Gunnar Friede, CEFA, CIIA

Senior Fund Manager, co-leads the ESG activities of the DWS Multi Asset & Solutions Group


Gunnar is Senior Fund Manager with DWS Group. He co-leads the ESG activities of the DWS Multi Asset & Solutions Group. He is portfolio manager of several top-rated ESG Multi Asset funds.

He joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 and DWS as a global equity portfolio manager in 2005. Since then he contributes to the firm’s ESG efforts and spearheaded several achieve­ments for mainstreaming ESG aspects. Gunnar is a member of the EFFAS Commission on ESG and co-leads the German DVFA Commission on Sustainable Investing.

Gunnar has researched in his PhD-Thesis with the University of Hamburg on the relation of ESG-factors and financial performance. The study “ESG and financial performance: aggregated evidence from more than 2000 empirical studies” is widely reflected with investors, media, academia, and policy makers. The trained banker (‘Bankkaufmann”) has a master's degree in business administration ("Diplom-Kaufmann") from HTW Berlin and is Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) as well as Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).

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