Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has appointed Chuck Fiedler as head of strategy and business development, a new role for its liquid real assets platform and part of its alternatives and real assets business.
He will be based in Chicago and report to John Robertson, global head of liquid real assets.
Fiedler will be responsible for overseeing existing liquid real assets products and strategies as well as developing new ones on a global basis. DeAWM’s liquid real assets platform comprises listed real estate, listed infrastructure and commodities strategies totalling nearly USD30 billion in assets under management.
Fiedler has extensive experience in liquid real asset product management, product development, relationship management and sales, including institutional and retail distribution channels, which will be equally important drivers of future growth. He has deep knowledge of DeAWM, where he spent 13 years of his career before his most recent role at a competitor firm.
“Interest in liquid real asset strategies has grown significantly over the past several years, with our business having expanded in both scope and scale,” says Pierre Cherki, head of alternatives and real assets at DeAWM. “We believe Chuck’s background in the space will be a significant factor in positioning our platform for long-term success, growth and innovation.”