Allianz GI appoints head of Alternatives

Allianz GI has appointed Deborah Zurkow as head of Alternatives at Allianz Global Investors.

Zurkow is currently CIO and head of Infrastructure at Allianz Global Investors and is set to take on overall responsibility for the Alternatives Team as of 1 June.

The Allianz GI Alternatives Unit launched in December 2014, its assets have since doubled to €15.7bn by the end of Q12016.

Zurkow has been in charge of the AllianzGI Infrastructure Debt platform since 2012 and currently manages €7bn over 25 infrastructure debt projects.

Andreas Utermann, CEO and Global CIO at Allianz Global Investors, comments: “Over the last few years, Deborah and her team have helped turn the idea of infrastructure debt as an asset class for institutional investors into a reality. In her new, expanded role, Deborah will be able to put her experience of developing innovative solutions that meet clients’ needs to work across the entire spectrum of Alternatives.”

Following Zurkow’s appointment, , Claus Fintzen will become CIO and head of Infrastructure Debt, reporting to Deborah Zurkow, assuming day to day responsibility of AllianzGI’s Infrastructure Debt team with immediate effect.

Fintzen joined AllianzGI in 2012 along with Zurkow and three other team members from Trifinium Advisors.


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