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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.

Ask the investors: how to budget for risks

Here are our findings on selective Korean and Japanese investors’ risk appetites and favoured sub-strategies for infrastructure debt this year.

Korea Investment Corporation: ‘We are investing a lot in alternatives’

KIC chairman Heenam Choi explains why the sovereign wealth fund is looking to invest in alternative asset classes.

South Korea’s NPS to overhaul alternative investment teams before 2019

The world’s third-largest public pension is reorganising its six alternative investment management teams into three divisions, but compensation of internal staff will likely be unchanged.

NPS fills one of many vacancies with new CIO appointment

The former president of BNK Financial Group, Hyo-Joon Ahn, has taken over the role today.

Texas ERS, OMERS open up new frontiers in Asian private markets

The US and Canadian pension funds have shifted to Asia for better returns and relationships.

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.

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