Deutsche Bank’s asset management unit DWS has appointed Vera Fehling as chief investment officer for Western Europe and Ivy Ng as CIO for Asia-Pacific, effective immediately.
Fehling joined DWS in 2011 as a portfolio manager in the euro IG credit team. In 2013, she transferred to multi asset and solutions as a portfolio manager for liability-driven Investments (LDI), where she soon took over significant blue-chip client mandates.
According to Björn Jesch, DWS’s global CIO, Fehling’s clients value her holistic and deep understanding of financial markets and pension dynamics, and she was crucial in expanding the firm’s presence as an LDI manager. In 2021, Fehling has taken over as head of LDI and, in this capacity, has contributed to the development of the firm’s solutions business.
Fehling holds a diploma in mathematics from Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany.
Ng joined DWS in 2013 and is a senior portfolio manager covering Asia ex-Japan property markets. With a background as a financial journalist, investment magazine founder and an economic book author, she brings a different perspective to her role.
Jesh says Ng has delivered consistent investment outperformance and has been instrumental in building up assets under management and expanding client base. Prior to joining the firm, she was with LaSalle Investment Management. Ng holds a B.S. SC in psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MA in business journalism from Columbia University.