Deutsche Asset Management has appointed Pieter Furnée as global head of Responsible Investing for the Global Client Group (GCG).
In this newly-created position, Furnée will be leading the group’s global client engagement related to responsible investing. He will work closely with Roelfien Kuijpers, who is the head of Responsible Investing on Deutsche AM’s executive committee.
Furnée will take up his new duties in addition to the current role he holds as head of GCG Benelux.
He joined Deutsche AM from the local Dutch asset manager NNEK in 2004, having 16 years’ financial experience. Previously he worked for Zurich Financial Services, where he started his financial career.
Furnée’s roles during his tenure have also included responsibility for business development across various markets including the UK, Nordics and Benelux, covering institutional clients and wholesale.
Both Thorsten Michalik, head of GCG EMEA & Asia, and Bob Kendall, head of GCG Americas, said: “Deutsche AM has recognised the importance of responsible investing within its investment approach for many years. We are proud to have been amongst the early signatories to the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2008. It is important we build on this heritage, and use our expertise to help clients who want support in this important investment area.”