Japan’s leading private credit conference, the 2nd annual PDI Tokyo Forum will bring the global private debt community together, connecting the Japanese LPs with global mandates to leading fund managers from across the world.
Utilising Private Debt Investor’s position as the most trusted global debt-specialised publication, this Forum is your gateway to connect with Japan’s largest LPs and exchange insights with the most influential global GPs. Maximise your fundraising efforts and exposure to Japan’s key players, emerging private credit investors, and industry-leaders from across the globe.
Key conversation topics at the conference:
- 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 Japanese and Korean LPs’ focus in 2020 and beyond
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.
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.
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
We are preparing the 2020 agenda. Tell us what you like to hear at PDI Tokyo Forum by contacting Niann Lai at email@example.com.
Day 1 - 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
Chief Executive Officer, Capra Global Partners
Director, Partner, Head of Credit Group, Ares Management Corporation
Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management
Director, Loan Origination - Real Estate, Investment Banking Coverage, Deutsche Securities
Senior Director, U.S. Structured Credit Group, Fitch Ratings
Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital
Co-founder and President, MGG Investment Group
President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors
Executive Officer General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Director, Private Fund Group, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)
Managing Director, Head Private Debt Asia, Partners Group
The PDI Tokyo Forum 2020 will offer a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile among senior private debt decision-makers across the world.
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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.”