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Deborah Zurkow is Global Head of Alternatives at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the Global Executive Committee.
Deborah is responsible for AllianzGI’s fast-growing Alternatives business, which includes a diverse mix of both liquid and illiquid alternative investment solutions for clients, including a market-leading infrastructure debt capability and green-focused infrastructure equity team, a fast-growing global private debt business and highly successful liquid alternative strategies with track-records stretching back over a decade.
Deborah joined AllianzGI in 2012 as CIO and Head of Infrastructure Debt, leading a team that pioneered infrastructure debt as an asset class for institutional investors. Since its inception, the team has made over EUR 10bn of debt investments in a variety of infrastructure sectors across the globe.
Before joining AllianzGI, Deborah was CEO of Trifinium Advisors Limited and head of Public Finance EMEA for MBIA UK Insurance Limited.
Deborah holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA from Wellesley College. She is on the board of the ACC (Alternatives Credit Council) and the LTIIA (Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association). She has been included in Financial News’ list of ‘100 Most Influential Women in European Finance’ on multiple occasions.