About Krassimira Zourkova
Krassi Zourkova focuses her practice in the areas of over-the-counter derivatives, hedge funds and private equity. She represents major funds, investment managers, proprietary trading firms, pension plans, governmental entities and other buy-side clients in structuring and negotiating the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), prime brokerage, repurchase, stock lending and other trading agreements. Krassi also advises major institutional clients on fund formation and on investments in hedge fund and private equity vehicles.
Cross-disciplinary approach to client service
Krassi's practice spans the financial services arena. With almost two decades of derivatives and fund experience, she advises asset managers at all stages of an entity's lifespan: from formation and structuring, through setup of active investment portfolios, to regulatory compliance and ongoing risk management. On the OTC side, she also counsels swap end users on highly tailored hedge structures in commercial lending, public finance, wealth management, securitizations and other corporate transactions.
A trade is never just a trade. It must fit a client's structure and risk/reward appetite. It should deliver only the desired outcome, no more and no less. Often what is most important is not even on the page. But it should be. Financial engineering — whether a swap structure or a web of investment vehicles — is all about a nuanced understanding of the risks involved. Krassi helps clients assess and minimize those risks, while navigating the ever evolving financial marketplace.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives
- Financial services regulatory and compliance
- Private equity
- Private funds and investment management
- Government and public finance
- Commercial finance
- Structured finance
Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst — Steps to Take If You are Worried About the Effects of the Pandemic on Your ISDA CounterpartyApril 27, 2020
Questions and Answers Concerning the Final Prudential Regulator Margin Rules for Non-Cleared SwapsJanuary 2016
December 8, 2015
November 10, 2015
October 31, 2014
July 10, 2012
Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 Introduces Extended Period of Regulatory UncertaintyAugust 4, 2010
May 27, 2010
July 10, 2009
Presentations and Events
PresenterJune 25, 2009