POBA seeks mid-market direct lending fund manager

The South Korean public pension fund issued an RFP for both domestic and overseas private debt opportunities.

Institution: Public Officials Benefit Association
Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea
AUM: KRW12.2trn
Allocation to alternatives: 58.0%

Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) has issued a request for proposal for direct lending fund managers focused on North America to explore mid-market senior corporate debt opportunities.

The submission deadline is 26 September, with the evaluation and review taking place in October.

As illustrated below, the KRW12.2 trillion ($10.25 billion; €9.28 billion) investor allocates just over two percent of its investment portfolio to private debt.

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