Christian Strenger and Herman van der Wyck were named non-executive directors of Hermes Focus Asset Management Europe, both new positions. Mr. Strenger is a non-executive director of DWS Asset Management, where he retains his current responsibilities; Mr. van der Wyck, a former vice chairman of UBS Warburg, left his post three years ago, said Stephan Howaldt, CEO of Hermes Focus.
Marco Ricci was named investment director at Hermes Focus. He was a fund manager at Deutsche Asset Management. Lindy Leung, head of marketing and communications at Deutsche Asset, did not return calls by press time regarding Mr. Riccis replacement.
The appointments precede the launch of the Hermes European Focus Funds in January, said Mr. Howaldt.