Kuijpers joined Deutsche Bank in 1995 as a Managing Director and Head of European Equities Sales in North America. She was subsequently appointed Global Head of Relationship Management Research, before being named Global Head of Strategic Planning, Communications & Marketing for the Global Equities division. In 2004 she was appointed Global Head of Strategic Planning, Communications & Marketing for DeAM. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Kuijpers was a Managing Director and Head of European Equities in North America at SG Warburg Inc. Born in the Netherlands, Kuijpers received a Masters in History from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
"The appointment of a seasoned markets professional like Roelfien as Head of Institutional reflects our commitment to developing this business globally," said Parker. "Our strategic focus on improving investment performance across the division gives us a great opportunity to tap new clients and markets. In her new role, Roelfien will further build Deutsche Asset Management's reputation as one of the leading global providers of asset management services to institutional clients."
Deutsche Bank also announced that Tom Curtis will assume Kuijpers' responsibilities for Global Strategic Planning and Communications for DeAM, in addition to retaining his current role as Global Head of Business Development. Curtis is also based in New York and reports to Parker.
"Having a combined Strategic Planning and Business Development function will give us greater ability to leverage our focused business strategies and capitalize on market opportunities. Tom's broader responsibilities will further enhance his team's effectiveness in identifying future strategic opportunities," added Parker. "Our record results for 2005 underline the significant progress we have made in realigning the division, streamlining processes and strengthening the business. These two appointments mark a very positive step in the development of Deutsche Asset Management."
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