DWS Hires Industry Veteran Matt Hilding as U.S. Head of Wealth

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DWS, one of the world’s leading asset managers, announced that Matt Hilding has joined the firm as U.S. Head of Wealth. In his role, Mr. Hilding is responsible for setting and executing the wholesale distribution strategy across the U.S. He reports to JJ Wilczewski, Head of Client Coverage Americas. Mr. Hilding has rejoined DWS from BlackRock, where he most recently served as a divisional director.

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Matt Hilding, U.S. Head of Wealth, DWS (Photo: Business Wire)

"We are thrilled to welcome Matt back to DWS and believe he will provide the leadership and strategy necessary as we look to evolve our business and continue to deliver outstanding services and solutions to our clients," said JJ Wilczewski, Head of Client Coverage Americas and Global Head of Institutional Clients and Consultants at DWS. "Matt’s Chicago-based role is new and focused on enhancing our coverage model to meet the growing needs of our U.S. Wealth clients, an important channel in our overall growth strategy."

Mr. Hilding will lead a regional team of sales executives to deliver the DWS platform to the wealth market in the Americas. He will utilize a disciplined business management approach including implementation of enhanced data and technology practices to service the firm’s client base. Mr. Hilding will also sit on the U.S. coverage leadership team.

"I’m excited to return to DWS and join a dynamic team of investment professionals during a transformational time in the firm’s history and the asset management industry with the rise of alternative, passive and ESG strategies," said Mr. Hilding. "Amid the current environment, DWS has maintained its global position as a leading source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation and I am excited to be a part of the firm’s long-term growth strategy."

Mr. Hilding has over twenty years of experience and holds a BA in Risk Management from Illinois Wesleyan University.

About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with USD $838bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.

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Kenny Juarez
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