Creating global opportunities for Korean capital

The 6th annual PDI Seoul Forum on 26 June will bring together the most active Korean institutional investors, global fund managers and strategic partners 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 June.



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 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.

2022 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.”

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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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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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

Byung-kyu Cheon is the CFO of DGB Life insurance. He has 26 years of experience both in the Korean and the International financial markets. He started his career in trading. He expanded his investment career into the fund management industry and the… Read full bio

Jungik Cho

Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, Mirae Asset Securities

Jungik Cho joined as a Quantitative Research Analyst at Daewoo Securities (later merged with Mirae Asset Securities) in 2003. He currently runs the placement agent business for private market funds (Private Equity, Private Debt, Hedge Funds, Real Est… Read full bio
Jinsuk Choi Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi

Head of Sustainable Investment Team, Korea Investment Corporation

Jinsuk Choi is the Head of the 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. Since 2016… Read full bio

Ryan Chung

Managing Director and Head of Principal Investment, Huatai International

Ryan Chung is the head and founder of Huatai International’s private credit investment arm. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in secured private debt, quasi-debt and private equity investments. He was responsible for over US$2 billion private capi… Read full bio

Philip A. Galgano

Senior Director - Ratings, Egan-Jones Ratings

Philip Galgano is a Senior Director and Head of Ratings at Egan-Jones Ratings. He has over 33 years of relevant working experiences in credit, risk, structured finance and securitization. Most of his career was spent with S&P Global Ratings, one… Read full bio

Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

Dan is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pallas Group responsible for overseeing all real estate debt and equity transactions. During his 20-year career, Dan’s sharp financial instincts have seen him personally complete over $4 billion i… Read full bio

Andre A. Hakkak

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

Mr. Hakkak has served as co-portfolio manager and Investment Committee member of White Oak since 2007. Mr. Hakkak was previously the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alpine Global, Inc., a multi-strategy investment management firm which focuse… Read full bio

Jayme Younghee Han

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

Jayme Han, Managing Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan is responsible for Pretium Partners’ coverage of Asia in the firm's Business Development. Ms Han takes on regional responsibilities focused on distribution within Asia Pacific. She maintains and… Read full bio

Woong Han

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

Woong Han is responsible for Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance’s domestic and overseas private equity, private debt, and venture capital investments. Before Hyundai Insurance in 2018, he spent eight years as an alternative investment manager at ABL… Read full bio

Woong Hwang

Head of AI Solution Team, Kyobo Securities

Woong Hwang is a director and the head of Alternative Investment Solution Department at Kyobo Securities, responsible for private fund placement and investment advisory services in Korea. His department is specialized in private credit, private equit… Read full bio

Dong Hun Jang

Senior Advisor, YULCHON

Mr. Jang joined the firm in April 2022 as a senior advisor at Yulchon, a major law firm in Korea. Previously, he had senior management oversight of POBA investments as a CIO totaling around US$ 17bn and led the strategic expansion in the overseas inv… Read full bio

Seung-ki Jeong

General Manager, Kiwoom Asset Management

Seung-ki Jeong is Kiwoom Asset management’s alternative investment manager. He is responsible for investing in real estate, infrastructure, private debt, private equity, and other alternative assets. Prior to Kiwoom, he worked at DGB Life insurance a… Read full bio

Patrick Keenan

Executive Chairman, Pallas Group

Patrick is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pallas Group, responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the business. He has a professional background spanning 40 plus years as both a lawyer, investment banker and business owner/… Read full bio

Celine Jeeyoun Kim

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

Updated bio coming soon.

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

En Jung Kwon

Team Head of Alternative Solution Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Ms. En Jung Kwon is a lead PM of Global fund of PE/PD fund investments. She has a broad range of experiences in the financial market, including JP Morgan as an investment banker and with Mirae Asset Daewoo where she sourced hedge funds, private debt/… Read full bio

JR (Jeryang) Lee

Head of Strategic Alternative Investments Team, National Pension Service

JR leads the Strategic Alternative Investments Team at NPS, based in Korea, which is responsible for private debt, secondaries and GP stake investments. Prior to joining NPS in 2015, JR worked in the investment banking groups at Shinhan Investment Co… Read full bio

Sunkyung Lee

Managing Director, PineStreet Asset Management

Sunkyung Lee is a managing director at PineStreet Asset Management (“PineStreet”) and leading its corporate finance division. PineStreet is a Korea based asset management firm with a focus on global alternative investments. The corporate finance divi… Read full bio

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Media

Alex Lynn is PEI Media's Hong Kong Bureau Chief. He is responsible for breaking news, commentary and analysis of the Asia-Pacific private markets, with a particular focus on private equity. Alex previously spent two years covering EMEA private equity… Read full bio

Antonella Napolitano

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

Antonella Napolitano is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations and Capital Formation at Deerpath Capital. Her primary responsibilities include firm strategy and development, product and structure innovation, investor relations and… Read full bio

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Deborah Ogawa is a senior director in U.S. Structured Finance, focusing on operational risk and research for CLOs and recently also ABS transactions. Prior to joining Structured Finance in 2018, Deborah was a corporate ratings analyst, specializing o… Read full bio

David Oh

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

David Yoonsuk Oh joined NFFC (National Federation of Fisheries Corporatives) 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 Alternative Investment Team, Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance

Wan-sun Park is the Head of Alternative Investment Team in Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance (FHL) where he is in charge of managing alternative investment - private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. He has developed overseas alternati… Read full bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also leads Northleaf’s investor rel… 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

Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Schroders Capital

Augustin Segard manages junior / high yield infrastructure debt strategies at Schroders Capital. His main focus is the deployment of the “JULIE” fund series, totalling >€1.5bn eq. of deployed funds to date, which aim to invest in Pan-European sub-… Read full bio

Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

Chris Semple is Partner in Crestline. Mr. Semple joined Crestline in 2011 and is responsible for Crestline’s Opportunistic and Private Credit Strategies. He is a member of the Management Committee, the ESG Committee and various investment committees.… Read full bio

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
Eugene So IBK Securities

Eugene So

Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, IBK Securities

Eugene is the Head of Global Alternative Investments Team, spearheading global alternative fund placement business ranging from private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. IBK Securities has a strong track record of placing offshore… Read full bio

Derrick Wee

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

Derrick is a Managing Director of NH Investment & Securities HK in NH Group, one of the largest FI groups in Korea with $700bn+ AUM. Derrick has over 20 years’ investment banking, private equity and debt experience in Asia, Europe and the US. At… Read full bio

Taehyun Yum

Principal, HarbourVest Partners Korea

Taehyun Yum joined HarbourVest in 2015 and focuses on supporting investment activity and investor relations in Korea. He joined the Firm from Unitas Capital, where he was an associate focused on financial modeling and the analysis of potential acquis… Read full bio

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.

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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

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