Asia’s leading private debt fundraising conferences

Re-connect with Japanese and Korean institutional investors in-person at the 4th annual PDI Japan Korea Week on 8-10 November in Seoul and Tokyo.

Understand how Japan and Korea’s investors are using private debt as a tool to stabilise their portfolios. Gain exclusive insight into what investors are looking for when partnering with global fund managers.

Secure your place today to get the best savings to join Japanese and Korean investors in-person.

 

 

2022 Confirmed investor attendees include:

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.

Learn the keys to local investor relationships

Meet Japan and Korea’s leading investor community

Connect with behemoth investors GPIF, Japan Post Bank, KIC, POBA and more Japanese and Korean investors in the room.

Understand regional investor relationship dynamics

Learn the secrets to managing relationships with Japanese and Korean investors from regional placement agents and gatekeepers.

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.

 

 

Meet our 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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Discover South Korean investor outlook on 2023 private debt

Byung-kyu Cheon
Chief Investment Officer
DGB Life insurance

JR (Jeryang) Lee
Head of Strategic Alternative Investments Team
National Pension Service

Wan Sun Park
Head of Alternative Investment Team
Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

En Jung Kwon
Team Head of Alternative Solution Team
Mirae Asset Global Investments

Discover global investors' ESG approaches in private debt

Jinsuk Cho, KIC

Jinsuk Choi
Head of Sustainable Investment Team
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)

Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso
Co CEO
SDG Impact Japan

Wai Leng Leong, CDPQ

Wai Leng Leong
Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific,
CDPQ

Jeff Pentland, Northleaf Capital

Jeff Pentland
Managing Director
Northleaf Capital Partners

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Key conversations shaping the conference include:

  • Investor research: Discover how investor focus has shifted in the private in private debt space
  • Strategy lab: Investigate best in class strategies, including middle-market direct lending, real asset debt and distressed debt
  • Market overview: APAC vs Europe vs the States
  • And so much more.

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The week comprises of leading forums in Seoul and Tokyo

PDI Seoul Forum
8 November
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul

Connecting South Korean capital and global fund managers.

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PDI Tokyo Forum
10 November
Shangri-La Tokyo

Meet 100+ Japanese investors focused on private debt strategies.

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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

Creating valuable connections and unlimited fundraising opportunities

As we all continue to search for ways to maximise business efficiency and returns during the covid-19 pandemic, Private Debt Investor is committed to connecting the global private debt community so the business can continue as normal as possible.

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.

Private networking without borders

Launch your fundraising campaign in Japan and Korea through the extensive networking platform which allows you to book unlimited 1-on-1 video meetings with Japanese and Korean LPs speakers and global attendees in virtual meeting rooms. Risk-free, safe connections to advance your business plans.

Talk to headline speakers

Learn the strategies, investment preferences, and more from our headline speakers by joining Live Q&A sessions with keynotes, major Japanese and Korean LP speakers, and global leaders of private debt.

Themed discussions with specialists

Moderated by private credit leaders, Infrastructure Investor brings you opportunities to join in-depth discussions focused on trends, strategies, assets and many more. Knowledge-share with regional leaders and advance your investment and fundraising strategies.

Communicate without language barriers

All premium content will be bilingual –Korean and English or Japanese and English– to ensure you gain the maximum insight available. With virtual pass, you can access the content after the event until the end of the year.

First access to industry-shifting Insights

Access headline speakers’ presentations directly after the sessions to enact the learnings from the session straight away.

Early access to bespoke LP profiles

Platinum subscribers can download LP profile before the conference and know their appetite ahead of connecting with them in our virtual face-to-face networking.

Maximise your time, maximise your returns

By going virtual, you can build the same personal connections with Japanese and Korean LPs whilst saving yourself valuable time that ensures you are only focusing on what is most important to your business.

All content on-demand, when you need it

Replay the agenda items most relevant to you at your convenience to ensure you don’t miss a second of the content no matter which time zone you are in.

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

Meet our 2021 attendees

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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.

Raise your profile among senior private debt decision-makers

Build and develop your company’s brand image, strengthen your market credibility, and meet your investment and business goals. Sponsorship gives you:

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Key conversations shaping private debt trends

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Agenda

PDI Seoul Forum - Tuesday 8th

All times in KST/ UTC+9
08:30 - 09:00

Registration, networking and welcome refreshment

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI and opening remarks

Philip A. Galgano
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Philip A. Galgano

Senior Director - Ratings, Egan-Jones Ratings

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09:10 - 10:00

Opening panel: Private credit: Moving to post pandemic investing opportunities

Greg Racz, David Ross, Chris Semple, Philip A. Galgano
  • Has 2022 been a game changing year for private debt fund managers?
  • Given the interest rate hike, inflation and Fed’s tightening stance, have there been preference shifts in tranches? What are the top findings from global investor sentiment?
  • Which strategies are proving resilient or “all weather”, regardless of the credit cycle or economic climate?
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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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Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

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Philip A. Galgano

Senior Director - Ratings, Egan-Jones Ratings

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10:00 - 10:30

Keynote panel: The growth of ESG in private debt markets

Jinsuk Choi, Jeff Pentland, Alex Lynn
  • How has the private debt space responded to the increased emphasis on ESG factors?
  • What are the top ESG priorities – DE&I, climate, data, transparency, other matters?
  • How do managers tackle ESG challenges such as lack of ESG data availability?
  • Is impact investing the next level of ESG in private debt?
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

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Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Media

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:50

Keynote panel: View from the Top [Korean session]

Wan Sun Park, Byung-kyu Cheon, En Jung Kwon, JR (Jeryang) Lee, Woong Han
  • How do investors view the private debt markets developing in 2023?
  • What are the pros and cons of going private debt vs alternative asset classes?
  • How can the investment team balance the demands for increased yield from the portfolio with risk?
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Wan Sun Park

Head of Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

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Byung-kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

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En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Alternative Solution Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

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JR (Jeryang) Lee

Head of Strategic Alternative Investments Team, National Pension Service

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Woong Han

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

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Identifying values across diversified private debt strategies

Andre A. Hakkak, Ryan Chung, Jayme Younghee Han, Augustin Segard
  • What are alternative credit strategies away from the direct lending crowd?
  • The growth of opportunistic credit, specialty finance and niche strategies
  • How have real asset debts been performing in turbulent times?
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Andre A. Hakkak

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

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Ryan Chung

Managing Director and Head of Principal Investment, Huatai International

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Jayme Younghee Han

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

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Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Schroders Capital

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12:30 - 13:45

Networking luncheon

13:45 - 14:25

Panel: The US and Europe market landscape

Deborah Ogawa, Antonella Napolitano, Dong Hun Jang, Derrick Wee, Seung-ki Jeong
  • Has there been a geographical shift in preference since covid in US and Europe?
  • How are managers managing and mitigating downside risk?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities heading into 2023 – sectors, structures, strategies in developed markets?
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Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

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Antonella Napolitano

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

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Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, YULCHON

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Derrick Wee

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

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Seung-ki Jeong

General Manager, Kiwoom Asset Management

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14:25 - 14:45

Presentation: Spotlights on commercial real estate debt in Australia

Patrick Keenan, Dan Gallen
  • The outlook of CRE debt in Australia, compared with developed markets
  • Differentiating factors between various financing sources today
  • Looking ahead: what should investors consider when allocating capital in CRE debt?
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Patrick Keenan

Chairman, Pallas Group

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Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

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14:45 - 15:15

Networking break

15:15 - 16:00

Panel: Uncovering the secret sauce of investment due diligence in South Korea [Korean session]

Woong Hwang, Jungik Cho, Eugene So, Taehyun Yum, Sunkyung Lee
  • What are new tactics for gatekeepers to deal with Korean investors?
  • What advice would asset managers give to investors who are just entering private debt investment world?
  • What do Korean investors want from fund managers or local placement agents?
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Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

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Jungik Cho

Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, Mirae Asset Securities

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Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

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Taehyun Yum

Principal, HarbourVest Partners Korea

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Sunkyung Lee

Managing Director, PineStreet Asset Management

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16:00 - 16:50

Panel: Korean investor appetite for private debt [Korean session]

Andrew Shin, Rok Kim, David Oh, Celine Jeeyoun Kim
  • Where does corporate debt, real estate debt and infrastructure debt sit in LPs’ portfolios?
  • Any sectors or strategies that are outperforming expectations?
  • What attributes do institutional investors look for when choosing cross-border private debt managers?
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Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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Rok Kim

Senior Manager, The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union

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David Oh

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

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Celine Jeeyoun Kim

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

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16:50 - 17:30

Closing remarks and networking cocktail (followed by End of PDI Seoul Forum)

Agenda

PDI Tokyo Forum - Thursday 10th

All times in JST/ UTC+9
08:30 - 09:00

Registration, networking and welcome refreshment

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI and opening remarks

Lily Murakami Voukadinov
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Lily Murakami Voukadinov

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

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09:10 - 10:00

Opening panel: Private debt into the next decade

David Ross, Kevin Griffin, Sayaka Iwase, Brian Dillard, Vikas Keswani
  • Why investors continue making private debt commitment despite the prolonged global pandemic, macroeconomic uncertainties, and geopolitical risks?
  • Outlook of the private credit landscape and quality, given the interest rate hike, higher inflation and Fed’s tightening stance, etc.
  • Are there any areas of focus that fund managers are excited about for the next 12-18 months?
David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Kevin Griffin

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

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Sayaka Iwase

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

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Brian Dillard

Partner and Head of Asia Credit, KKR

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Vikas Keswani

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

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10:00 - 10:30

Keynote panel: The growth of ESG in private debt markets

Mari Kogiso, Jeff Pentland, Wai Leng Leong
  • How has the private debt space responded to the increased emphasis on ESG factors?
  • What are the ESG top priorities – DE&I, climate, data, transparency, other matters?
  • Is impact investing the next level of ESG in private debt?
Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso

Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan

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Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Wai Leng Leong CDPQ

Wai Leng Leong

Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, CDPQ

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:45

Panel: Japanese investor appetite for private debt [Japanese session]

Yuko Hara, Jiro Shimpo, Tsutomu Ishida, Yoshi Kiguchi, Eriko Shoji
  • Where are Japanese investors finding alpha across global markets (developed vs emerging), sectors, asset type (corporate, infrastructure or real estate) and focused strategies in terms of capital structure (senior, junior, unitranche, mezzanine, etc.)?
  • What attributes do institutional investors look for when choosing cross-border private debt managers?
  • Are there any new approaches or ESG criteria to weather changing environments?
Yuko Hara ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara

Director, Alternative Investments Team, ORIX Life Insurance

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Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

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Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

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Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations

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Eriko Shoji

Director, Japan Post Bank

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11:45 - 12:30

Panel: Where do private credit opportunities lie in the new era?

Andre A. Hakkak, Jingjing Bai, Shoji Misawa, Go Yamashita
  • What are the drivers and trends for alternative credit strategies?
  • The growth of specialty finance and niche strategies
  • How does the view of private debt look from Asia, compared with the US or Europe?
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Andre A. Hakkak

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

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Jingjing Bai

Advisor, Bfinance

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Shoji Misawa

Executive Director, ORIX Asia Asset Management

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Go Yamashita

Managing Director, KKR Capital Markets

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12:30 - 13:30

Networking luncheon

13:30 - 14:20

Panel: The US and Europe market landscape

Deborah Ogawa, Antonella Napolitano, Chris Semple, Alexander Ott
  • Spotlight on the middle market direct lending in the US and Europe: How has the dynamic evolved in the past year? How did managers tackle challenges such as economic hurdles, the threat of rising interest rates and possible liquidity risks?
  • Where do the pockets of opportunities lie when comparing the upper and lower market?
  • How are fund managers differentiating themselves in terms of fundraising and portfolio management?
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Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

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Antonella Napolitano

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

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Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

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Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

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14:20 - 14:40

Presentation: Spotlight on commercial real estate debt in Australia

Patrick Keenan, Dan Gallen
  • The outlook of CRE debt in Australia, compared with developed markets
  • Differentiating factors between various financing sources today
  • Looking ahead: what should investors consider when allocating capital in CRE debt?
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Patrick Keenan

Chairman, Pallas Group

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Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

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14:40 - 15:10

Networking break

15:10 - 15:25

Private debt in numbers

Chin Yuen
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Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia, Private Debt Investor

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15:25 - 16:10

Panel: Hear from gatekeepers – how should investors balance opportunity and risk when investing in private debt funds? [Japanese session]

Tomoko Kitao , Kunio Kamoi, Manabu Washio , Xiaodong (Akina) Chang, Keiichi Komori
  • Lessons learnt from virtual due diligence processes given the lockdown and disruptions. What kind of practices are changed forever?
  • How important are transparency and liquidity when the markets become volatile?
  • What is the target return and risk acceptable or unacceptable on private debts?
  • How are risk assessment, Japanese investors’ appetite and activity level changing in response to the economic downturn?
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

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Kunio Kamoi

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

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Manabu Washio

Head, Aksia Asia

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Xiaodong (Akina) Chang

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

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Keiichi Komori

Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management

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16:10 - 16:40

Closing Keynote: JST's approach on private debt investing [Japanese session]

Yasuyuki Tomita
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Yasuyuki Tomita

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

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16:40 - 17:30

Closing remarks and networking cocktail (followed by end of the 4th annual 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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