Allianz Global Investors (“AllianzGI”) announced today that Jorge Camiña has joined the firm as a Director within the Infrastructure Debt team. Based in New York, Jorge will be responsible for developing the US infrastructure debt business further in this new role. He will report to Paul David, who heads the US Infrastructure Debt team at AllianzGI.
Since launching an infrastructure debt platform in 2012, AllianzGI has committed more than $7.5 billion on behalf of clients into 25 infrastructure debt projects across 12 countries. This includes completing four transactions in the United States, investing more than $1.5 billion since expanding to the US in the first-half of 2015.
Following this initial success in the US, the firm began building a local presence, with Paul David relocating from London last year to continue the build-out of AllianzGI’s US footprint. To date, principle areas of investment in the US have been transport and Public-Private Partnership infrastructure projects, and the firm is looking to expand investment into other sectors, including energy-related investments.
Paul David, said:
“Jorge joins us at a busy and exciting time in the development of our infrastructure debt business in the US. As we continue the global expansion of our infrastructure debt business, Jorge’s industry experience and know-how will help ensure we maintain the positive momentum we’ve gathered since entering the US market last year”.
Jorge joins AllianzGI from Santander Global Corporate Banking in New York where he was Head of the Project & Acquisition Finance Group, leading a team responsible for the origination and structuring of non-recourse financing in North America. His background includes experience across different geographies, having worked on Latin American, US and European transactions, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans to Project Finance and Leveraged Buyouts.
AllianzGI’s infrastructure debt platform is a key component of the firm’s Alternatives platform, headed by Deborah Zurkow, former CIO and Head of Infrastructure Debt who took on this broader role as of June 1. Alternatives is one of the four pillars of AllianzGI’s global investment platform, alongside Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset. AllianzGI’s alternative investment strategies, some of which have track-records stretching back for a decade, include: Equity Long/Short, Merger Arbitrage, Options Trading, Commodities, Volatility, Global Macro, Absolute Return Bonds, Private Debt, Infrastructure Debt, and Infrastructure Equity.
Portfolio managers of AllianzGI’s alternatives strategies are based across the globe in New York, Hong Kong, London, Frankfurt, and Paris.
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