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Lunch with Nadia Nikolova: Impact Credit & Blended Finance
January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us in kicking off the 2024 event series with a deep dive into impact credit and blended finance with Nadia Nikolova is a pioneer within the Blended Finance space. She launched several investment initiatives that utilise philanthropic capital to mobilise private capital into high impact emerging markets loans. One such example is the $1.1bn SDG Loan Fund that was announced recently at COP28 and where Skandia and Allianz insurance invest in Emerging Markets private debt together with the Dutch development bank FMO.
The event is generously hosted by Allianz Global Investors.
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12:10 Personal introduction of Nadia and Diane
12:20 What is Blended Finance and how has it evolved
12:45 Case study – The building and closing of a Loan Fund based on the Sustainable Development Goals
About your speaker
Nadia has 15 years of experience and is currently the Lead Portfolio Manager for AllianzGI’s Impact and Development Credit team, currently managing over $3 billion of commitments.
Nadia joined AllianzGI over nine years ago originally as a portfolio manager in the Infrastructure Debt team. From 2016, she has been focused on expanding AllianzGI’s presence in sustainable investments and worked on the launch of sizeable Blended Finance initiatives such as the infrastructure debt partnership with IFC (2017) and the SDG Loan Fund with the Dutch development bank FMO (2023).
Prior to joining AllianzGI, Nadia worked in the Structured Finance team at Citigroup based out of London where she advised clients on debt raising and restructuring in the context of acquisitions and recapitalizations. Nadia started her career in credit and remedial management in Citi where she was involved in the non-performing portfolio of clients across corporates, structured finance and shipping.
Nadia holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex and has graduated from Harvard Business School Executive Program for Leadership and Development. In 2016, Financial News awarded Nadia one of 40 under 40 professionals in Asset Management.