Alternatives

EUR

73bn

Assets under Management [1]

More than

45

years investment heritage

>60%

of real estate AuM achieved Green Star recognition from GRESB in 2017 [2]

" Headquartered in Europe, DWS offers a unique global perspective. Our clients benefit from a powerful combination of diverse and growing capabilities that span the Alternatives spectrum, on-the-ground research and portfolio management expertise, and a long-standing disciplined investment and risk management approach across asset classes.

Pierre Cherki
Co-Head, Investment Group

EUR 73bn Assets under Management

What do we do?

    • With alternatives expertise that spans more than four decades, we offer a diverse range of strategies and solutions across the alternatives spectrum. The Alternatives business includes private real estate, private infrastructure, liquid real assets (real estate/infrastructure, and commodity securities), sustainable investments, private equity, and hedge funds.
    • Working from an integrated platform with a global network of investment specialists, we are committed to fulfilling our fiduciary obligation to deliver strategies and solutions that meet our clients' specific investment needs.
    • Our global team invests on behalf of and services our global client base that includes individuals, governments, corporations and institutional investors.

Private Real Estate                          

$48.8/€ 41.3 billion
Direct real estate investments covering core, core plus, value-added, and debt strategies
1,054 properties and approximately 144 million square feet

Private Infrastructure   
$10.2/€ 8.6 billion
Direct equity and debt investments focusing on economic infrastructure assets
Includes transportation, utilities, and energy                                                          
Liquid Real Assets        

$21.5/€ 18.2 billion
Global and regional real estate securities
Global infrastructure, securities
Active commodities

Private Equity

$7.3/€ 6.2 billion                             
Primary fund of funds, secondary opportunities and direct equity, co-investments globally
Private equity, private debt, and infrastructure

Hedge Funds

$1.0/€ 0.8 billion         
Multi-manager hedge fund solutions offered through managed account, mutual fund and UCITS strategies
Hedge fund strategy advice

Sustainable Investments

$1.9/€ 1.6 billion
Private equity and debt-type strategies
Complements the more liquid sustainability-related strategies

Include estimated forecast for infrastructure and sustainable investment business where finalized numbers are not yet available. Not all DWS products and services
are offered in all jurisdictions and availability is subject to local regulatory restrictions and requirements. Numbers may not sum due to rounding.[3]

Distinct characteristics of the Alternatives business

Strong fiduciary focus

 
  • Our culture is built around acting as a fiduciary to our clients
  • We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and transparency in all aspects of managing our clients’ investments

Responsible investors

 

ESG-focused real estate investment approach

  • A pioneer and thought leader in sustainable real estate for more than a decade, we were among the founding members of the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Index[4]. The Index engages real estate owners to collectively track and reduce the carbon footprint of global real estate.
  • Commitment to improve the energy efficiency of our real estate portfolios by 20% before 2020 as part of the US Better Buildings Challenge met four years ahead of schedule in 2016.

20 years of impact investing

  • Deutsche Bank was the first major financial institution to launch a microfinance fund. This milestone initiative later became part of Deutsche Asset Management’s investment platform (now DWS), and in 2017 we celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Thought leadership in global real estate and infrastructure research

 
  • The depth of insights from our integrated top-down and bottom-up approach gives us unique perspective into markets and allows us to develop actionable strategies for our clients’ portfolios.

Risk management

 
  • Our rigorous lifecycle approach is designed to identify, implement and monitor investment themes and tactics to achieve competitive long-term, risk-adjusted returns for our clients.

Alternatives

Hedge Funds

Our Hedge Funds team is responsible for advising and managing multi-manager and secondary hedge fund portfolios for both institutional and individual investors around the world, providing liquid and illiquid alternative products and solutions.

Alternatives

Sustainable Investments

DWS's Sustainable Investments team creates solutions for institutional, private investors, development banks, and governments, who share common social and environmental investment objectives and seek attractive financial returns.

Alternatives

Liquid Real Assets

For investors interested in accessing alternatives through liquid strategies, we offer products that invest in publicly-traded real estate and infrastructure securities, and commodity investment strategies including commodities equities and direct commodities (futures).

Alternatives

Infrastructure

As one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers, DWS's infrastructure investment business has one of the longest track-records in the industry.

Alternatives

Real Estate

Real estate investing presents tremendous opportunity to diversify returns and cash flow generation with relatively low correlation to traditional investments. We give investors access to the entire equity spectrum including core, value-added and opportunistic real estate and real estate debt.

1. as of September 30, 2018

2. Global Real Estate sustainability benchmark

3. DWS, as of Sep 30, 2017

4. http://uli.org/wp-content/uploads/ULI-Documents/GreenprintPerformanceReportVol7.pdf

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