DWS has appointed Kumber Husain as Head of Private Equity, Americas.
Based in New York, Husain will report to Mark McDonald, global head of Private Equity, who joined DWS in November 2017.
In this newly created role, Husain will focus on the sourcing and execution of direct co-investment and secondary private equity transactions, delivering innovative opportunities and bespoke solutions to complement clients’ investment strategies. He will collaborate closely with McDonald and the rest of the global private equity team, including Daniel Green, who joined in January as head of EMEA, to continue growing the private equity business and capitalizing on under-served and difficult to access secondary market opportunities as well as unique private market situations.
Husain joins DWS with more than 16 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was part of the senior investment team at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, where he also sat on the Private Markets Investment Committee. At Morgan Stanley, he was actively involved in all aspects of investment process and client related activities – including the origination and creation of transaction opportunities, managing the due diligence process, fundraising initiatives and client solutions. Prior to this, he spent five years at WP Global Partners leading due diligence on private market strategies with emphasis on direct and co-investments.