According to a press release, Brooks will be responsible for managing client relationships with insurance companies and sub-advised mutual fund firms. He will be based in New York reporting to Michael Woods, a Managing Director and US Head of Distribution for DWS Investments Distributors, Inc.
Brooks joins DWS Investments from JPMorgan Asset Management where, as a Vice President, he helped the Funds Management and Global Real Asset divisions build their defined contribution, investment-only (DCIO) distribution platforms. Prior to JPMorgan, Brooks served as a Director and led the DCIO business for Managers Investment Group.
He also spent more than 16 years at OppenheimerFunds where he founded and led the firm’s DCIO business team, according to the announcement.