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Event Date Mon Sep 13 HKT - Wed Sep 15 HKT (10 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Sep 12 10:00pm - Tue Sep 14 11:40pm
Location Virtual
Region APAC

In response to the pandemic, most of the developed world has initiated quantitative easing and other overbearing fiscal and monetary policies. Oversupply has brought about inflationary concerns, which, coupled with low interest rates, have made bond markets less attractive. To compound matters for traditional investors, stock markets are overvalued, consistently breaking historic highs.

Given this difficulty, many institutions are increasing private investment allocations, replacing existing traditional investments. Covid-19 gave investors a good backdrop to rationalise increasing allocation to private assets. Private debt in particular has come to the fore. In a long-lasting low interest rate era, the asset class has been resilient, while providing better returns and boosting diversification. And the various tranches provide different maturities, yields and risk profiles. Investors are waking up to the potential of the asset class in their tactical and strategic allocation strategies.

The Private Asset Investment Week will convene the largest asset owners and renowned investment managers to discuss current and future private debt investment strategies, and due diligence processes to build resilient and inflation-hedged portfolios and specific private debt investment opportunities amid this unprecedented time.


2021 Speakers

Mike Cowell
Portfolio manager, credit income, Aware Super

Bev Durston
Alternatives advisor to Royal Mail Pension Plan and managing director, Edgehaven

Brad Marshall
Senior managing director, Blackstone Credit

Alvin Ying
Chief investment officer, BOC Group Life Assurance

Stephen Howard
General manager - defensive assets, HESTA

Jinho Lee
Head of global real assets, Korea Post

Phillip Titolo
Head of direct private investments, MassMutual

Bruce Tomlinson
Head of alternative strategies, Sunsuper

Matthew O'Sullivan
Head of origination Asia, M&G Investments

Bruce Pan
Managing director, head of private debt, Ping An Overseas Holdings

Jiho Park
Head of infrastructure, general manager, Samsung Life Insurance

Fanda Ho
Head of investments, Prudential Hong Kong

Joe Fazzino
Executive - senior director - pension investments, Raytheon Technologies


Iain Bell
Events director, AsianInvestor

Natalie Koh
Acting managing editor, AsianInvestor

Sara Velezmoro
Reporter, AsianInvestor

Twinkle Zhou
Reporter, AsianInvestor

Shusi He
Senior reporter, AsianInvestor

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Blackstone

• M&G Investments
• Sculptor Capital Management

• 400 Capital