Deutsche Bank appoints Kunze as DWS Head of Distribution for Europe & Asia-Pacific and Global Head of Retail Structured Products
Kunze joins from ABN Amro, where most recently he was Head of Private Investor Products. Before assuming this role in 2004, he was Head of the European Private Client Group in Equity Derivatives, responsible for network sales, private banking sales and third party sales. From 1998 to 2001, Kunze headed the German and Austrian Equity Derivatives business, focusing on private clients.
Kunze will start at the beginning of October, and following Supervisory Authority approval he will also join the DWS Board of Managing Directors. Kunze will report to Axel Benkner, Global Head of DWS.
Kunze will have the additional responsibility of Global Head of Retail Structured Products, reporting to Kevin Parker, Global Head of DeAM and a member of Deutsche Bank's Group Executive Committee.
"I am delighted that Stephan has joined DWS," said Parker. "His appointment will further strengthen DWS as it seeks to build on its leading position in
Deutsche Bank has also appointed Karl Strobl and Henrik Takkenberg from ABN Amro. Both will become Deputy Co-Heads of Retail Structured Products, reporting to Kunze.
At ABN Amro, Strobl was most recently Global Head of Retail Products Trading and Equity Exotic Products Trading.
Takkenberg was previously European Head of Private Investor Products at ABN Amro.
"Structured Products are a key strategic growth area for DeAM and the expertise of Karl and Henrik, as well as Stephan, will be a significant asset in further developing this business," said Parker.
Strobl and Takkenberg will also start at DeAM at the beginning of October. Kunze will be based in
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