Pierre Cherki has served as a Managing Director and Head of Alternatives, DWS since February 2016, where he is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the global real estate, infrastructure, private equity, liquid real assets and sustainable investment businesses, with a total AUM of $89 billion as of 31 March 2016 across 22 offices globally. He served as Head of Alternatives and Real Assets from October 2012 to February 2016 and the head of RREEF Real Estate from July 2010 to October 2012. Prior to his appointment as global Head in July 2010, Mr. Cherki was a Managing Director and Head of RREEF Real Estate’s European since March 2007. Mr. Cherki joined RREEF Real Estate in 1997, where he completed numerous transactions in France, the United Kingdom and Belgium and was responsible for the development of RREEF Real Estate’s business in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Cherki holds a B.A. in Management and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.