Highly regarded as a market expert throughout the industry, Kos has deep international experience as a multi-asset portfolio manager. Prior to joining SYZ, Kos held various positions at Baring Asset Management, most recently as Investment Director of Global Multi Asset Group. At DWS he will lead the Multi Asset Allocation team. He will report directly to Christian Hille, Global Head of Multi Asset & Solutions.
Stefan Kreuzkamp, co-head of DWS' investment platform and member of the Executive Board, wrote to employees in May of this year that the asset manager regards Multi Asset as one of the major global trends of the industry. According to data from the Investment Association (IA), net retail purchases of multi-asset funds in 2017 in the UK alone reached EUR 14.9 billion, beating the EUR 11.6 billion taken in by equities funds. Reflecting DWS‘ assessment, the newly formed Multi Asset & Solutions team, under the leadership of Christian Hille, now acts as a link between Active Asset Management, the ETF business and Alternatives. The globally operating team serves all client segments and uses the entire spectrum of asset classes to meet clients' investment objectives – including bespoke solutions.
Hartwig Kos will join DWS in Frankfurt at the turn of the year. In 2012, he was honored by "Financial News" on its list of 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management. The Austrian Kos is a CFA Charter Holder, studied in Basel and at Cass Business School, where he also received his doctorate.
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