May 7, 2008

Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division hires Ross Sakamoto as Senior Product Specialist for Quantitative Strategies

Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division today announced that Ross Sakamoto has joined DB Advisors as a Director and Senior Product Specialist for Quantitative Strategies. DB Advisors is Deutsche Bank’s institutional asset management business.

“Our client base and assets under management within our quantitative strategies have grown significantly as a result of continued solid investment performance, especially in our Equity and Global Macro products,” said Janet Campagna, Global Co-Head of Quantitative Strategies for DB Advisors. “Ross will work with our expanding client base, as well as prospects and consultants, to help them understand our innovative strategies and integrate them into their portfolios. As a former quantitative equity and Global Tactical Asset Allocation (GTAA) portfolio manager, he has a deep understanding of portfolio construction, management and trading, and will be a valuable asset for our business and our investors.”

Sakamoto has extensive experience on both the buy- and sell-side. He joins DB Advisors from Bear Stearns & Co.’s US Program Sales & Trading team, where he was a Managing Director responsible for marketing trading and brokerage services to institutional clients. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at Symphony Asset Management, running funds that incorporated quantitative equity strategies. Prior to Symphony, he was a portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors, responsible for managing asset allocation strategies.

Sakamoto is based in San Francisco and will report to James Norman, a Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Product Specialists.  

DB Advisors’ Quantitative Strategies Group manages quantitatively based strategies and assists clients with investment solutions utilizing global expertise in quantitative analysis, research, portfolio management and infrastructure. The Group manages assets across multiple strategies, including Global Tactical Asset Allocation (GTAA)/Global Macro, Currency, Portable Alpha, 130/30 active equity extension, US, International and Global Equity, Tax Managed Equity, Multi and Strategic Asset Allocation. The group has grown assets under management, administration and notional assets from $2 billion in 1999 to over $98 billion  as of March 31, 2008.

For further information, please call:

Media Relations, Deutsche Bank
Mayura Hooper                        
+1 (212) 250-5536

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Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise.  A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 78,275 employees in 76 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

About Deutsche Asset Management

With approximately $818 billion in assets under management globally (as of 30 March 2008), Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division is one of the world's leading investment management organizations, not just in size, but in quality and breadth of investment products, performance and client service.  The Asset Management division provides a broad range of investment management products across the risk/return spectrum.