Connecting Japanese capital to global private debt opportunities

The 6th annual PDI Tokyo Forum will return on 27 June 2024 to discuss the future capital flow from Japan to global private debt markets

Network with 200+ attendees and Japanese investors to 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 GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Pension Fund Association and more leading regional investors to discover new investment opportunities in the global private debt space.

Key conversations include:

  • Understand how Japanese 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 Japan Korea Week

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

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

Meet Japanese investor attendees including:

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2024 Keynotes

Keynote fireside chat: Private debt, climate change and demonstrating a positive impact

Hiroshi Jinno (Right)
Chief Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Monica Bae (Left)
Director of Investor Practice
Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

Meet our keynote, Hiroshi Jinno, CIO at IFC (AUM$43.7b) to understand IFC’s private credit investment strategies. Learn Japanese institutional investors’ perspective on key investment considerations when allocating to private debt.

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Keynote presentation: Australian private debt – an oppporunity for global investors

Andrew Lockhart
Managing Partner
Metrics Credit Partners

Hear from Andrew as he shares insights into the Australian and international private debt markets. Discover new opportunities in emerging markets and strategies to drive your portfolio growth.

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Keynote address: Building a leading asset management centre in Japan

Saiko Nakagawa
Director for Asset Management Business
Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA)

Hear from Japan’s Financial Services Agency on their strategic reform of the asset management industry and how are Japanese investors and fund managers managing global funds.

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2024 speakers include:

Why attend Tokyo Forum?

Meet Japan’s investor community

Connect with the biggest investors GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Dai-ichi Life Insurance and more during networking and insightful plenary sessions.

Gain a strategic edge

Understand investors’ changing needs and their 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.

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 fund managers’ insight on generating the best risk-adjusted returns

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What our delegates say

Qianru Yang

Keppel Capital

Well thought through and relevant content. Provides good insight into how LPs think about this asset class.

Ryoko Katayama

Topaz Capital

Very well organized and structured. Great access to the assets’ leading players and insights.

Harald Eggerstedt

Towers Watson

PDI events bring private debt investment and structuring expertise together like no other conference I have attended.

Download the 2023 post-event report to discover:

  • Key highlights and trends shaping Japanese investor allocations
  • Our keynote speakers
  • Featured investor and thought-leading speakers
  • Investor attendee list and much more.

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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.

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 follow up with you.

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2024 Confirmed speakers:

Contact producer, Niann Lai at niann.l@pei.group if you’re interested in speaking at the conference.

Elena Amato

Managing Director, Community Investment Management

Ian Anderson

Managing Director, Credit & Markets, KKR

Monica Bae

Director of Investor Practice, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

Jingjing Bai

Senior Advisor, Bfinance

Fabrizio Bocciardi

Head of Credit Investments, Mubadala

Colbert Cannon

Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners

Ted Denniston

Co-Head of NXT Capital, An ORIX Company

Jean Diercxsens

Partner and Head of Belgium & The Netherlands, Kartesia

Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Marianna Fassinotti

Head of Private Credit, The D. E. Shaw Group

Martino Ghezzi

Partner, Co-Head of the Capital Partners Strategy, Park Square Capital

Tom Green

Head of Direct Lending, UK and Europe, HSBC Asset Management

Fiona Hagdrup

Head of Leveraged Finance Fund Management, M&G Investments

Tas Hasan

Managing Partner, Deerpath Capital Management

Makoto Ichioka

Fund Manager, Co-Head of Overseas Infrastructure and Private Corporate Debt, Daido Life Insurance Company

Dai Ikeda

Deputy General Manager. Alternative Funds Investment Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Noritz Corporate Pension Fund

Hiroshi Jinno

Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Japan Representative, Hamilton Lane

Akihiro Konishi

Director-General of Investment Management Department, Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations

Jeff Levin

Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s North America Private Credit team, Portfolio Manager and the Head of Direct Lending, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Andrew Lockhart

Managing Partner, Metrics Credit Partners

Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

Jon McKeown

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Analytics, Northleaf Capital Partners

Saiko Nakagawa

Director for Asset Management Business, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA)

Maiko Nanao

Managing Director, Investment Research, Asia, Aksia Asia

Kazuo Nishimura

Director, Tasku Advisors

Rob Petty

Executive Director and CEO, Fiera Asia, Fiera Capital

Greg Racz

President and Co-Founder, MGG Investment Group

Jihan Saeed

Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit, Permira Credit

Yayoi Sagae

Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investment Department, Nomura Asset Management

Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Investment Management, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Joji Takeuchi

Executive Manager, Private Asset Investments, Strategic Fund Investment Group, Asset Management One

Yasuyuki Tomita

Executive Director, Head of Private Equity Investments, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Rafael Torres

Co-Head- Private Debt, Pan Europe, Muzinich & Co

David Wilmot

Partner, Apera Asset Management

Tomoko Yano

Director, Head of External Management, Aflac Asset Management Japan

Junichi Yonezawa

Head of Alternative Investments, Norinchukin Zenkyoren Asset Management Co., Ltd

Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia, PEI Group

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Day 1
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Agenda

PDI Tokyo Forum 2024 - Thursday 27th

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

Registration and welcome refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

Investor-only breakfast briefing: Investing in private debt - A long-term investor perspective [English]

Fabrizio Bocciardi

By invitation only. This session will be off-the-record for qualified institutional investors to interact with industry peers and discuss top considerations for private debt investing.

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Fabrizio Bocciardi

Head of Credit Investments, Mubadala

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09:00 - 09:10

PEI Opening remarks [English]

Andrew Wolff
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Andrew Wolff

Director, PEI Group

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09:10 - 09:20

Keynote address: Building a leading asset management centre in Japan [Japanese]

Saiko Nakagawa
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Saiko Nakagawa

Director for Asset Management Business, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA)

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09:20 - 10:05

Panel: Is this the time to shine for private debt? [English]

Jingjing Bai, Colbert Cannon, Jeff Levin, Greg Racz , David Wilmot
  • What is the market outlook and mega trends driving deal flow?
  • How do fund managers view the defaults, restructuring and future delinquency rates?
  • When shadow banking increases and bond markets are in turmoil – what types of borrowers have faced headwinds and had tailwinds?
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Jingjing Bai

Senior Advisor, Bfinance

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Colbert Cannon

Managing Director

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Jeff Levin

Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s North America Private Credit team, Portfolio Manager and the Head of Direct Lending

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Greg Racz

President and Co-Founder, MGG Investment Group

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David Wilmot

Partner, Apera Asset Management

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10:05 - 10:25

Keynote Presentation: Australian Private Debt - An opportunity for global investors

Andrew Lockhart
  • How resilient are Australian corporate borrowers to current economic conditions?
  • What are the characteristics and features of the Australian debt market?
  • Where is the opportunity in Australian Private Debt for offshore Investors and how persistent is it?
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Andrew Lockhart

Managing Partner, Metrics Credit Partners

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10:25 - 10:55

Networking break

10:55 - 11:40

Panel: The ongoing growth of mid-market direct lending in new macro regime [English]

Joji Takeuchi, Dan Cohn-Sfetcu, Ted Denniston , Martino Ghezzi , Maiko Nanao, Rob Petty
  • 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.
  • How do managers see the middle market evolving from 2024 and onwards?
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Joji Takeuchi

Executive Manager, Private Asset Investments, Strategic Fund Investment Group, Asset Management One

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Dan Cohn-Sfetcu

Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors

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Ted Denniston

Co-Head of NXT Capital, An ORIX Company

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Martino Ghezzi

Partner, Co-Head of the Capital Partners Strategy, Park Square Capital

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Maiko Nanao

Managing Director, Investment Research, Asia

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Rob Petty

Executive Director and CEO, Fiera Asia, Fiera Capital

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11:40 - 12:25

Panel: Private debt vs Private equity vs illiquid solutions – How to build resilient portfolios [Japanese]

Kazuo Nishimura, Akihiro Endo, Dai Ikeda, Yayoi Sagae, Ken Shimasaki, Junichi Yonezawa
  • What investment opportunities do stand out in 2024? i.e. private equity, real asset debts, public bonds, or hybrid?
  • What are the key factors to drive dry powders to private debt?
  • Do we see the trend of strengthening the due diligence process than previous years?
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Kazuo Nishimura

Director

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Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments

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Dai Ikeda

Deputy General Manager. Alternative Funds Investment Department

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Yayoi Sagae

Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investment Department, Nomura Asset Management

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Ken Shimasaki

Executive Director, Investment Management

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Junichi Yonezawa

Head of Alternative Investments, Norinchukin Zenkyoren Asset Management Co., Ltd

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12:25 - 14:00

Networking luncheon

14:00 - 14:10

Afternoon event chair

Elena Amato
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Elena Amato

Managing Director, Community Investment Management

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14:10 - 14:30

Keynote fireside chat: Private debt, climate change and demonstrating a positive impact [English]

Monica Bae, Hiroshi Jinno
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Monica Bae

Director of Investor Practice, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

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Hiroshi Jinno

Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

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14:30 - 15:15

Panel: Uncovering private credit gems: Developed vs emerging markets [English]

Alex Lynn, Fiona Hagdrup, Jon McKeown, Jihan Saeed, Rafael Torres
  • What are the drivers and market trends across different geographic regions such as APAC, Europe and the US?
  • Where does relative value reside in today’s private debt market? Which are private debt’s most up-and-coming markets?
  • How have different segments of the global private debt market (geography and sector) performed over the past two years?
  • Yield prospects and key considerations for Japanese investors entering diverse private debt markets
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Alex Lynn

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, PEI Group

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Fiona Hagdrup

Head of Leveraged Finance Fund Management, M&G Investments

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Jon McKeown

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Analytics, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Jihan Saeed

Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit, Permira Credit

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Rafael Torres

Co-Head- Private Debt, Pan Europe, Muzinich & Co

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15:15 - 15:45

Networking break

15:45 - 16:00

Presentation: PDI’s fundraising reports analysis [English]

Chin Yuen
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Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia

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16:00 - 16:45

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

Tomoko Yano, Ian Anderson, Jean Diercxsens, Marianna Fassinotti, Tom Green, 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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Tomoko Yano

Director, Head of External Management, Aflac Asset Management Japan

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Ian Anderson

Managing Director, Credit & Markets, KKR

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A speaker photo for Jean Diercxsens

Jean Diercxsens

Partner and Head of Belgium & The Netherlands, Kartesia

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Marianna Fassinotti

Head of Private Credit, The D. E. Shaw Group

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Tom Green

Head of Direct Lending, UK and Europe, HSBC Asset Management

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Tas Hasan

Managing Partner, Deerpath Capital Management

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16:45 - 17:25

Panel: Investor perspectives on balancing risks and returns in the private credit market [Japanese]

Tomoko Kitao , Makoto Ichioka, Kiyoshi Iwashina, Akihiro Konishi, Yasuyuki Tomita
  • 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?
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Japan Representative

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Makoto Ichioka

Fund Manager, Co-Head of Overseas Infrastructure and Private Corporate Debt

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A speaker photo for Kiyoshi Iwashina

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Noritz Corporate Pension Fund

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Akihiro Konishi

Director-General of Investment Management Department, Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations

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Yasuyuki Tomita

Executive Director, Head of Private Equity Investments

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17:25 - 17:30

Closing remarks

17:30 - 18:30

Cocktail reception

18:30 - 18:30

The end of 6th PDI Japan Korea Week

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2024 Sponsors

Institutional Investors at the Tokyo 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 Japanese investor attendees including:

Meet our investor speakers including

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Investors at PDI Tokyo Forum

The Forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the private debt community in Japan.

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 Tokyo 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?

120+

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.

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日本の資本と世界のプライベート・デットの架け橋

2024年6月27日(木)にて開催する第6回年次「PDI Tokyo Forum」では、世界各国のプライベート・デット・コミュニティーが一堂に集まり、グローバルな権限を有するグローバルなファンドマネージャーと日本の機関投資家とを結びつけます。

急激に変化するグローバル環境を鑑み、東京フォーラムでは、基準の設定、グローバルな機会の提示、貴社の業績アップに資するネットワークを構築する機会を提供し続けます。

最も信頼がおけるグローバルなプライベート・デットの情報発信の場「Private Debt Investor」の地位を活用するにあたり、このフォーラムは、日本における主要機関投資家との人脈づくりの場として、または影響力のあるグローバルなふぁんとの交流の場として最適です。

今年絶対にお見逃しなく
プライベートデットカンファレンスシリーズ

「PDI Tokyo Forum」は PDI Japan Korea Weekの閉幕フォーラムとして、東京でグローバルコミュニティと繋がり、グローバル市場洞察力を得るイベントです。

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日本やグローバルな上級意思決定者と会える場所

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Why Tokyo Forum?

日本と世界の投資家コミュニティとの出会い

ゆうちょ銀行、第一生命保険、国立研究開発法人科学技術振興機構(JST)、ブラックストーン、HPSをはじめとする大物投資家と直接デット投資の戦略を交流することができます。

戦略的な優位性を獲得

投資家のニーズ変化と、さまざまな戦略への欲求が変更していることを理解できます。

対面での持続的な関係構築

日本の投資家やグローバルなプライベートクレジットのリーダーたちと情報交換し、今後のポートフォリオ戦略について話し合いましょう。

キーノートスピーカーに会う

松尾 匡氏(左)

10兆円規模の大学ファンドを運用する国立研究開発法人科学技術振興機構(JST)
マネージング・ディレクター
オルタナティブ投資統括責任者

日本で10兆円規模を誇る大学ファンドJSTから、同機構のオルタナティブ投資を強化するという方針に沿ったプライベートデット投資アプローチをご紹介いただきます。

Andrew Lockhart氏(右)

Metrics Credit Partners
マネージング・パートナー

PEとデットの機関投資家のAndrew Lockhart氏が、オーストラリアのプライベート・デットマーケットについての情報を共有してください。

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2023 講演者陣

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このカンファレンスを構成する主要な話題:

  • 投資家はプライベートデットが今後のポートフォリオにどのような役割を果たすと見ているか?
  • 日本の投資家のデット戦略における重点はどこへシフトするのか、またどのようにレジリエンスを維持するのか?
  • リスク調整後のベストリターンに対するグローバルGPの洞察
  • 他にもたくさんあります。

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