Deutsche Bank's private wealth management division has announced that Marshall Gittler will join the team with immediate effect. Based in Singapore, he takes on the role of chief Asian strategist and will provide macro investment views for clients in helping them determine the most appropriate investment strategies and products.

Gittler will dually report to Klaus Martini, a Frankfurt-based managing director and global chief investment officer, private clients and locally to Gary Tiernan, managing director and head of product management and investment solutions, Asia Pacific.

He moves to Singapore from Deutsche's Tokyo offices where he held the position of senior international strategist. In this role, Gittler created integrated views on overseas economies and fixed income markets for the firm's Japanese clients.

He will also sit on the firm's Asian investment committee, advising on strategic investment opportunities for its regional client base. Gittler is also a member of the global investment committee, which takes responsibility for setting the investment direction for Deutsche's private wealth management business.

Before joining Deutsche, Gittler was Bank of America's head of Asian currency research and head of economic research for SBC Warburg in Tokyo. In addition, he has also served as a Japan bond market strategist for UBS and Merrill Lynch.