Latest hire signals DWS’s continued commitment to growth in Asia Pacific and building stronger partnerships in the region. Vanessa Wang joins DWS with over 20 years of industry experience.
Hong Kong/Singapore – July 15, 2021 – DWS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Wang as Head of Client Coverage APAC, effective September 1, 2021. Based in Hong Kong, Vanessa joins from Amundi and will lead all coverage teams of DWS in the Asia Pacific region, providing investment solutions to institutional and wholesale clients and partners. Vanessa will report to Dirk Goergen, Head of DWS’s Client Coverage Division and Member of the Executive Board of DWS Group, who is based in Frankfurt.
Vanessa joins with over 20 years of financial sector experience, starting her career at Mercer where she spent 15 years advising and working on retirement issues before leading the business division itself as Partner and Asia Head of the Retirement, Risk and Finance. She later joined Citigroup as a Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head of Pensions, where she worked across various Citi Markets and Securities Services teams to advance pension fund investments and solutions. More recently, she had been with Amundi since 2016, working in two positions: Senior Managing Director and Head of Institutional Business in the US, and Head of Institutional Business in North Asia. In both roles, Vanessa was a member of Amundi’s Executive Committee, leading the institutional team to provide active and customized passive solutions to central banks, development banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and corporates.
In line with DWS’ long-standing commitment to providing innovative and customized ESG solutions, Vanessa has also been an active contributor in the ESG space, having previously served as a member of ESG and Retirement Income Workstream of Asia-Pacific Financial Forum under APEC.
Dirk commented, “We are delighted to welcome Vanessa to the team and the wide-ranging experience she brings. Her appointment reflects DWS’s continued commitment to growing its business in the Asia Pacific region and meeting our clients’ evolving demands, and in turn, deepening our strong partnerships in the region.”
Vanessa added, “DWS is a highly regarded franchise in APAC with a strong business strategy. Its broad range of products provides a solid foundation for the tailored and bespoke solutions DWS is able to offer APAC investors and its presence in many APAC markets gives the firm the capability to develop meaningful relationships. I look forward to broadening and deepening our client relationships further to ensure DWS is providing the relevant solutions for investors’ evolving needs.”
Holger Naumann, who previously had also led the Client Coverage Division in APAC for DWS, will continue in his role as Regional Head for the APAC region and take an active role with our clients and strategic partners.
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