Based in Singapore, the bank said Chua will be responsible for providing clients access to macroeconomic and investment views to help them select the most appropriate wealth management strategies.
He takes over from Marshall Gittler, who will relocate to Geneva to become chief investment strategist, international, after covering Asia for the last two-and-a-half years.
Chua will report to Singapore-based Chew Soon Gek, managing director and chief investment officer Asia for the firm's private wealth management franchise. He will also contribute to the formulation of Deutsche's private wealth management global investment strategy as a member of the global investment committee, with a specific focus on Asian investment opportunities.
Chua joins from Citi Singapore where he was formerly Asian equity economist. In that role, he was responsible for macroeconomics, markets and equity themes. Prior to Citi, Chua held senior roles at DBS Vickers Securities and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was principal economist.