AVCJ Private Credit Forum 2022

The premier private credit forum in Asia

Virtual event


09:00 - 10:00

Regional outlook: capitalizing on opportunities in Asian private credit

Despite global uncertainties, the private credit asset class in Asia continues to mature, attracting new market entrants and high levels of capital raising from both global and regional fund managers, totaling $59 billion and marking a 195% growth in the past five years. Whilst the region is still underpenetrated, accounting for approximately 9% of of assets under management globally, the asset class has seen increasing interest from LPs who are keen to deepen their credit presence in Asia, and fund managers are keen to showcase their strategies in an increasingly competitive market. Our panel of Asia-focused private credit GPs will discuss their views on the industry, tips and tricks on how to navigate the fragmented markets in the region, and the opportunities and challenges they expect in the year ahead. 

  • How has the asset class grown in the past year and what are the big macroeconomic themes that have underpinned the regional private credit story?
  • How are GPs differentiating themselves in the region/local markets, and is deal sourcing becoming more of a challenge as more managers tap into the region for growth?
  • What have been LP sentiments towards investing in Asian private credit?
  • What’s next for private credit in Asia, and what are some trends that will gain traction in the next few years such as the growth of ESG strategies?
10:00 - 10:15

Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15

Distressed debt and special situation opportunities in the region

Asia’s unique opportunity set has meant that there is increasing demand from investors to allocate capital to the region, particularly to the distressed debt and special situation space. Indeed, the ongoing market uncertainties and dislocations caused by the pandemic have meant that distressed opportunities in sectors such as the hospitality space are on the uptick, and the real estate situation in China has meant that managers are looking to increase their holdings of distressed property debt in the region. Our panel of investment professionals discuss the outlook and competitive landscape for distressed debt and special situations, as well as their thoughts on what opportunities may emerge in Asia. 

  • How are market dislocations creating distressed debt and special situation opportunities in Asia? 
  • Which sectors and regions look most attractive for distressed investors?
  • Are more foreign and regional investors taking a bet on distressed and special situation opportunities, or are they taking a wait-and-see approach?
  • What is the outlook for the year ahead? 
11:15 - 11:30

Networking Break


Close of Conference