Private Debt - Investment Management, Zurich Insurance Group

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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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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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Agenda

Day 5 - Friday 13th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens private meetings

Private meetings open until Friday 13th November, networking continues and on-demand access to session content until 31st December 2020

Discuss with our speakers through key trends

Discover the industry-shifting topics and strategies from our latest agenda.

Download preliminary agenda today. Tell us what you want to hear at the Week by contacting our producer Niann Lai.

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Our 2020 Speakers

View the 2020 speaker line-up below. Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Ms Niann Lai at niann.l@peimedia.com.

Manda Chan, Evercore Private Funds Group

Manda Chan

Co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business, Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG)

Manda Chan is a co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business of the Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG), and is based in Hong Kong. PFG is one of the most active global placement agents focused on advising and executing capital raisings for private… Read full bio
Innchul Oh Hyundai

Innchul Oh

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

Innchul Oh is senior manager of private equity team at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance(HDMF) based in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to HDMF, he worked as a senior manager in National Agricultural Cooperative Federation(NACF) and he established global… Read full bio
Kaoru Ikeuchi Nissay

Kaoru Ikeuchi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nissay Asset Management

Kaoru Ikeuchi is Senior Portfolio Manager at Alternative Investment Department of Nissay Asset Management since Apr 2017 (his department has moved to NAM from Nippon Life Insurance Company in Mar 2021) where he is responsible for investing private de… Read full bio

Ari Druker

Director, PAG

Ari recently joined PAG within the newly launched regional data center platform that aims to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for digital infrastructure in Asia. Prior to PAG, Ari was a member of the Investment Banking Coverage Group at Deuts… Read full bio

Ming Eng

Managing Director, Olympus Capital Asia Credit

Ming Eng is a Managing Director and portfolio manager at Olympus Capital Asia Credit, a private credit investment manager focusing on mid-market direct lending opportunities across Asia Pacific. She is responsible for origination, execution and manag… Read full bio
Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh is the Team Head, leading infrastructure and real assets (real estate) investment team, at ABL Life Insurance (Korea). Previously, Jiroo worked with Macquarie Group (Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, both Austr… Read full bio

Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

Benjamin Fanger is the Managing Partner and founder of ShoreVest Partners and is one of the pioneering investors in China’s credit markets. He has managed over $1.8 billion in Chinese distressed debt and special situations investments, and sits on Sh… Read full bio

Jayme Younghee Han

Executive Director - Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jayme Han, Executive Director, Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, is responsible for JLL Asia Pacific mandates and distribution in the firm's Global Funds Advisory team. Ms Han takes on regional responsibilities focused on advisory mandates and di… Read full bio

Tas Hasan

Partner and Head of the Investment Team, Deerpath Capital

Mr. Tas Hasan is a Partner and head of the Investment Team at Deerpath Capital. He is responsible for managing Deerpath’s deal sourcing, deal pipeline and origination and execution activities. In this role, he directs the investment team in our five… 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

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

Ian Jackson

Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, The Carlyle Group

Ian Jackson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, focusing on distressed and special situations investment opportunities. He is based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jackson was a Director and Senior Analyst with… Read full bio

Kanchan Jain

Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

Ms. Jain has 26 years of experience across financial markets in Europe & Asia across deal origination, structuring, underwriting, portfolio & risk, and fundraising. Prior to joining BPEA, Ms. Jain spent 8 years focused on the mid-market corpo… Read full bio

Rakesh Jain

Partner – Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon Ventures (US)

Rakesh (Rick) Jain is a Partner and Global Head of Private Debt with 20 years of private markets experience. Prior to joining Pantheon, Rick was a Managing Director and an Investment Committee Member at Star Mountain Capital, a middle-market private… Read full bio

Dong Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)

Mr. Jang has joined the firm in November 2015 as a Chief Investment Officer of POBA. As the CIO, he has senior management oversight of the firm's investments totaling around US$ 13 bil. and leads the firm's strategic expansion in overseas investment… Read full bio
Mark Jenkins PDISEOUL20

Mark Jenkins

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group

Mark Jenkins is a Managing Director and Head of Global Credit based in New York. He is also a member of Carlyle's Management Committee. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jenkins was a Senior Managing Director at CPPIB and responsible for leading CPPIB’s… Read full bio

Seung-ki Jeong

Manager, DGB Life Insurance

Seung-ki Jeong is responsible for alternative investment including infrastructure in DGB Life Insurance. Prior to DGB Life, he worked for MG Non-Life Insurance company as Alternative Investment Manager in investment team. Prior to MG Non-Life Insuran… 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
Kim Sang Hoon PERESEOUL20

Sang Hoon Kim

Lead Portfolio Manager, Meritz Asset Management

Sang Hoon Kim is the lead portfolio manager in the Alternative Investment Team. Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, he was Head of Global Asset Management Team at Korea Development Bank Asset Management(KDB AM) and managed global investment funds of $… Read full bio

Masao Konomi

President, Konomi Inc

Masao Konomi (B.E., Electrical Eng., Tokyo University; M.B.A. Harvard Business School) has been running, Konomi, Inc., his own Tokyo-based international investment banking firm, since 1983. Before starting his own firm, he worked with Morgan Stanley… Read full bio

Sakura Koumi

Senior Investment Officer, Asset Management One Alternative Investments

Sakura Koumi is a Senior Investment Officer of Asset Management Alternative Investments (“AMOAI”). She also serves as a Fund Manager of Asset Management One. Prior to joining AMOAI in the fall of 2017, she was engaged in originating project finance t… Read full bio

Damon Krytzer

Managing Director, Probitas Partners

Damon has nineteen years of industry experience and is responsible for leading Probitas Partners’ efforts in private and structured credit. Damon joined Probitas in 2018 after holding leadership positions with Highland Capital Management and Greywolf… Read full bio

Janghwan Lee

Managing Director, Financial Investment Group Head, LOTTE Insurance

Janghwan Lee has led alternative investment team in Lotte non-life insurance company covering real estate, infrastructure, acquisition financing, aviation, private debt and private equity. He has led a couple of landmark deals in alternative investme… Read full bio

Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Leger has over 18 years of experience in the asset management business. Prior to joining MGG, Mr. Leger was Head of Strategic Planning and Client Services at Akre Capital Management in Virginia where he helped grow the then 24 year old firm’s pri… Read full bio

Brad Marshall

Co-head of Performing Credit, Blackstone Credit

Brad Marshall is Co-head of Blackstone Credit’s Performing Credit Platform, CEO of both the Blackstone Private Credit Fund (BCRED) and the Blackstone Secured Lending Fund (BXSL), and a Senior Managing Director with Blackstone. Mr. Marshall focuses on… Read full bio

Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

Patrick joined the international business of Federated Hermes in June 2015 to launch and manage the Direct Lending strategy, which invests in senior loans to UK and European mid-market businesses. In this role, Patrick is responsible for the day-to-d… Read full bio
Hiroaki Matsunami PDITOKYO20

Hiroaki Matsunami

Senior Vice President, Global Investment Management Department, DBJ Asset Management

Mr. Matsunami has been involved with private debt and private equity fund investments at DBJ Asset Management as a gatekeeper for Japanese clients. Prior to DBJ Asset Management, Mr. Matsunami worked at the Investment Division of Meiji Yasuda Life. M… 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

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following a career in banking, Dalit Nuttall founded WVC in 2007 in order to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that address the investors’ market views and required consid… Read full bio

Robert O’Sullivan

Managing Partner, Comvest Credit Partners

Robert is a Managing Partner and is a co-founder of Comvest Credit Partners. Robert serves as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and the Investment Committees for Comvest’s direct lending strategy funds as well as Comvest Strategic Growth Fun… Read full bio

Noriko Ogawa

Investment Director, Benesse Group Pensiom Fund

Noriko Ogawa was appointed as an Investment Director of Benesse Group Pension Fund in Jan 2007. In Jan 2005, she transferred to Benesse Group Pension Fund. She joined Benesse Group Welfare Association in Jan 2001.

Brian Olvany

Head of Private Debt - Investment Management, Zurich Insurance Group

Brian is managing the team responsible for the implementation and performance management of a portfolio of private debt assets ($10bn) which consists of corporate loans (leveraged, middle market and private placements) and real asset loans (infrastru… Read full bio

Masashi Ono

Deputy General Manager, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Masashi Ono is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Department at the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company where he heads the Private Equity and Infrastructure Fund Investment Group. Prior to his current role, he served as an Executive Vice… Read full bio
Carol Lee Park PDISEOUL20

Carol Lee Park

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners (HK)

Ms. Park is a Managing Director of Lending Ark Asia Secured Private Debt Fund and a member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Park has over 25 years of experience across investment banking, private equity, and private debt investments in New York and H… Read full bio

Haewon Park

Senior Vice President, Vogo Fund Asset Management

Haewon Park is the Vice President of Vogo Fund Asset Management. Ms. Park has c.10 years of asset management and finance experience. Prior to joining Vogo Fund Asset Management, Ms. Park was a Manager at Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, where sh… Read full bio

Wan Sun Park

Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

Wansun Park is the Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team in Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance (“FHL”), where he manages overseas alternative investment, e.g. private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. Mr. Park has developed the o… Read full bio

Robert Petty

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

Rob Petty is Co-Founder of the Clearwater Funds and Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital (Asia). Since founding the Clearwater Funds in 2001, Rob and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies, building an As… 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
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 at Northleaf Capital Partners, a global private markets investment firm with more than $16 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under management on behalf… Read full bio

Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Ken Shimasaki is responsible for the sourcing new managers and strategies globally in the alternative investment space with a focus on the credit strategies including credit related HFs and private debt funds. Before joining Mitsui & Co. Alternat… 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

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

Kwangjin Sim

Head of Multi-financial Products Team, Kiwoom Securities

Mr. Sim is Head of Multi-financial Products Team at Kiwoom Securities. He established the team in 2015, and is in charge of overseas alternative investment fund placement agent business and global alternative investment direct investments (Real estat… Read full bio

Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

Sugauchi Koji joined Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank in 2016 as a head of investment. His responsibilities include alternative investment, equity and fixed income investments. Prior to the Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank, he joined Dai-ichi Life in 1983. He worked… Read full bio

Thomas Swain

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

Thomas joined the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group in 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for leading PFG’s advisory and fundraising execution activities in Asia Pacific across both primary fundraisings and secondary liquidity solutions… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… Read full bio

Edward Tong

Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group

Edward Tong is Head of the Private Debt Asia business unit and Deputy Head of Partners Group's Singapore office. He is a member of the Global Direct Debt Investment Committee. Edward has been with Partners Group since 2013 and has 16 years of industr… Read full bio

KyuHuhn Yeon

Head of Global Alternative Investments, Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management

Kyuhuhn YEON is the head of Global Alternative Investments at Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management. He is one of the few local fund managers who initiated and created local feeder funds that invests as a fund of fund for offshore LP interests startin… Read full bio

Ramesh Yesodharan

Head - Credit Strategy, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Ramesh is a structured credit portfolio manager at The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, a Japanese bank. An Engineer/MBA from prestigious Indian institutes, he has over 20 years of financial markets experience. His current focus is on CLOs, Direct Lending… Read full bio

Ji Hye You

Partner, Proskauer

Ji Hye You is a partner in the Private Credit Group and a member of the Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on representing agents, lenders and borrowers in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including asset base… Read full bio

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To deliver on this commitment of creating valuable connections and fundraising for the asset class, PDI Japan Korea Week is now available as a virtual experience, alongside the live conferences in Tokyo and Seoul.

You can navigate the virtual experience through one-click access from the comfort and safety of your time zone available on your device and on-demand, with real-time content on 10 and 12 November and extended networking running from 9-13 November.

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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
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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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Shinsei Bank

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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, Hamilton Lane

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Haewon Park

Senior Vice President, Vogo Fund Asset Management

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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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 (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, Greg Racz, David Ross
  • 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.
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Thomas Swain

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

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Tas Hasan

Partner and Head of the Investment Team, Deerpath Capital

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Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

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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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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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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?
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Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

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Akihiro Endo

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

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Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director – Japan Representative, Hamilton Lane

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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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?
Andrew Shin

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

Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

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11:50 - 13:10

Break

13:10 - 13:35

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

Senior Director, Investment Strategy Group, Korea Investment Corporation

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13:40 - 14:25

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

Manda Chan, Andrew Tan, Hemant Daga
  • 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?
Manda Chan, Evercore Private Funds Group

Manda Chan

Co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business, Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG)

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Andrew Tan, Muzinich & Co

Andrew Tan

Head of Asia Pacific Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

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Hemant Daga

Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management

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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, Alternative Investments Team, ORIX Life Insurance

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Kaoru Ikeuchi Nissay

Kaoru Ikeuchi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nissay Asset Management

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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?
Elizabeth Oh Mercer

Elizabeth Oh

Head of Investment Advisory, 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)

Stephan Caron
  • Development and outlook of the European private debt market
  • Lessons learned from Covid-19 – pricing, terms, etc.
  • ESG integration
Stephan Caron BlackRock

Stephan Caron

Head of European Private Debt, 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, Natalia Tsitoura
  • 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?
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Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

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James Greenwood, Permira Credit

James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

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Patrick Marshall

Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Federated Hermes

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Natalia Tsitoura

Managing Director, Head of European Private Debt, Apollo Global Management

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17:05 - 17:25

Presentation: European lower middle market direct lending (LPs only)

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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17:30 - 17:30

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Our 2021 speakers:

Stephan Caron BlackRock

Stephan Caron

Head of European Private Debt, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Stephan Caron, Managing Director, is Head of European Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). In this role, he is responsible for leading the platform, originating and executing investment opportunities, leading the investment proc… Read full bio

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Private Markets, bfinance

Trevor is a Senior Director in bfinance’s private markets team, focussing on alternative credit. He was formerly Deputy CIO at LCPF and then Investment Director for the Credit investments of LPPI, the investment management collaboration between Lanca… Read full bio
Manda Chan, Evercore Private Funds Group

Manda Chan

Co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business, Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG)

Manda Chan is a co-founding member of the Asia Pacific Business of the Evercore Private Funds Group (PFG), and is based in Hong Kong. PFG is one of the most active global placement agents focused on advising and executing capital raisings for private… Read full bio

Byung Kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

He has 26 years experiences in both the Korean and International financial markets holding progressively more senior positions, first in the trading area, then the fund management industry and finally insurance industry. He has built a well proven an… Read full bio
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Senior Director, Investment Strategy Group, Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi is senior director at the Investment Strategy Team at the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). He is in charge of implementing the sovereign wealth fund’s investment strategies, processes and policies. From 2016, he has mainly worked for d… Read full bio

Hemant Daga

Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management

Hemant Daga has 18 years of investment experience and is the CEO for Edelweiss Asset Management. As the head of the Asset Management business, Hemant is responsible for the Alternatives business and the Mutual Fund business. He has been instrumental… Read full bio

Akihiro Endo

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

Mr. Endo joined Tokio Marine Asset Management (TMAM) in 2017. His responsibilities include investment analysis, due diligence, investment monitoring, performance analysis, client reporting, and client servicing. Prior to joining TMAM, he worked as a… Read full bio
James Greenwood, Permira Credit

James Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Permira Credit

James joined Permira Credit in June 2007 and has led the business as Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. He is a member of all Permira Credit investment committees. James has over 30 years of European credit experience. In his early career he… 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

Tas Hasan

Partner and Head of the Investment Team, Deerpath Capital

Mr. Tas Hasan is a Partner and head of the Investment Team at Deerpath Capital. He is responsible for managing Deerpath’s deal sourcing, deal pipeline and origination and execution activities. In this role, he directs the investment team in our five… Read full bio
Kaoru Ikeuchi Nissay

Kaoru Ikeuchi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nissay Asset Management

Kaoru Ikeuchi is Senior Portfolio Manager at Alternative Investment Department of Nissay Asset Management since Apr 2017 (his department has moved to NAM from Nippon Life Insurance Company in Mar 2021) where he is responsible for investing private de… Read full bio
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director – Japan Representative, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, where she heads the firm’s Tokyo office. She is primarily responsible for client management and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2012, Tomoko wa… Read full bio