DWS Appoints Hiroki Wiesheu as President and Head of Coverage in Japan

DWS has appointed Hiroki Wiesheu as President and Head of Coverage, Japan from 1 November 2023. Hiroki reports to Vanessa Wang, Head of APAC and Head of Coverage, APAC.

As a global asset manager with more than 60 years of experience, DWS has offices around the world in Germany, Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. DWS first set up an office in Japan in 1985. Over the years, it has served the investment needs of retail, private and institutional clients with innovative and flagship product and customised solutions across the active, passive and alternatives asset classes, backed by global investment professionals and research capability.

Hiroki joins DWS Japan from Metzler Asset Management Japan effective November 1, 2023. He was the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer and served as a board member at Metzler-Payden and Metzler Realty Advisors in the United States. Before this, he worked in M&A and equity advisory at Rothschild in Frankfurt. He had also been with the equity capital markets business at Commerzbank in London and Frankfurt.

Commenting on Hiroki’s appointment, Vanessa Wang said: “We are delighted to strengthen DWS Japan with Hiroki’s broad financial knowledge and cross-cultural understanding. Hiroki will lead our growth ambitions in Japan with a shared vision of success. With Hiroki’s deep understanding of Japan and our business partners, we are confident that his inter-cultural perspectives and global mindset would be well appreciated by clients and staff alike,”

“Japanese investors are known to be frontier investors especially in new areas of opportunities in robo-advisory, sustainability and tokenization. We look forward to offering investment solutions to meet their needs for the future.”

Hiroki Wiesheu remarked: “With a new beginning, I am excited to lead DWS Japan. DWS is Germany’s top asset manager and have won many accolades for its flagship strategies. Our global presence and coverage are an advantage that local investors would stand to benefit from. We hope to continue with a client-centric culture as we fulfil our fiduciary responsibilities.”


About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 859bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2023) aspires to be one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability, and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach. 

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that, both as a corporate as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have a crucial role in helping to navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 4,400 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.

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