Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hires Chuck Fiedler as Head of Strategy & Business Development for its Liquid Real Assets platform


New York, NY – WEBWIRE – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) today announced that Chuck Fiedler has joined as Head of Strategy & Business Development, a new role for its Liquid Real Assets (LRA) platform and part of its Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business. He will be based in Chicago and report to John Robertson, Global Head of Liquid Real Assets.

In this role, Chuck will be responsible for overseeing existing liquid real assets products and strategies as well as developing new ones on a global basis. DeAWM’s liquid real assets platform comprises listed real estate, listed infrastructure and commodities strategies totaling nearly $30 billion in assets under management, as of June 30, 2014.

Chuck has extensive experience in liquid real asset product management, product development, relationship management and sales, including institutional and retail distribution channels, which will be equally important drivers of future growth. He has deep knowledge of DeAWM, where he spent 13 years of his career before his most recent role at a competitor firm. Chuck is distinctly familiar with the liquid real assets business, having worked for several years with the team as both a portfolio analyst and senior product specialist.

“Interest in liquid real asset strategies has grown significantly over the past several years, with our business having expanded in both scope and scale,” said Pierre Cherki, Head of Alternatives & Real Assets at DeAWM. “We believe Chuck’s background in the space will be a significant factor in positioning our platform for long-term success, growth and innovation.”

“Chuck’s deep knowledge of our strategies and culture, along with his understanding of both retail and institutional relationships, provides him with unique perspectives as we continue to innovate our product offerings while remaining focused on core investment competencies, ” said Robertson.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management – Real Estate
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s real estate investment business has been investing in real estate assets for more than 40 years. As part of the Alternatives and Real Assets platform, this business today has more than 450 employees around the world and US$48.2 /€35.2 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014, and offers a diverse range of strategies and solutions across the risk/return and geographic spectrums, including core and value-added real estate, real estate securities, real estate debt and opportunistic real estate. The real estate investment business employs a disciplined investment approach and aims to deliver superior long-term risk adjusted returns, preservation of capital and diversification to its investors, which include governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, retirement plans, and private clients worldwide. To learn more about Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s real estate investment capabilities, go to www.rreef.com

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With $1.31 trillion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2014), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management¹ is one of the world’s leading investment organizations. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. It also provides tailored wealth management solutions and private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

¹ Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is the brand name of the Asset Management and Wealth Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management brand are listed in contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.



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