The PDI Tokyo Forum took place on 10 November 2022 to shape future capital flow from Japan 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.
Key conversations shaping the conference:
- How do investors view private debt’s role in future portfolios?
- Where does Japanese investors’ focus shift on debt strategies and how to stay resilient?
- Global GPs’ insight on the best risk-adjusted returns
- And more.
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Expand your fundraising horizons in Asia
Meet Japan’s investor community
Connect with behemoth investors GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Dai-ichi Life Insurance and more Japanese investors 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 Japanese investors and global private credit leaders to discuss future portfolio strategies.
Meet our keynote
Head of Private Equity Investments
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Meet our keynote, Yasuyuki Tomita, Head of Private Equity Investments at JST (AUM$80.7b) to understand how Japanese investor giant has been managing Japan’s PE portfolios for 20+ years.
Well thought through and relevant content. Provides good insight into how LPs think about this asset class.
Very well organized and structured. Great access to the assets’ leading players and insights.
PDI events bring private debt investment and structuring expertise together like no other conference I have attended.
Following the news of Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials’ (Chikyoren) debut in private corporate debt investment and its existing exposure to private lending, as well as GPIF’s recent $73.4 million commitment for direct co-investment along with IFC and Development Bank of Japan, Japan’s institutional investors are expanding their alternative investments to generate yield amid the low interest rate environment. There has never been a better time to connect with the Japanese investors and grow your business in 2020 and beyond.
Utilising Private Debt Investor’s position as the most prestigious publication specialised in private debt, the Forum will provide you the most exclusive analysis together with unrivalled insights from global senior private debt professionals.
Based on the latest PDI 50 research the private debt market is stable, with future funds targeting more region-specific opportunities.
Join more than 200 Private debt senior decision-makers around the world at the PDI Tokyo Forum and seize the opportunity to share the future of the private debt while building invaluable connections with institutional investors and fund managers.
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Agenda - Thursday 12th
Registration and coffee
Welcome from PDI and Chair's opening remarks
Opening panel: How will the private debt change in the next cycle?
- How the landscape for private debt in globe is developing in response to COVID-19?
- What a private credit deal looks like today and over the multiple cycles?
- Are sponsor-backed transactions still appealing and what benefits do they offer private lenders?
Keynote panel: Risks vs Yields
• What GPs and banks do anything to manage and mitigate risk, in terms of country, sector and performance?
• Why banks’ involvement still prevalent in debt market and their role in partnership? What role are banks playing in the market today?
• How does the risk-return profile compared in developed and developing regions?
• Risk management: What if pandemics strike again?
Middle market lending in Europe and US
• Predicting the post COVID-19 mid-market direct lending market
• Major strategies and regions providing exceptional returns
• Incentives and deterrents to deploy capital
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?
Keynote: “The impact of COVID-19 on private debt”
The seamless solution - hybrid facilities in debt funds
• Where hybrid facility lies and how this adds into the fund management toolkit
• Why a high ratio of NAV facilities to hybrid facilities in the market
• Benefits by obtaining and using a hybrid facility for open-ended funds
Panel: Where to find uncrowded opportunities in Asia?
• How are different managers approaching open-ended and closed-ended vehicles and what are potential considerations for each?
• How do you see the opportunity set at larger end of the market? How does it differ in type and attractiveness with more mid-market plays?
• What should investors be aware of when approaching different markets across Asia?
• Opportunities and key challenges ahead for private debt in Asia
Panel: Meet the Japanese 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?
Chairperson’s closing remarks
End of forum and Cocktail
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Join the Seoul Forum and maximise your time in Asia
The second PDI Seoul Forum returns on 7 November 2019 with more than 100+ influential Korean outbound investors and fund managers in ONE room. If fundraising is your core business, do not miss the chance to meet both Japanese and Korean LPs in the same week.
Korean Investors that attended last year
KIC’s chief risk officer and executive vice-president, Seung Je Hong, told PDI: “I think the alternative investment industry is not standardised enough, and therefore it is perceived to be risky when making investment decisions by comparing return profiles with a GP’s peer group or their track records.”