Creating global opportunities for Korean capital

The 6th annual PDI Seoul Forum on 26 June brought together 200+ attendees 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 in 2024.

 

 

Part of the PDI Japan Korea Week

The Seoul Forum was part of the Private Debt Investor Japan Korea Week took place on 26-29 June. Meet 300+ senior decision-makers in one week of unrivalled networking across two regional hubs.

View how to access the Japan Korea Week and 150+ institutional investors here.

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Todd Leland (Right) president at Goldman Sachs International and Yong Seok Pae (Left) at Hanwha Asset Management, discussed how Korean and global investors looking at private debt.

Open dialogue with Goldman Sachs and Hanwha AM

Two regional investor giants brought together an insightful discussion paving the way for private debt adaptation in investor portfolios.

Todd is president of Goldman Sachs International, and also served as co-chair of the Asia Pacific Management Committee, Asia Pacific inclusion and diversity community and sustainability committee.

YS Pae is leading Hanwha’s investment in global private equity/private debt and venture funds and co-investments with deal sponsors. He has accelerated Hanwha’s portfolio growth from AUM US$700m to today’s AUM US$10bn.

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2023 Speakers:

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Why attend Seoul Forum?

Meet Korea’s investor community

Connect with behemoth investors KIC, POBA, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and more in person and build a strong relationship.

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.

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

Schroders

“Founding members gave us insightful sharing and perspectives from regional LP are inspiring.”

Download the event brochure to discover:

  • Crucial conversations and trends shaping Korean investor allocations
  • Our keynote speakers
  • Featured investor and thought-leading speakers
  • Confirmed attendees you will meet this June
  • and much more.

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Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

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

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division. Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you.

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Raise your profile among senior private debt decision-makers

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

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Beth Piercy at beth.p@peimedia.com or call +44 20 7566 5464.

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아시아 최고의 프라이빗 뎃 컨퍼런스

6월 29일(목) 페어몬트 앰배서더 서울에서 열리는 제6회 연례 PDI Seoul Forum에서 한국 및 전 세계 주요 기관투자자들과 다시 만나보세요.

KIC, 국민연금공단, 행정공제회 등 다수의 투자자들과 함께 기관투자자들의 자산 배분과 포트폴리오 전략을 형성하는 동향을 분석하세요.

주요 주제는 다음과 같습니다:

  • 2023년 한국 및 글로벌 투자자 성향 및 배분 선호도
  • 자본 흐름 및 의사 결정 프로세스를 형성하는 새롭고 정교한 전략 평가
  • 불확실성 속의 포트폴리오 성장
  • 안전한 피난처 전략과 포트폴리오 발견

올해 놓칠 수 없는 프라이핏 뎃 컨퍼런스 시리즈

PDI Seoul Forum은 PDI Japan Korea Week의 개막포럼으로서 서울에서 글로벌 커뮤니티를 참여하셔서 글로벌 시장 통찰력을 획득하세요.

 

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한국 최고의 사모 대출 투자자들과 만나보세요

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Why Seoul Forum?

사모 부채 투자자들이
놓칠 수 없는
연례 회의

교직원공제회, 롯데손해보험, 삼성화재해상보험 등 거대 투자자들과 함께 국내 유일무이한 프라이빗 뎃 컨퍼런스에 참여하세요.

글로벌 인사이트.
지역별 특화된 정보

지역 전문가 및 글로벌 펀드 매니저와 함께 글로벌 시장에 대해 자세히 살펴보시고 포트폴리오 구축 위한 최적의 전략 조합에 대해 알아보세요.

 

단 일주일 만에 자금 조성 활동을 가속화하세요

투자자 네트워크를 확장하고, 싱크탱크에 가입하며, 보다 유연한 환경에서 한국의 프라이빗 뎃 투자 의사 결정권자들과 강력한 관계를 구축하세요.

 

2023 연사진

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컨퍼런스를 형성하는 주요 주제:

  • Private Debt Investor 의 LP 연구 보고에서 투자자 관점 배우기
  • 발전하는 실사 프로세스와 위험 완화를 위한 노하우 이해
  • 프라이빗 뎃의 미래  – 기회는 어디에?
  • 전략 심층 분석: 주류 대 틈새 전략 평가 – 어디에 머물러야 하나?
  • 그 외

기관 투자자 참가 패스 신청

자산 배분 기관과 기관 투자자이신 경우 이벤트에 참여할 수 있는 제한된 수의 무료 패스가 제공됩니다.

참석권을 받으시려면 연금 기금, 보험 회사, 국부 펀드, 개인 자산 관리자, 재단, 기부금, 패밀리 오피스 또는 기업 투자 부서를 대표하는 자격 기준을 충족해야 합니다.

패스를 신청하시면 저희 팀원이 참가 확정 여부 확인을 위해 연락할 예정입니다.

 

참가 패스 신청하기

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Day 1
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Agenda

PDI Seoul Forum - Monday 26th

All times in KST/ UTC+9 (Simultaneous translation between Korean and English provided)
08:15 - 09:00

Registration, and networking, and welcome refreshment

08:30 - 09:00

Investor only closed-door interactive roundtable [Korean]

Younghwan Kim, Seung-ki Jeong

An opportunity for investors network in a comfortable environment and discuss best practices for engaging with fund managers during due diligence and management, main challenges in structuring and diversifying their private debt strategies. The roundtable will be facilitated by Seung-ki Jeong, Head of Team, Kiwoom Asset Management and Younghwan Kim, Director, KB Life Insurance. Please contact Elliott Chae at Elliott.Chae@pei.group to secure your place.

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Younghwan Kim

Director, KB Life Insurance

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Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team

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09:00 - 09:05

PDI welcome

09:05 - 09:10

Opening remarks

Jangmoon Kim
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Jangmoon Kim

Korea Representative, Director, Business Development, Park Square Capital

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09:10 - 09:55

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

Marc Preiser, Alex Lynn, Christine Vanden Beukel, Mark Glengarry, Sean O'Keefe
  • How have the continued public market volatility, resurgence of inflation and interest rates impacted on global private credit markets?
  • How are managers preparing the portfolio companies for a possible recession?
  • How are private debt funds getting creative with ESG incentives and impact investing?
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Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager - Direct Lending, Fidelity International

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Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

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Christine Vanden Beukel

Managing Director and Head of European Credit Markets, ESG strategy and policy development, Crescent Capital Group

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Mark Glengarry

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit, Blackstone

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Sean O'Keefe

Managing Director, Audax Private Debt

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09:55 - 10:30

Keynote panel: Where to find compelling opportunities in direct lending [English]

Yoshi Kiguchi, Wan Sun Park, Daniel Leger, Antonella Napolitano
  • What role can direct lending play in the upper and lower middle market, sponsored vs non-sponsored deals today?
  • Incentives, deal flow and deterrents to deploy capital this year compared to last year
  • More specialised approaches are being used as a replacement for equity and stressed situations, is there a shift in global investor sentiment?
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Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations

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Wan Sun Park

Director

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Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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Antonella Napolitano

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

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:40

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

Seung-ki Jeong, Jun-Hyung Jon, En Jung Kwon, Jonathan Shin, Hakyung Lee
  • Gatekeepers’ observations towards offshore private debt markets
  • What is the risk/return objectives between various types of investors?
  • What should fund managers know about Korean investor and fund structure appealing to this client base?
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Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team

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Jun-Hyung Jon

Director, Head of Overseas Business Division

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En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Private Investment Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

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Jonathan Shin

Director of Global PE & Credit, Global PE & Innovation Division, Hanwha Asset Management

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Hakyung Lee

Deputy Senior Manager, Shinhan Securities

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11:40 - 12:20

Panel: What is driving growth in real estate debt at present? [Korean & English]

CY Chew, Rok Kim, Song Ah Lee, Randeesh Sandhu, Bohyung Choi
  • How are the global economic conditions influencing real estate credit?
  • Which strategies or structured products are more attractive i.e. senior debt, mezzanine, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)?
  • What is Korean investors’ preference in terms of onshore vs offshore real estate debt funds, what further appetite shifts can we expect from investors in 2023?
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CY Chew

APAC Head, Special Situations Advisory and Capital Solutions, Deloitte

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Rok Kim

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

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Song Ah Lee

Director, Alternatives Division, Kyobo AXA Investment Managers

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Randeesh Sandhu

Chief Executive Officer, Precede Capital Partners

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Bohyung Choi

Manager, Real Estate Finance Team, Shinhan Life Insurance

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12:20 - 13:30

Networking luncheon

13:30 - 13:50

Private Debt in Numbers [English]

Chin Yuen
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Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia

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13:50 - 14:30

Panel: New strategies and emerging sectors [English]

You-Ha Hyun, Brett Lauber, Serge Lépine, Philip Wei, Yunsam (Sam) Cho
  • Are investors willing to target more opportunistic strategies in exchange for a bit more risk?
  • Deep dive into collateralized loan obligation (CLOs), asset-backed loans, venture debts specialty finance, fund finance and NAV financing – Which approach will let investors sleep well at night? Is private debt secondaries the next wave?
  • Examining sectors such as royalties, technology, healthcare, etc.
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You-Ha Hyun

Principal, Perpetual Investors

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Brett Lauber

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Serge Lépine

Managing Partner, Cabot Capital Partners

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Philip Wei

Founding Partner, InFin Capital

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Yunsam (Sam) Cho

General Manager, Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Kyobo Life Insurance

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14:30 - 15:20

Panel: The growth of private credit opportunities in Asia-Pacific [English]

Alex Lynn, Zongwen Tan, Susan Lee, Ming Eng, Isaac Wong, Christian Brehm
  • Why is private debt on the rise as an asset class in Asia?
  • Compare key regions in Asia, what are the relative attractions of each, in terms of liquidity, yields and sectors
  • What views are managers hearing from investors? Are they ahead of the game, or take a wait-and-see approach?
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Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

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Zongwen Tan

Head of Private Debt APAC, Partners Group

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Susan Lee

Head of Asia Hedge Fund and Private Credit Investment Due Diligence, Albourne Partners (Asia)

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Ming Eng

Managing Partner, Orion Capital Asia

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Isaac Wong

Executive Director of Principal Investment, Huatai International 

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Christian Brehm

Chief Executive Officer, FC Capital

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15:20 - 15:50

Networking break

15:50 - 16:10

Keynote fireside chat: Global outlook on the macroeconomic landscape [English]

Todd Leland, Yong Seok (YS) Pae
  • Macro outlook – public vs private credit, the key challenges and opportunities in the current investing landscape
  • Inflation and rate environment – impact on business leaders and investors
  • CEO sentiment – what business leaders are focused on
  • Silicon Valley Bank fall out – lead up and government response, potential future consequences
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Todd Leland

President, Goldman Sachs International

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Yong Seok (YS) Pae

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global PE and Innovation Division, Hanwha Asset Management

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16:10 - 16:40

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

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

Head of Private Markets Strategic Development, The D. E. Shaw Group

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Gene Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

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Jason Friedman

Partner, Global Head of Strategy, Marathon Asset Management

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16:40 - 17:25

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

Andrew Shin, YS Cho, Mikyung Chung, Woong Han, David Oh
  • Are investors getting more adventurous and seeking new flavours beyond senior secured?
  • What is current private debt portfolio construction and top criteria when selecting new private debt funds?
  • What is the investor pacing plan for next 3-5 years?
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Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

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YS Cho

Head of Private Debt Investment Division, Samsung Asset Management

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Mikyung Chung

Head of Investment Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

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Woong Han

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

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David Oh

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

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17:25 - 18:30

Closing remarks, followed by networking cocktail reception

Institutional Investors at the Seoul Forum

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

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Investors at PDI Seoul Forum

The Forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the private debt community in Korea.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for your or your team today.

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Why Seoul Forum?

Meet the biggest global funds

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

Network with your peers

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

Get the latest insights

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

Explore opportunities

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

What to expect?

80+

Institutional Investors

 

50+

Speakers

150+

Attendees

Our year-on-year investor attendees include:

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

Part of the PDI Japan Korea Week

PDI Seoul Forum
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul
26 June 2023

Connecting South Korean capital to global markets

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PDI Tokyo Forum
Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi
29 June 2023

Connecting Japanese capital to global opportunities

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Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

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

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

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

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Post-Event Resources

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October 17-18, 2023
Hilton Munich City

Capitalising opportunities across private debt

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March, 2024
Singapore

Connecting APAC and global private debt markets

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Discover latest event information

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 niann.l@peimedia.com if you’re interested to speak at the conference.

2023 Confirmed speakers:

Christian Brehm

Chief Executive Officer, FC Capital

David Bruce

Head of Private Markets Strategic Development, The D. E. Shaw Group

CY Chew

APAC Head, Special Situations Advisory and Capital Solutions, Deloitte

YS Cho

Head of Private Debt Investment Division, Samsung Asset Management

Yunsam (Sam) Cho

General Manager, Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Kyobo Life Insurance

Bohyung Choi

Manager, Real Estate Finance Team, Shinhan Life Insurance

Mikyung Chung

Head of Investment Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Ming Eng

Managing Partner, Orion Capital Asia

Jason Friedman

Partner, Global Head of Strategy, Marathon Asset Management

Mark Glengarry

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit, Blackstone

Woong Han

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

Gene Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

You-Ha Hyun

Principal, Perpetual Investors

Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team , Kiwoom Asset Management

Jun-Hyung Jon

Director, Head of Overseas Business Division , KDB Infrastructure Investments Asset Management (KIAMCO)

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations

Jangmoon Kim

Korea Representative, Director, Business Development, Park Square Capital

Rok Kim

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

Younghwan Kim

Director, KB Life Insurance

En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Private Investment Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Brett Lauber

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Hakyung Lee

Deputy Senior Manager, Shinhan Securities

Song Ah Lee

Director, Alternatives Division, Kyobo AXA Investment Managers

Susan Lee

Head of Asia Hedge Fund and Private Credit Investment Due Diligence, Albourne Partners (Asia)

Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Todd Leland

President, Goldman Sachs International

Serge Lépine

Managing Partner, Cabot Capital Partners

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

Antonella Napolitano

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

David Oh

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

Sean O'Keefe

Managing Director, Audax Private Debt

Yong Seok (YS) Pae

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global PE and Innovation Division, Hanwha Asset Management

Wan Sun Park

Director , TransPacific Group (Asia)

Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager - Direct Lending, Fidelity International

Randeesh Sandhu

Chief Executive Officer, Precede Capital Partners

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Jonathan Shin

Director of Global PE & Credit, Global PE & Innovation Division, Hanwha Asset Management

Zongwen Tan

Head of Private Debt APAC, Partners Group

Christine Vanden Beukel

Managing Director and Head of European Credit Markets, ESG strategy and policy development, Crescent Capital Group

Philip Wei

Founding Partner, InFin Capital

Isaac Wong

Executive Director of Principal Investment, Huatai International 

Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia , PEI Group