DWS, formerly Deutsche Asset Management, has hired SYZ Asset Management's co-head of multi-asset & vice CIO Hartwig Kos.
Based in Frankfurt, Kos will join as a multi-asset portfolio manager, reporting to Christian Hille, global head of multi-asset & solutions at DWS.
Prior to joining SYZ in 2015, he held a variety of roles at Barings Asset Management over a ten-year period, most recently as investment director of its global multi-asset team.
Kos will join DWS in January 2019.
In December 2017, the firm rebranded to DWS ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), which occurred in March.
DWS employs around 3,800 staff, manages around €700bn AUM and is a top five asset manager operating in Europe.
It runs €513bn in active assets, €71bn in alternatives, and €115bn in passives, with its Xtrackers brand the second largest ETF provider in Europe.
Purchased for undisclosed sum
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