NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) announced today the continued expansion of its US equities portfolio management team. Daniel Fletcher has joined the firm as Director and portfolio manager focused on the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector. Fletcher is based in New York and reports to Sebastian Werner, lead Portfolio Manager for US and Global Growth Equities.
In addition, Julia Merz has recently joined the New York team from the Deutsche AM Frankfurt office. Also reporting to Werner, Merz will focus on the healthcare sector and international equities. The expansion of the team follows the hire of David Bianco earlier this year as the Head of Equities in the US and Chief Investment Strategist for the Americas.
“I am very pleased to welcome such talented portfolio managers to our team,” said David Bianco, Head of Equities in the US and Chief Investment Strategist for the Americas. “Daniel and Julia bring specific industry expertise that complement the knowledge base of the existing US equity portfolio management team. As we remain bullish on growth stocks, I am confident we have the right team to deliver the breadth and depth of the Deutsche Asset Management’s active assets to our clients.”
Fletcher joins Deutsche AM with nearly 20 years of experience covering the TMT sector. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director on the Large Cap Disciplined Growth Fund at Neuberger Berman as a senior technology, media and telecom analyst. Fletcher joined Lehman Brothers, which acquired Neuberger Berman, in 1995 as an associate research analyst. Merz joined Deutsche AM since 2015 and has previously held teaching assistant positions at the University of Cologne and Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
As a testament to the team’s success, the Deutsche Core Equity Fund recently received a five-star overall rating from Morningstar.1 In addition, the Deutsche Large Cap Focus Growth Fund has also recently received another star, moving it to the five-star category for the three-year period as of April 30, 2017.2
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1Source: Morningstar, Inc. as of 4/30/17. Ratings and rankings are historical and are no guarantee of future results. Class INST shares of Deutsche Core Equity Fund were rated and ranked as follows in the Morningstar Large Blend category as of 4/30/17: Overall rated 5 stars; ranked 2% (24 out of 1,242 funds); one-year ranked 21% (288 out of 1,396 funds); three-year rated 5 stars; ranked (24 out of 1,242 funds); five-year rated 5 stars; ranked 3% (25 out of 1,102 funds); 10 year rated 4 stars; ranked 11% (88 out of 817 funds).
2Source: Morningstar, Inc. as of 4/30/17. Performance, ratings and rankings are historical and are no guarantee of future results. Class INST shares of Deutsche Large Cap Focus Growth Fund were rated and ranked as follows in the Morningstar Large Growth category as of 4/30/17: Overall rated 4 stars; ranked 4% (51 out of 1,301 funds); one-year ranked 21% (295 out of 1,442 funds); three-year rating 5 stars; ranked 4% (51 out of 1,301 funds); Five-year rating 3 stars; ranked 34% (383 out of 1,146 funds); 10 year rated 4 stars; ranked 34% (271 out of 799 funds).
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