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Adalla Kim

Adalla Kim is a reporter for Private Debt Investor, where she covers private debt investments across Asia Pacific. She joined from a Financial Times publication, having covered Korean institutional investments across asset classes and alternative investments in Asia Pacific. Before that, she was a Graduate Intern at Campbell Lutyens, a private equity and infrastructure advisory group headquartered in London. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Incheon National University and speaks Korean, English and Spanish.

NPS seeks infra managers as part of $1.9bn domestic mandates

The world’s third-largest public pension fund is particularly interested in GPs with renewables funds and will accept foreign GPs’ proposals if they have a presence in Korea.

Why more Japanese investors are demanding real asset loans

These institutions prefer floating rate-based loans to mitigate foreign currency hedging risks, with infra debt on the rise with investors for the past five years.

Korea’s NPS loses acting CIO

Acting chief investment officer Cho In-sik has said he will quit the National Pension Service of Korea, amid a second round of recruitment for its CIO.

IFM to launch second global infra debt fund for Korean investors

The first fund of this type has invested mainly in BB and BBB- rated loans for projects in the US and Europe.

WATCH: ‘We see fundamental upside in infra debt compared to corporate’

MIDIS managing director Adam Larkin talks about how to get up upside from the asset class and the evolution of strategies away from investment-grade only, long-dated plays.

WATCH: ‘There are no cheap markets – infra is no longer the exception’

Jake Lee, head of infrastructure at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, is still willing to take the lower returns that come with core infra, but currency headwinds are steering the Korean insurer away from US dollar assets.

Tokyo Summit: Infra debt chosen for stable cash yields and lower fees

Now that infrastructure debt has become a popular asset class among Japanese institutions, fee and fund structures are drawing their attention.

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