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Deborah Zurkow is Global Head of Investments at Allianz Global Investors, and a member of the Executive Committee. In January 2020, Deborah took on responsibility for leading AllianzGI’s investment platform, which comprises Private Markets, Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset strategies.
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 a Founding Board member of 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.
The human and economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic have refocused minds on the challenges facing societies globally. Solutions will likely involve multiple stakeholders and investors, and blended finance could be critical in unlocking shared value.
As the world recovers from the global pandemic, the private-lending industry has an opportunity to position itself as a strong partner for post-crisis long-term growth. But sustainability needs to be at the heart of private lenders’ approach.