Manfred Bauer

  • Head of Product Division
  • Responsible for DWS Group’s investment product value chain along the entire life-cycle, including product strategy and innovation, structuring and product management


Year of birth: 1969
Nationality: German

Year of first appointment to the Executive Board: 2020
End of current appointment to the Executive Board: 2023


  • Studied Finance and graduated with a Master's Degree ("Diplom-Finanzwirt") from the University of Applied Sciences for Finance in Edenkoben.

Professional career

Manfred Bauer began his career in DWS in 2001 in the IT department in Luxembourg, before undertaking a number of roles including COO for the Chief Investment Office of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. He then spent time in Deutsche Bank’s Private & Commercial Banking Division as Head of the Private Client Center Head Office before rejoining DWS in 2017, most recently serving as Global Head of Corporate Strategy & Transformation and Regional Head of EMEA. 

Supervisory board positions and other relevant positions

  • Speaker of the Management Board of DWS Investment GmbH1
  • Member of the Management Board of DWS Beteiligungs GmbH1
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of DWS Alternatives GmbH (since June 30, 2020)1
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of DWS Investment S.A. (since October 1, 2020)1

1 group mandate of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA

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