Creating global opportunities for Korean capital
The 2nd annual PDI Seoul Forum returns on 7 November, creating unrivalled opportunities to align your business strategies with the investment preferences of more than 100 Korean LPs.
Utilising Private Debt Investor’s position as the most trusted private debt publication globally, the Forum programme will ensure you are ahead of the curve in your investment strategies, with frequent networking sessions to enhance connections.
There has never been a better time than the Seoul Forum to join your global peers to connect with the LPs shaping global capital flows and strengthen your portfolio
Key topics featured at the conference:
- Kaleidoscopic view from global to local private debt markets, focuses on different countries: US, Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea and other Asia markets
- Panels: Gathering the leading asset management companies and gatekeepers
- Hot strategies: Distressed, senior, mezzanine & unitranche
- An introduction of private debt to local investors across capital stack
- Growth and opportunities of real estate & infrastructure debts
Connect with the giant Korean institutional investors to demonstrate your value-add capabilities and turbocharge your fundraising.
Meet global GPs and practitioners to share latest trends and market information to unlock investment opportunities.
Grow your business by demonstrating the unique service to global private credit leaders and create new connections with industry players
“It provides good insight into how Korean LPs think about this asset class.”
“Very well organized and structured. Great access to the asset class’ leading players and insights.”
Juno, Hee Kyoung Yoon
“Founding members gave us insightful sharing and perspectives from regional LP are inspiring.”
As Korean institutional investors are expanding their alternative investments to grow revenue amid the global environment, the likes of KTCU, NPS, Korea Post, and Korea Investment Corporation are leading the way in allocating capital to global debt funds.
If you are fundraising in Asia, you cannot afford to miss connecting with more than 100 Korean LPs at the PDI Seoul Forum.
Access global market intelligence
As Private Debt Investor has been regarded as the most prestigious publications specialised in private debt, the forum will bring you exclusive insights and latest trends from the leading professionals and practitioners.
Based on the latest PDI 50 research the private debt market is stable, with future funds targeting more region-specific opportunities.
LP’s drift to private debt, going to private credit in multiple forms
Based on Goldman insurance latest survey shows that LP’s drift to private debt
Join the leaders in private debt
senior private debt professionals
Past attendees from Japan & Korea series events:
Latest survey completed by Private Debt Investor research team shows that private debts LPs are looking to increase the number of GP relationships.
Join both the Tokyo and Seoul Forums in the same week to maximise your time in Asia
Invigorate your fundraising strategy by spending a week with Asia’s largest and most active outbound institutional investors in Japan and Korea by purchasing a single ticket. Connect with more than 200 Japanese and Korean LPs across two industry-leading events in Tokyo (5 November) and Seoul (7 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:
- More than 200 LPs in attendance across the week at a GP:LP ratio of 2:3
- 14 hours+ of premium networking across the week with institutional investors, fund managers, advisors, and strategic partners
- Unparalleled content, featuring exclusive Japanese and Korean LP insight on the private credit industry
- New and improved networking app to connect with key targets prior to event day
Supercharge your fundraising
Secure your next capital allocation by connecting with senior decision-makers from Japanese and Korean LPs.
Knowledge-sharing with opinion leaders
Strengthen your investment strategy by sharing ideas with the most influential debt investment community that gathers at all PDI global events.
Maximise your time and money
Take advantage of your time out of the office to gain the greatest business results possible by connecting with both of Asia’s major outbound LP communities in the space of one week.
Past attendees to Japan & Korea series events:
Why are the 2019 Forums are a must-attend series? Find out the confirmed attendee list, speaker line-up and agenda highlights in the digital brochure.
Check out package options available and then secure your place today to maximise savings.
PDI Tokyo & Seoul Forums
Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending both the Seoul & Tokyo Forums on 5th and 7th November.
- Access to 200+ LPs from Japan and Korea
- Access to two days of premium content
- 14+ hours networking with global private debt’s most influential community
- Access to both luncheon and cocktail networking receptions in Japan and Korea
- Dedicated networking time for intimate knowledge-sharing with like-minded individuals
- Contact PDI Tokyo and Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
- Save up to US$1,339 before 2 October 2019
PDI Tokyo Forum only
The inaugural Tokyo Forum on 5 November is a one-of-a-kind event in Japan focused on global private credit markets and outbound capital flows.
- Connect with 100+ Japanese LPs
- Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private credit event in Japan
- 7+ hours networking
- Access to luncheon and end of day cocktail reception
- Contact Tokyo Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
- Save up to US$400 before 2 October 2019
PDI Seoul Forum only
The second annual PDI Seoul Forum on 7 November is Korea’s only conference exclusively focused on global debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.
- Connect with 100+ Korean LPs
- Access to one day of premium content at the ONLY dedicated private debt conference in Korea
- 7+ hours of networking
- Access to end of day cocktail reception
- Contact Seoul Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilising our new and improved event app
- Save up to US$400 before 2 October 2019
Day 1 - Thursday 7th
Registration & networking
PEI welcome and opening remarks from Chairperson
Keynote: The value of scale and differentiated sourcing capabilities in private credit
- Non-sponsor lending: not just sourcing, it’s about execution
- An awash in debt capital – Utilizing scale as a competitive advantage
- Opportunities to find alpha returns persist at the larger end of the lending market
Opening panel: Global debt under the microscope
- The role of private debt within the wider portfolio
- Addressing the impact of unique global issues in debt
- The tighter terms and limited deal sourcing opportunities: How do they affect the return expectations?
- Lessons learned from the global financial crisis
- Where does the real asset debt sit for investors?
Keynote: Getting your debt strategy right
- Evolution of the private debt market and diversity of fund structures
- What LPs should look for when finding a fund manager
- Case study: Investing in complex debt structuring deals: The perils and the potential of the unitranche
Developed market focus: Where to find value in private credit?
- US, Europe and Australia: Where are these markets in the debt cycle?
- How regulations are likely to change and how they will impact manager strategies and allocations?
- How is currency risk impacting investor sentiment in these markets?
- What type of deals are currently available in these markets?
- What is the risk-adjusted return expectation?
Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch RatingsRead bio
Founder and Managing Partner, PennantPark Investment AdvisersRead bio
Head of Private Debt, Managing Director, ArdianRead bio
Managing Director, BlackRockRead bio
Chief Executive Officer, Merricks CapitalRead bio
Panel: A focus on mid-market direct lending
• What are the drivers for investing in the mid-market? How does the upper and lower mid-market compare for deals, visibility, terms and returns?
• What are the trade-offs between syndicated lending and private market lending in the mid-market and SME space?
• To what extent to mid-market lending dynamics align with the overall private debt cycle?
• What are the documentation trends for mid-market transactions?
Panel: Effective ways to manage, add value and extract maximum returns from distressed debt and special situations
- How are Asian or European countries dealing with their NPL issues and performing loans?
- Distressed, special situations and NPL exit strategies that meet return expectations: What are the available options?
- Where are we in the economic cycle and how does credit special situations change in response to the wider economic situation?
Networking lunch (Sponsored by HPS)
Panel: Strategies for successful fundraising in Asia
- Opportunities in private debt: How do Korea and Asia compare with the rest of the world?
- The dos & don’ts of fundraising in Korea
- What is the role of asset management companies in Korea and how do they work?
Panel: Investor appetite for real estate debt
- Real estate investment as an asset class: What makes it so popular?
- Where in their portfolio does real estate debt sit for Korean LPs and how does this impact return expectations?
- Debt fund and direct real estate lending opportunities in US, Europe and Australia
Closing panel: Korean LP perspectives on private debt
- What are the appealing strategies and other priorities for investors and what are the risk appetite and geographic focus appealing to Korean investors?
- How do recent global trends encourage Korean investors to pursue private debt?
- How to pick your fund manager: Who will manage capital the best – single strategy fund manager vs multi-asset fund manager vs multi-strategy fund manager?
Byung Kyu Cheon
Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insuranceRead bio
Head of Investment Banking Division, Shinhan Life InsuranceRead bio
Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers WatsonRead bio
Team Head, KDB Life InsuranceRead bio
Head of Private Equity Team, Hyundai Marine & Fire InsuranceRead bio
Senior Portfolio Manager, Korea Post SavingsRead bio
Jung Yong Yang
Head of Asset Management Department, Meritz InsuranceRead bio
Closing remarks from Chairperson
End of forum and Cocktail (Sponsored by MGG)
Head of Private Debt, Managing Director, Ardian
Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance
Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Global Private Credit Group in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs Group
Head of Private Credit, First Eagle Investment Management
President and Head, Global Asset Management, Edelweiss Group
Director, Property, Wingate
President, Egan-Jones Ratings
Managing Partner, ShoreVest Partners
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcentra
Managing Director, Barings
Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor
Reporter, Private Debt Investor
Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member, Mizuho Europe
Head of Private Equity Team, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
Managing Director, BlackRock
Executive Vice President. KTB Asset Management
Team Head, KDB Life Insurance
Head of Private Debt, Hana Alternative Asset Management
Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings
Governing Partner, Portfolio Manager, HPS Investment Partners
Founder and Managing Partner, PennantPark Investment Advisers
Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NXT Capital
Chief Executive Officer, Merricks Capital
Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management
Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson
Senior Portfolio Manager, Korea Post Savings
Executive Director, Huatai International
Head of Investment Banking Division, Shinhan Life Insurance
Head of Asset Management Department, Meritz Insurance
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