The 3rd annual PDI Seoul Forum will continue to set the direction of investments from major Korean LPs to global private credit funds. This event is essential for any private debt fund managers seeking to raise capital from Korea’s most active outbound investors.
Utilising Private Debt Investor’s position as the most trusted global debt-specialised publication, this Forum is your gateway to connect with Korea’s largest LPs and exchange insights with the most influential global GPs. Maximise your fundraising efforts and exposure to Korea’s key players, emerging private credit investors, and industry-leaders from across the globe.
Overarching topics include:
- How has COVID-19 impacted the global credit market and what is the way forward
- Global GPs’ view on the best risk adjusted returns
- Case studies of direct lending in middle market, mezzanine and co-investment
- Where to find non-crowded opportunities in emerging market
- Distressed and special situations in next decade
- Senior secured loans and hybrid facilities in debt funds
- Style shift and appetite of Korean LPs’ focus in 2020 and beyond
“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
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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 - Tuesday 10th
Registration and coffee
Welcome from PDI and Chair's opening remarks
Opening panel: What is fuelling the rise in global private debt?
- What are the key learnings from the COVID-19 crisis?
- Senior debt, mezzanine and distressed: which strategies have emerged well in 2020 and which have suffered?
- Why transparency in reporting will remain important and what data is required in decision making
- Will ESG investing be the new norm?
Keynote presentation: How senior debt fit into an LP portfolio
- What should LPs aware, in terms of deal structures and extend, when they seek to allocate to private debt
- How can a private debt strategy make the portfolio different for LPs?
- How to effectively diversify geographically and by sector
- When to step out the comfort zone?
LP keynote fireside chat
- Current status and future overseas investment plan
- View on private debt vs private equity vs fixed income
- How transparent are Korean LPs finding their managers? Are they getting the reporting detail they need?
- What is the relationship between LP and GP in a world of restricted travel? Are LPs prepared to commit to funds without seeing managers face to face?
Middle market lending in Europe and US
- Major strategies and regions providing maximised returns
- Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital
- What are the criteria affecting the decision-making?
- What LPs should look for when finding a fund manager
Real asset debt
- Risk and returns compare to corporate debt
- Why real estate and infrastructure debt fit into a mixed asset portfolio?
Case studies: From cradle to grave syndicated loan
- Examples of success and impacts of failure: what has worked well and why
- What investors need to aware of and why?
Presentation: Australian private debt
- Market outlook: how allocation levels are going to change?
- What is working best and why?
- What factors could accelerate or derail future growth?
Panel: Where to find uncrowded opportunities in Asia?
- How different managers dealing with opened-end and closed-end vehicle?
- What are the competitive advantages for funds catering to the larger end of the market?
- Opportunities and key challenges ahead for private debt in Asia
Panel: Meet the Korean LPs and gatekeepers
- Why debt is preferred by Korean insurance companies when equity yields are higher than debt
- What kind of challenges are you facing lately regarding the asset allocations?
- Target returns and risks acceptable and unacceptable on private debts
- The plan to deploy more, same or less capital in the market, in terms of geography, strategy and implementation approach
- How should LPs due diligence private debt managers and when to step in when there is a performance issue?
Chairperson’s closing remarks
End of forum and Cocktail
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
Director, Private Equity, Korea Investment Corporation
Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor
Team Leader, Hanwha Asset Management Company
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
Managing Director, Barings
Team Head, KDB Life Insurance
Head of Private Debt, Hana Alternative Asset Management
Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings
Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners
Founder and Managing Partner, PennantPark Investment Advisers
Managing Director - Asia, PEI
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
Former Head of Overseas Corporate Finance, The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union
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