Creating global opportunities for Korean capital

Join Korean investors at the PDI Seoul Forum on 7-8 November 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

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



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.

2022 speakers included:

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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...

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.”

Preliminary Agenda

We are preparing the 2020 agenda. Tell us what you like to hear at PDI Seoul Forum by contacting Niann Lai at

Day 1
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Agenda - Tuesday 10th

Full day
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI and Chair's opening remarks

09:10 - 09:50

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?

09:50 - 10:10

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

10:10 - 10:30

LP keynote fireside chat

10:30 - 11:00

Networking refreshments

11:00 - 11:40

Middle market lending in Europe and US

• What does the mid-market direct lending market look like now?
• Major strategies and regions providing maximised returns
• Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital

11:40 - 12:10

Distressed and special situations

• Where are the opportunities in the enormous market?
• How can distressed funds make the current environment work for them?
• What are factors that accelerate or derail future growth?

12:10 - 12:40

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?

12:40 - 13:50

Networking lunch

13:50 - 14:20

Keynote: “The impact of COVID-19 on private debt”

14:20 - 14:50

Real asset debt

• Risks and returns compare to corporate debt
• What type of opportunities are firms seeing in real asset debt?
• Why real estate and infrastructure debt fit into a mixed asset portfolio?

14:50 - 15:20

Networking refreshments

15:20 - 15:50

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
15:50 - 16:30

Panel: Meet the Korean LPs and gatekeepers

• What now is the LPs’ view of private debt?
• Challenges facing lately regarding the asset allocations
• 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?

16:30 - 17:00

Closing keynote

17:00 - 18:00

End of forum and Cocktail

View the 2019 speaker line-up below. Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Ms Niann Lai at

Chantale Pelletier

Global Head of Infrastructure, Schroders Capital

Chantale joined Schroders Capital in March 2021 to lead the growth and development of Schroders’ infrastructure investment platform. Chantale is focused on enlarging the scale of Schroders Capital’s infrastructure platform globally across a range of… Read full bio

Byung Kyu Cheon

Chief Investment Officer, DGB Life insurance

He has 26 years experiences in both the Korean and International financial markets holding progressively more senior positions, first in the trading area, then the fund management industry and finally insurance industry. He has built a well proven an… Read full bio
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi is Head of 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. From 2016, he has… Read full bio
Jiroo Eoh, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh is the Team Head, leading infrastructure and real assets (real estate) investment team, at ABL Life Insurance (Korea). Previously, Jiroo worked with Macquarie Group (Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, both Austr… Read full bio

Harold Dong Young Kim

Manager, Private Capital Team, TongYang Life Insurance

Dong Young Kim Covers Alternative investment at TongYang Life with focus on global / local Infrastructure investment. He has an experience of both deal origination and in-depth credit analysis for 14 years. He was an investment credit analyst of ABL… Read full bio

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

David Oh

Investment Manager, Alternative Investment Team, National Federation of Fisherise Cooperatives

David Yoonsuk Oh joined NFFC (National Federation of Fisherise Cooperatives) 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

Wan Sun Park

Head of Overseas Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

Wansun Park is the Head of Alternative Investment Team in Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance (“FHL”), where he is in charge of managing alternative investment, e.g. private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. Mr. Park has developed the ov… 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
Andrew Shin

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

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