DWS appoints Hardman as head of UK operations
DWS Group has appointed Jessica Hardman as its new head of UK-based operations. She will add this new role to her existing responsibilities as head of European portfolio management and head of its UK real estate group.
Subject to regulatory approvals, Hardman will also become CEO of DWS Investments and will join both DWS’s global leadership team and its investment leadership team.
In her new role, Hardman will oversee the strategic direction and operations for DWS in the UK, while continuing to be a diversity, equity and inclusion ambassador for the firm.
Hardman joined DWS in 2017 and has since overseen global and European funds and international client separately managed accounts strategies. She is also a board member and company director for the DWS Global Alternatives platform.
Before DWS, Hardman spent 13 years at its parent company Deutsche Bank within its real estate transactions team. She headed that unit between 2013 and 2017. She started her career at BNP Paribas.