Liquid Real Assets

With EUR

16bn

AuM, one of the world’s largest liquid real asset managers[1]

More than

30

professionals located across the world

#3 infrastructure securities and

#8

global real estate securities manager[2]

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). With an actively-managed, fundamental, research-driven approach, we provide these investment strategies to individual and institutional investors.

Our research teams can work with our direct infrastructure and direct real estate investment groups to deliver substantial relative returns across regional real estate, global real estate, infrastructure and active commodities asset classes.

Investment approach

We employ a large, international portfolio management and analyst team which allows for detailed stock coverage of the investment universe. While each investment approach is specific to the different asset classes, each is based on active stock selection that stresses fundamental research and analysis. We have the added advantage of leveraging the global resources of the Alternatives platform's direct real estate and infrastructure investment capabilities. The portfolio management teams can evaluate these inputs, as well as the market dynamics and fundamentals from an integrated Research & Strategy team.

Real estate securities

 

The global real estate team manages various investment strategies on behalf of both separate account and fund clients, including:

  • Global
  • International (ex-US)
  • Regional, including US, Asia, Australia and Europe

Portfolio construction is driven by bottom-up stock underwriting combined with unique global bucket segmentation.

Infrastructure securities

 

The infrastructure team's pure-play, asset-based approach best replicates investment characteristics of private infrastructure, and offers strategies for both institutional and retail investors. The investment process combines thought-leading discounted cash flow analysis with rigorous qualitative assessments allowing full vetting of companies, sectors, regions, and capital markets.

Commodities

 

The commodities investment team takes an active investment approach to managing the asset class, utilizing a fundamental, research-driven process that takes into account multiple return drivers.

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

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 June 30, 2018

2. eVestment (as of Sep 30, 2017)

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