GLOBAL – Deutsche Bank has appointed Roelfien Kuijpers as global head of Deutsche Asset Management’s institutional business with immediate effect.

Kuijpers has been appointed to an expanded role, and is not replacing anyone, according to a DeAM spokesperson.

He added that this position has been vacant for some time, and DeAM global head and member of the Deutsche Bank’s executive committee Kevin Parker has partly filled this role.

She will be responsible for the fixed income, equities and cash businesses.

Her position as global head of strategic planning, communications and marketing for DeAM has been split: Kuijpers will retain her responsibilities as global head of marketing, but business development head Tom Curtis will take over responsibilities for global strategic planning and communications.

Kuijpers will continue to be based in New York, and answer to Parker.

Parker said: “The appointment of a seasoned markets professional like Roelfien as head of institutional reflects our commitment to developing this business globally.”

Kuijpers joined Deutsche in 1995 as managing director and head of European equities sales in North America. She was appointed to her most recent position in 2004.

Deutsche Bank has €993bn in assets under management and 63,427 employees.