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Roger Bootz heads up public distribution of passive investment products at DeAWM


Effective 1 December 2014, Roger Bootz (42) is responsible for public distribution of passive investment products at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM).

He will be responsible for the regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and will primarily handle distribution of db X-trackers ETFs via asset managers, direct banks, financial advisers and intermediary pools. Bootz will be based in Frankfurt and will report to Simon Klein, Head of ETP & Institutional Mandates Sales, EMEA and Asia, at Deutsche AWM. 

“Roger Bootz has extensive ETF experience and an international network in the passive investment business. We are delighted that Mr Bootz, a proven expert in the field, is joining us to head up our public distribution”, says Klein. “Intensive contact with financial intermediaries is essential to successfully drive forward Deutsche AWM’s competitiveness in the dynamic ETF segment.”

Bootz comes from UBS AG, where he was formerly Head of ETF Capital Markets Europe, in addition to other distribution roles. Previously, from 2006 to 2012, he was Head of Lyxor ETFs in Switzerland for Société Générale, while from 1999 to 2006 he was Regional Director for STOXX Ltd./Dow Jones Indexes. Bootz is a business graduate and studied Banking & Finance at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences.

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