Equities

Global team of more than

100

research and investment professionals

Research universe: more than

800

issuers

21 funds with

4 & 5

Morningstar stars[1]

Outperformance ratio of

81%

over the last 5 years (asset weighted)

At a glance

As one of the world’s leading asset managers, DWS offers private investors a broad range of actively managed equity mutual fund products. We constantly strive to develop innovative solutions while our truly global team of research and investment professionals is dedicated to delivering superior risk-adjusted performance to our clients. As a global asset manager, we maintain offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Main hubs are Frankfurt, New York and Singapore. We bring together a breadth of talent and resources in a structured global framework, capturing the best investment thinking, local research and investment insights from around the world.
We augment macro and technical analysis with a deep understanding of the interplay of factors - geopolitical developments, regulatory issues, monetary policies and currency outlooks.

Our beliefs

Active Portfolio Management
  • Capital market inefficiencies offer opportunities for alpha
Proprietary fundamental research
  • Proprietary research capabilities form the foundation for an information advantage
  • A truly global and interactive network of investment professionals can leverage information more effectively
  • Efficient integration and centralized access to all in-house research (e.g., micro, macro, and ESG) facilitates the creation of alpha ideas
Consistent investment process
  • A uniform framework and clear accountability at each step of the process ensure quality decision making for all clients
  • Continuous quality management protects and promotes further development of high-quality investment standards.
Our mission
  • We want to be a leading active investor, who delivers alpha to our clients by leveraging our investment talent  using our quantitative and fundamental approach, to capitalize on market inefficiencies in a responsible manner.

Our primary mission is to be the partner of choice for our clients and to help them fulfil their financial objectives by following and implementing their investment beliefs as well as their stewardship responsibilities. Within DWS we manage multiple strategies for our clients to meet their varied investment objectives. Our aim is to ensure that, to the best extent possible, these strategies are managed according to a common mission and philosophy. Our goal is to deliver strategies to our clients that preserve and enhance risk adjusted returns.

Investment philosophy

At the core of our active investment philosophy and investment process lies our belief that capital markets are not entirely efficient: not all publicly available information is correctly considered by the market all the time.

Market valuations at a given point in time merely reflect the balance of the market participants’ expectations – but not necessarily all relevant information that is actually available. With our own comprehensive research, we identify the most important factors for market prices and spot inefficiencies in the market. These factors comprise financial as well as non-financial aspects (e.g. ESG factors, carbon footprint and reputational risks/exclusions).

On this basis, we uncover investment opportunities which we profitably exploit for our funds. We ensure this through disciplined, clear and yet flexible investment and decision-making processes. This process is centered on the timely recognition of investment themes and trends and the resulting selection of securities with above average share price potential. Our team structure, and the fact that each fund is managed by one portfolio manager, ensures clear accountability for research as well as on the portfolio construction. The results are constantly reviewed by our integrated portfolio monitoring and risk management process.

ESG

In our view, the integration of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors as well as dedicated active ownership activities are crucial to fulfil our fiduciary duty.

DWS continues to integrate these factors into its investment decision making. We believe ESG analysis can assist portfolio managers in identifying companies that are leaders in their industries; that are better managed and more forward-thinking; and are better placed at anticipating opportunities and mitigating risk with regard to environmental, social and governance factors.

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Systematic & Quantitative

Sophisticated product structuring capabilities and proprietary methodologies enable us to see and respond to challenges in new ways.

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Multi Asset & Solutions

The Multi Asset team translates the CIO platform signals into active positions following the global CIO Multi Asset Investment process. Cores strengths include an unconstrained total return strategy, a fixed-maturity multi-asset income and tailored/bespoke mandates.

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Fixed Income

In addition to core fixed income, DWS capabilities encompass investment-grade and high-yield corporate credit and specialty fixed income.

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Hold your nerve

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1. Morningstar (as of May 31, 2018)

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