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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.

OCP Asia back in market with Landmark series – exclusive

The credit manager has launched its latest closed-ended fund, targeting $500m.

Indian investors knocking on affordable housing door

Doubts over profitability and scalability have plagued the sector but, as the banks retreat, non-banks are spying an opportunity.

KKR taps into asset reconstruction in India

The US buyout group will take control of an asset reconstruction company in India and expand its presence in the region.

Investing in Chinese illiquid credit amid liquidity concerns

BlackRock and Natixis have made liquidity issues a talking point as more investors commit to illiquid credit for higher yields.

PMAA’s Lee: China will be ‘put on the spot’

Do Yoon Lee, CIO of South Korea’s Police Mutual Aid Association, reflects on the GFC and thinks the next downturn may emanate from China.

Korean insurers avoid PE funds as they confront new insurance capital standards

Ability to comply with the new capital standards will shape Korean insurers’ preferences on alternative assets and deal structures.

Korea Post commits to Hamilton Lane, HarbourVest, Goldman Sachs

The insurance fund has selected global multi-asset and private debt strategies amid stretched valuations in private equity.

KIC to target global real estate debt strategy in 2018

The Korean sovereign fund is targeting mezzanine and junior tranches for real estate and infrastructure debt.

POBA to add to US lending strategy

The Korean pension fund has put out an RFP to hire private debt managers for US direct lending mandates.

Asia: Junior lien in demand

Global investors’ appetite in Asia focuses mostly on mezzanine and subordinated debt, followed by distressed debt, PDI data shows.