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Investors worldwide have flooded private markets with capital, triggering ever larger and faster fund raises across strategies, sectors, and regions. Amid intense competition, GPs need to maintain discipline and focus on entry valuations, while maximising value creation. Our panel examines the investment environment in 2018, Asia’s response to events, and how private investors can thrive in the current climate.
Julie Yoon, Director, MINTZ GROUP
Mark Barnhill, Partner, PLATINUM EQUITY
Nicholas Bloy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Emmett Thomas, Partner, Head of Asia, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS
Eric Xin, Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner, CITIC CAPITAL
Jinyo (J.Y) Jung, Deputy Director, INVEST KOREA (KOTRA)
South Korea’s private equity market is flourishing, buoyed by investors at home and abroad. Deal flow is surging at every level led by chaebols’ restructuring, succession deals, and local players seeking partners to reach the next level. The bullish outlook is underpinned by robust exits via every channel. Our panel of experts assess the potential.
Yi-Dong Kim, Partner, KPMG KOREA
Soomin Kim, Partner, UNISON CAPITAL
Chulmin Lee, Managing Partner, VIG PARTNERS
Hae-Joon Lee Joseph, Partner & CIO, IMM PRIVATE EQUITY, INC.
Jay Hyun Lee, Managing Director, Principal Investment Area, GOLDMAN SACHS
In this session, experts will deliver country-specific updates to showcase the opportunities, risks, expected returns, and sectors for investors who are evaluating these markets and looking for partners.
Howard (Hyun) Lee, Managing Director / Head of BDA Seoul Office, BDA PARTNERS
Bert Kwan, Managing Director, NORTHSTAR GROUP
Sunil Mishra, Partner, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS
Ranjit Shah, Managing Partner and Co-founder, GAJA CAPITAL
Richard Lee, Senior Partner, Leader of Korea Private Equity/Principal Investing Practice, MCKINSEY & COMPANY, KOREA OFFICE
Boyoung Kim, Associate Partner, Leader of Korea Private Equity/Principal Investing practice, MCKINSEY & COMPANY, KOREA OFFICE
Global venture looks set to scale a new peak. Digital transformation of the world’s major economies and disruptive innovation are providing fresh opportunities for historic returns. As more players crowd in, and early and late stage propositions face off, venture capital retains its allure. Our panel of venture capital experts discuss the current conditions and future expectations, including exciting sectors and how South Korean LPs should invest in today’s market.
David York, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS
Jeffrey Diehl, Managing Partner & Head of Investments, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS
James Huang, Managing Partner, PANACEA VENTURE / KPCB CHINA
Raj Ganguly, Co-Founder and Partner, B CAPITAL GROUP
Heeeun Park, Principal, ALTOS VENTURES
Private credit and debt is an increasingly attractive asset class. GPs have raised big funds for strategies spanning direct lending, distressed and stressed debt, infrastructure and real estate debt and mezzanine. Despite rising interest rates and stiff competition, opportunities abound, and LPs’ appetites continue to grow. Our panel offers insights into prospects and strategies worldwide.
Pamela Fung, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT PARTNERS
Greg Belonogoff, Principal, CARVAL INVESTORS
Wooseok Jun, Managing Director, Head of Korea – Equity and Mezzanine, ICG
Jamie Kim, Managing Director, ADM CAPITAL
More capital is expected to pour in the infrastructure space with investors worldwide confident of growth – despite growing protectionism and closing markets. How will fund managers deal with current challenges – including record levels of dry powder, competition for deals from mega-LPs, and a fitful pipeline of large-cap opportunities – and remain successful? Our panel of experts will discuss the year ahead for global infrastructure investing.
Mike Kim, Vice President, BLACKROCK
Najeeb Haider, Manager, Investment Operations Department III, ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK (AIIB)
Jake (Jong Kwan) Lee, Head of Infrastructure, Alternative Investment Department, HYUNDAI INSURANCE
Allard Ruijs, Partner, DIF
South Korean LPs have become seasoned alternatives investors, accessing multiple strategies. Some are reviewing the asset class – faced with expected interest rate rises, high valuations, and potential market correction. Meanwhile, newer LPs with nascent programmes present a new source of capital for GPs. Our panel of domestic LPs share their views on the current market and discuss where they are looking for alpha.
Shin Kim, Partner, Hong Kong & Seoul, STEPSTONE GROUP
Jay Huh, Head of Global Private Equity Investments, KOREA INVESTMENT CORPORATION (KIC)
Dong Hun Jang, Chief Investment Officer, PUBLIC OFFICIALS BENEFIT ASSOCIATION (POBA)
Seung-Ho Kim, Managing Director, HYUNDAI MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE
Philip SJ Yoon, Head of Overseas Corporate Finance Team, KOREAN TEACHERS’ CREDIT UNION