Creating global opportunities for Korean capital

The PDI Seoul Forum took place on 8 November 2022 in-person to shape future capital flow from Korea to global private debt markets.

Understand key trends shaping investors’ decision-making process and crucial qualities they look for in a fund manager when allocating capital

Register your place here to meet Korean institutional investors, global managers, and private debt thought leaders this November.



Expand your fundraising horizons in Asia

The Seoul Forum is the #1 private debt fundraising conference to secure capital allocations from Korea's most influential investors.
ABL Life Insurance
Affiliated Managers Group
AIALife Korea
CapitaLand Fund Management
Catella Asia
Crescent Capital Group
Crestline Investors Inc
DGB Life Insurance
Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS)
Hanwha Life Insurance
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance
I Squared Capital
KB Life Insurance
KDB Life Insurance
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Korea Post Savings
KTB Asset Management
Lotte Non-Life Insurance
Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance
MetLife Investment Management
MG Non-Life Insurance
Mizuho Group National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
National Pension Research Institute
National Pension Service (NPS)
Payton Capital
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (SFMI)
Samsung Life Insurance
Seoul Guarantee Insurance
Shinhan Life Insurance
The K Non-Life Insurance
Willis Towers Watson
and many more...

Meet Korea’s investor community

Connect with behemoth investors KIC, POBA, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and more Korean in person for the first time since the pandemic.

Gain a strategic edge

Understand investors’ changing needs and appetite shift towards different strategies.

Build lasting relationships in-person

Catch up with Korean investors and global private credit leaders to discuss future portfolio strategies.

Meet our keynote panellist

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

Hear from South Korea’s AUM$654bn NPS’ strategic approach in private debt investments for 2023 and beyond at the Seoul Forum this November.


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What our delegates say

Qianru Yang

Keppel Capital

“It provides good insight into how Korean LPs think about this asset class.”

Ryoko Katayam

Topaz Capital

“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.”

Partner with the PDI Seoul Forum

The PDI Seoul Forum 2020 will offer a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile among senior private debt decision-makers across the world.

For exclusive sponsorship package for the PDI Seoul Forum and PDI Japan Korea Week, please contact sponsorship team at, call +852 2153 3846.

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Covid precautions

To help keep you and your peers safe, we require you to follow the Covid principles below to ensure the smooth running of the PDI Japan Korea Week 2022.

All attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status before checking into the event’s venue. All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve.

To expedite this process, PEI Media and our venue will be using the physical copy of vaccination, or digital proof of COVID-related health insights from the government-recognised mobile App. Complete your health screening with the apps ahead of time for expedited check-in and entry. We will NOT be accepting any other form of record of vaccination at the event. We are only accepting physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.

Questions? Please contact

The below information is as of 18 October 2022 and will be updated if health, safety and security guidelines change.

What additional measures are being followed at the Seoul Forum of PDI Japan Korea Week 2022?

We would like to ensure our attendees feel confident as they return to attending our in-person events. Click here for Fairmont Ambassador Seoul document outlining actions the hotel is taking.

I plan to travel to South Korea to attend this conference, what are the current travel restrictions?

Click here to view the latest quarantine measures for inbound travellers.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test to attend?

When you arrive at the event, you’ll need to provide proof that you are  fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 according to your national vaccine programme.

(*Definition of fully vaccinated varies among cities, however, you will be required to take your 2nd dose at least 14 days before the event.)

How to show my vaccination?

You can present your vaccination record through:

  1. “COOV” mobile app or
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (Hard Copy)

What do I need to do if I receive my vaccination outside of South Korea?

If you had received your vaccination outside of South Korea

  • Please click here to view the list of recognized Covid-19 vaccines outside South Korea
  • Guests must prepare and present Covid-19 Vaccination Record (issues outside South Korea)

Do I need to wear a mask?

All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve in the hotel’s public spaces at all times.

What I need to do before collecting my name badge at the venue?

You must present your vaccination record and measure temperature at the entrance of the venue.

What happens if I cannot attend the event because I have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or am unable to travel due to changes in quarantine rules?

If your membership includes access to an in-person forum, you can join a different forum in-person across a 12-month period.

Will there be any tracking of participants in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result?

Yes, if needed we will be asked to report any cases to the Ministry of Health and Welfare for further handling.

Any questions regarding the event and vaccination requirements should be sent to

Discuss trending topics with our thought-leading speakers

Download the latest agenda to discover:

  • Trends shaping Korean investor allocations
  • Their strategy and geography preferences
  • Our industry-leading speaking faculty
  • and so much more.

Contact producer, Niann Lai at if you’re interested to speak at the conference.

2022 Confirmed speakers:

Byung-kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

Jungik Cho

Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, Mirae Asset Securities

Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

Ryan Chung

Managing Director and Head of Principal Investment, Huatai International

Philip A. Galgano

Senior Director - Ratings, Egan-Jones Ratings

Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

Andre A. Hakkak

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

Jayme Younghee Han

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

Woong Han

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

Gene Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, Yulchon

Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team, Kiwoom Asset Management

Patrick Keenan

Executive Chairman, Pallas Group

Celine Jeeyoun Kim

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

Rok Kim

Senior Manager, Real Estate Investment Team, The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union

En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Private Investment Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

JR (Jeryang) Lee

Head of Strategic Alternative Investments Team, National Pension Service

Sunkyung Lee

Managing Director, PineStreet Asset Management

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

Antonella Napolitano

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

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

David Oh

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

Wan Sun Park

Director, TransPacific Group (Asia)

Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Greg Racz

Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group

David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Schroders Capital

Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

Derrick Wee

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

Taehyun Yum

Principal, HarbourVest Partners Korea