Paris EUROPLACE is the professional body which supports the France-based financial services industry and promotes Paris as an international financial center. Paris EUROPLACE gathers and expresses positions of market players as it seeks to strengthen the attractiveness of the Paris financial marketplace, establish constructive relations with European Institutions in a global financial context, stimulate research and financial innovation, and promote these objectives internationally.

Deborah ZURKOW

Global Head of Alternatives, ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS

Deborah Zurkow is the Global Head of Alternatives at Allianz Global Investors since 2016. Deborah joined AllianzGI in 2012 as CIO and Head of Infrastructure Debt. The team was established to develop the institutional investor debt market in infrastructure and to secure investments in the sector for Allianz Global Investor’s parent, Allianz SE and third-party investors. Since its inception, the team has made over €10 billion of debt investments in a variety of infrastructure sectors, including greenfield PPPs, utility financings and re-financings, including various landmark transactions such as the L2 Marseille bypass, the A11 in Belgium and a refinancing of the Indiana Toll Road in the U.S. Before joining AllianzGI Deborah was CEO of Trifinium Advisors Limited and head of Public Finance EMEA for MBIA UK Insurance Limited where she also served as a Director of MBIA UK Insurance Limited, and before that as President of MBIA Assurance S.A. Previously, she managed MBIA’s Paris office, where she was responsible for both structured and public-sector business, and worked on a variety of transactions including French securitisations and European local government financings. Deborah holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA from Wellesley College. She is also on the board of the LTIIA (Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association) and the Alternatives Credit Council Board.

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