Creating global opportunities for Korean capital

The 7th annual PDI Seoul Forum returns on 25 June, bringing together 200+ Korean investors and global leaders to shape the 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.

Join the likes of the National Pension Service, KIC, POBA, and  leading regional investors to discover new investment opportunities in the global private debt space.

Key conversations include:

  • Understand how Korean investors restructure their portfolios in the new era 
  • Global private debt investing opportunities from direct lending, mezzanine, and specialty finance 
  • How private debt can endure downturns, enhance returns or reduce risk through diversified debt strategies 

Part of the PDI Japan Korea Week

The Seoul Forum is part of the Private Debt Investor Japan Korea Week taking place on 25-27 June. Meet 300+ senior decision-makers during one week of unrivalled networking across two regional hubs.

View how to access 200+ institutional investors during the Japan Korea Week here.

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2023 highlights

Todd Leland (Right) president at Goldman Sachs International and Yong Seok Pae (Left) at Hanwha Asset Management, discussed how Korean and global investors are 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 included:

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Why attend Seoul Forum?

Meet Korea’s investor community

Connect with the biggest investors including KIC, POBA, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and more to build a strong relationship.

Gain a strategic edge

Understand investors’ changing needs and appetite shift towards different strategies in the evolving private debt market.

Build lasting relationships in one week

Catch up with Korean investors and global private credit leaders to discuss future allocations

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 2023 post-event report to discover:

  • Crucial conversations and trends shaping Korean investor allocations
  • Our keynote speakers
  • Featured investor and thought-leading speakers
  • Attendee list

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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.

Complimentary 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 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 follow up with you.

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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@pei.group if you’re interested to speak at the conference.

2024 Speakers include:

YS Cho

Head of Private Debt Investment Division, Samsung Asset Management

Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi

Director, Head of AI/Infrastructure Team , IGIS Asset Management

Mikyung Chung

Head of Investment Team , Mirae Asset Global Investments

Tas Hasan

Chief Operating Officer , Deerpath Capital Management

Inseon Hwang

Pro , Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor , YULCHON

Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team , Kiwoom Asset Management

Hyojin Ji

Executive Director / Head of Global Research Team , Mastern Investment Management

Jun-Hyung Jon

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

Celine Jeeyoun Kim

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

Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Seonghun Min

Seonghun Min, Professor, The Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate, The University of Suwon (Investment Committee Member, NPS, GEPS and HUF)

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

Wan Sun Park

Director , TransPacific Group (Asia)

YunJu Park

Head of Global Business Development , Kyobo AXA Asset Management

Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager - European Direct Lending , Fidelity International

Jungchul Shin

Principal, Client Solutions , Hamilton Lane

Eunseok (Eugene) So

Managing Director / Head of Global Alternative Investment Team , Sangsangin Investment & Securities

Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia , PEI Group

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If you’re interested to speak at the conference, please contact our producer, Niann Lai at niann.l@pei.group.

Day 1
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Agenda

PDI Seoul Forum 2024 - Tuesday 25th

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

Registration and networking refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

Investors networking roundtables: What are the top considerations for investors for 2024 and beyond?

By invitation only. This session will be off-the-record for qualified institutional investors and allocators to interact with industry peers and discuss your experience. Please contact Niann Lai at niann.l@pei.group to secure a place.

 

09:00 - 09:10

PDI welcome and Opening remarks [English]

09:10 - 09:50

Opening panel: Private debt: The good, the bad and everything in between [English]

Daniel Leger, Alex Lynn, Marc Preiser
  • What are the mega trends driving deal flow?
  • In 2023, private debt proved its relevance as a stable source of funding for mid-market leveraged buyout markets. What kind of investment approach can help investors to achieve returns above the market?
  • How do fund managers view the public credit migration to private credit and the potential path forward?
  • Have there been changes in the lending terms in the past 12 months? i.e. spread, fees, LTV and/or EBITDA turns and covenants
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Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

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Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager - European Direct Lending

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09:50 - 10:10

Presentation: Global private credit market outlook [English]

10:10 - 10:50

Keynote C-suite panel: Leading the change [Korean]

Dong Hun Jang
  • How would you describe your investment philosophy concerning private credit vs alternative assets?
  • Which sectors and regions look more attractive across the credit spectrum?
  • How would you rank your priority objectives this year in your role as CIO?
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Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor

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10:50 - 11:20

Networking break

11:20 - 12:00

Panel: Direct lending opportunities in North America vs Western Europe vs APAC [English]

Wan Sun Park
  • Dive into the landscape and geographic allocations: Where is investor capital headed, and where are fund managers seeking new sources of capital?
  • Who has gained more benefits in the current market volatility? Non-sponsor vs sponsored, upper middle market vs lower middle market.
  • Is attention and potential growth shifting to Asia now? Has risk premium narrowed relative to western markets?
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Wan Sun Park

Director

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12:00 - 12:40

Panel: Private debt vs alternatives – Where are allocators putting their money to work? [Korean]

Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi, Jun-Hyung Jon, YunJu Park, Jungchul Shin
  • What opportunities stand out in 2024? Discuss the growth of private credit secondaries market, recent trend and observations by Korean asset managers
  • What are the key factors to drive dry powders to private debt?
  • How do the risk-return profiles differ between different types of investors: insurance companies, mutual aid societies, and pension funds?
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Jay (Jae Hyuk) Choi

Director, Head of AI/Infrastructure Team

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Jun-Hyung Jon

Director, Head of Overseas Business Division

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YunJu Park

Head of Global Business Development

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Jungchul Shin

Principal, Client Solutions

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12:40 - 14:00

Networking luncheon

14:00 - 14:20

Presentation: PDI’s fundraising reports analysis [English]

Chin Yuen
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Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia

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14:20 - 15:00

Panel: The attraction of diversification: From senior debt to niche strategies [English]

Tas Hasan
  • Which credit cycle are we in, and which sectors are more attractive?
  • The private credit industry continues to grow and diverse globally, which opportunistic credit strategies that are structurally or cyclically growing in demand?
  • How did mainstream strategies like senior debt perform and contribute to investor portfolio in 2023/24?
  • What are the latest dynamics in relation to regulatory updates and synthetic risk transfer?
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Tas Hasan

Chief Operating Officer

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15:00 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:10

Panel: Real asset debt in the spotlight [English/ Korean]

Mikyung Chung, Seung-ki Jeong, Seonghun Min
  • What are the macro trends currently driving demand for infrastructure debt and real estate debt?
  • What are Korean investors appetite for real asset debt?
  • Distressed opportunities in the favoured sectors and how is the stress in China’s property sector impacting APAC region?
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Mikyung Chung

Head of Investment Team

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Seung-ki Jeong

Head of Team

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Seonghun Min

Seonghun Min, Professor, The Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate, The University of Suwon (Investment Committee Member, NPS, GEPS and HUF)

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16:10 - 17:00

Closing panel: Inside the mind of institutional investors [Korean]

YS Cho, Inseon Hwang, Celine Jeeyoun Kim
  • How is the present landscape impacting decision-makers’ commitment to private debt in terms of scale, strategies and sectors?
  • What is the most important advice for private debt fund managers?
  • What are investors’ mid-long term portfolio strategies and key focus in H2 of 2024?
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YS Cho

Head of Private Debt Investment Division, Samsung Asset Management

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Inseon Hwang

Pro

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Celine Jeeyoun Kim

Senior Manager, Alternative Investment Team

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17:00 - 17:30

Roundtable discussions on private credit strategies

This session will be off-the-record for all attendees to interact with industry peers and discuss your experience and expand your exposure. Each roundtable will be led by a facilitator.

  • Roundtable 1: Distressed debt/ special situations
  • Roundtable 2: Direct lending
  • Roundtable 3: Specialty finance
  • Roundtable 4: Real estate debts
17:30 - 17:35

Closing remarks

17:35 - 18:35

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 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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Meet our year-on-year investor attendees:

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 you 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?

90+

Institutional Investors

 

35+

Speakers

200+

Attendees

Part of the PDI Japan Korea Week

PDI Seoul Forum
25 June 2024

Connecting South Korean capital to global markets

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PDI Tokyo Forum
27 June 2024

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.

Apply now

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.

 

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