Deutsche Asset Management appoints new Business Head to build Middle East operation
Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) today announced the appointment of Daniel Smaller as Head of its Middle East, Northern Africa and Pakistan operations, based in Dubai.
Smaller, who has been with Deutsche Bank for the past seven years, most recently as Head of Global Equity Sales in Asia, will be responsible for setting up a local dedicated asset management presence in the Middle East, selling the group's global products into the region. In the longer term, DeAM plans to develop and distribute a suite of locally managed funds as well.
"The Middle East region is of increasing strategic importance to Deutsche Bank as a market of largely untapped investment management opportunities," said Ed Peter, Head of DeAM for Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.
"Daniel's deep knowledge of the Middle East makes him the ideal person to lead DeAM's growth in this exciting region. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to providing clients with the strengths of a global platform, combined with local market expertise," said Ed Peter.
Smaller has over two decades of experience within the financial services sector, in both executive management and investment positions, primarily in, or focused on, Middle East markets.He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Smaller launched his career in the Middle East, where he worked for Citibank in Bahrain trading Middle East currencies and deposits in 1982.During his ten year tenure with Citibank, he worked in various roles in the Middle East, London, Zurich and Australia. He also was involved in raising the first Pakistan country fund open to foreign investors.He then joined Lehman Brothers to manage its emerging market equity group where he continued to promote the Middle Eastern stock markets, before moving to UBS, London, as Head of Sales for Emerging Europe and Middle East Equities.Smaller joined Deutsche Bank in 1998 as Head of Emerging Market Equity Sales.
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