Monday, Aug 16, 2021, 5:00 PM GMT +8


ADDX Fireside Chat: Introduction to Private Credit

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Lending has traditionally been the purview of banks. But the evolution of capital markets in the past few decades has provided more avenues for companies to access credit, and more recently, the growth of the private credit market has further contributed to global bank disintermediation.  

Private credit refers to non-bank lending where the debt is not issued or traded on public markets. While perhaps not as well-known as private equity or venture capital, private credit is now the third-largest asset class in private capital, with US$951 billion of assets under management in global private credit funds as of June 2020, according to Preqin. The sector’s 20% CAGR has seen the asset class grow 14-fold since 2000.  

To learn more about this exciting asset class, join us for an educational webinar with SeaTown Holdings. Established in 2009, SeaTown is an investment manager focused on alternative, absolute return strategies, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. We will explore topics such as: 

  1. What role can private credit play in your investment portfolio? 
  2. What are the risks involved in private credit investing, and how can you mitigate them? 
  3. How have the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic affected private credit investing? 
  4. What is the growth outlook for the private credit markets, both worldwide and in Asia? 

Tune in on Monday, 16 August at 5:00pm with industry veterans from SeaTown: Eddie Ong, Deputy CIO and Head of Private Investments; Chan Wei Hsien, Managing Director; and Yeo Wee Yap, Managing Director. 

The event will be moderated by ADDX’s Chief Commercial Officer, Choo Oi Yee. 


Eddie Ong

Deputy CIO and Managing Director, Private Investments

Eddie is the Deputy CIO and Head of Private Investments at SeaTown. He is responsible for both private credit and private equity investments.

Prior to joining SeaTown, Eddie was a Senior Vice President (Head of Private Equity Investments) at Wah Hin & Co. He was also previously a Director (Investments) at DKR Oasis, a multi-strategy hedge fund.

Before joining DKR Oasis, Eddie was a Director at Temasek Holding’s direct investment division. Before moving to the buy-side, Eddie was a corporate banker with DBS Bank. He has more than 20 years of experience in Asian financial industry.

Eddie, a CFA charterholder, graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in Business (Upper Class Honours). He also holds a Masters of Science (Applied Finance) from National University of Singapore.

Chan Wei Hsien

Managing Director, SeaTown

Wei Hsien is a Managing Director, Private Investments of the Firm. He is responsible for investments in private credit.

Prior to joining the Firm, Wei Hsien spent 6 years at UBS and Merrill Lynch investing in public equities.

Before that, Wei Hsien worked as a private equity investor at IFC, Morgan Stanley and Henderson Global Investors.

Wei Hsien, a CFA charterholder, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Wharton School and an MBA from INSEAD.

Yeo Wee Yap

Managing Director, SeaTown

Wee Yap is a Managing Director, Private Investments of the Firm. He is responsible for investments in private credit.

Prior to joining the Firm, Wee Yap was Chief Executive Officer of Fullerton Investment Management Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fullerton Financial Holdings. He was previously the Head of Mezzanine Capital, UOB Bank, focusing on Asia Pacific private debt opportunities, as well as the Chairman of Investment Committee.

Prior to that, Wee Yap was with JP Morgan covering pre-IPO financing and other forms of private financing. Wee Yap was leading DBS Private Equity unit covering Greater China and South-East Asia, managing both private equity and private debt strategies, before joining JP Morgan.

From 1994-2003, Wee Yap worked in the corporate lending team at DBS Bank. His experience in DBS includes NPL restructuring and was instrumental in creating new credit risk rating and credit risk pricing models. Wee Yap, a CFA charterholder, holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University (Second Upper).



Chief Executive Officer at ADDX, Moderator


A Singapore-based investment manager focused on alternative, absolute return strategies. SeaTown manages multi-asset and public credit strategies through open-end funds as well as private investments strategies in closed-end funds.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

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