Nicolas joined Deutsche Bank on October 1, 2016, as the Management Board member responsible for DWS.
Before this appointment, Nicolas was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA France and was also in charge of overseeing the worldwide operations of AXA Assistance and AXA Global Direct. He joined that company in 1991, after beginning his career with Arthur Andersen.
Nicolas is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and has an actuarial degree from the Centre d’Etudes Actuarielles. He was awarded La Legion d'Honneur in 2015.
Roelfien is Global Head of Strategic Relationships – serving DWS’s most important clients – and a member of the DWS Executive Committee. She has previously held numerous senior roles in DWS and the Bank’s former Global Equity division, and served on the Executive Committees of both.
Roelfien is a member of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and chairs its Investment Committee, and is a strong supporter of women and diversity in the company. She is also a member of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Trustee at SculptureCenter NY, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Oberlin College and the Parent’s Committee at Middlebury College.
A Dutch native, Roelfien received a Master’s Degree in History and International Politics from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Joined DWS in 2004 with 16 years of industry experience. During his tenure Pieter roles include responsibility for business development across various markets including the UK, Nordics and Benelux covering wholesale and institutional clients.
Prior to joining, Pieter worked for a local Dutch Asset Manager, NNEK, as member of management team responsible for a multi manager product line. Previous he worked as a Business Manager, Commercial Portfolio Manager and as a Business Controller at Zurich Financial Services. Pieter began his career as a Management Trainee at Zurich Financial Services
BA in Business Economics from Hoger Economisch en Administratief Onderwijs, Haagse Hogeschool; Master's Degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University
In addition to her other roles Petra manages DWS’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team, which is dedicated to integrating the firm’s ESG capabilities into its investment processes. She has been a strong advocate for ESG throughout her career at DWS. As EMEA Co- Head of Equities she has incorporated ESG aspects as extra-financial information for investment decisions. Before that, as Co-Head of Global Research and Global Head of Small & Mid Cap Equities, Petra was one of the first to include ESG information into equity research. She has been a driving force in the firm’s ESG training which has been a required element for portfolio managers and analysts since 2011.
Through more than 20 years with DWS, Petra has also served as Head of Research for equities, fixed income and macro research; senior equity portfolio manager; and member of the equity investment management team for the institutional business.
Petra holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration ("Diplom-Betriebswirtin (FH)") from the University of Trier. She also studied at University of St. Thomas and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Stuart re-joined DWS in July from the Research department of Deutsche Bank. There he was Head of Thematic Research, a member of the executive committee, and responsible for creating the most read flagship products. That followed eight years at the Financial Times as editor of the Lex Column. He has also been a management consultant with Oliver Wyman and began his career as a portfolio manager at DWS.
Stuart has a Masters degree in economics from the University of Cambridge where he was President of the Union.
Nicolas joined the Company in 1999 with 8 years of industry experience. Prior to his current role, Nicolas served as the Head of ESG Initiatives and in the ESG Head Office. Previously, he was the Head of Green Investments. Before joining, he held a number of senior portfolio management and research roles at Zurich Invest (acquired by Deutsche Bank), Nordinvest and at CRM Capital Research and Management. Earlier, Nicolas worked for a stockbroker and at Berliner Bank
Nicolas completed the Bank Training Program ("Bankkaufmann") at Berliner Bank. Beside this he graduated the Investment Analysis Program at DVFA, the Business and Environment Programme for Sustainability Leadership at University of Cambridge and he is a Certified Sustainability Investment Manager (Euroforum).