In-depth

expertise

in traditional and alternatives businesses

10

year average tenure of investment professionals

900

investment professionals worldwide [1]

Present across

17

countries

1

global platform

DWS is recognised globally for providing integrated investment solutions across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. With a unique perspective on the markets and a disciplined approach to risk management, we are synonymous with quality, innovation, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.

The investor’s rationale: alpha & beta vehicles for every market trend

  • In-depth expertise in traditional and alternatives businesses
  • Cross-asset interaction enables multi asset products and solutions

 

Global intelligence

 

Physical presence in each of the world’s major financial centers provides ongoing, on-the-ground views with a distinct European perspective that few asset managers can match. This allows us to recognize nascent trends, identify opportunities and anticipate risks in all regions. The insight and expertise of more than 950 investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

Scale

 

With EUR 700 bn of assets under management (as of Dec 31, 2017), DWS is No.1 in Germany[2], a top-5 asset manager in Europe[3], and top-20 globally.[3] Our global footprint encompasses 21 cities and 17 countries, with approximately 3,800 employees globally.

Experience

 

Our roots in the U.S. date back nearly a century; our unrivalled leadership in Germany spans more than 60 years; and our presence in Europe and Asia has been well established for decades. Stable and experienced investment teams contribute to disciplined and repeatable investment processes. The tenure of our investment professionals averages 10 years and 14 years for senior portfolio managers.

Performance

 

We are proud to hold a long-term track record of strong investment performance: 74% of our assets under management outperform their 3-year benchmarks, and 170 funds had earned 4- and 5-star ratings from Morningstar (as of Dec 31, 2017). DWS is one of two players with top 20 positions across active mutual funds, passive strategies and real assets globally.[4]

Beyond our proven expertise in traditional equity and fixed-income, we are committed to expanding our capabilities to create new solutions positioned for the future – particularly in the areas of alternatives, passive strategies, and next-generation active and solutions/multi asset capabilities.

EUR 700bn Assets under Management

Note: AuM breakdown as at Dec 31, 2017

Active

Our investment professionals apply deep market expertise and global intelligence to create both core and custom solutions.

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Alternatives

Managing alternative investments through multiple market cycles guides all decision-making.

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Passive

Our platform specializes in targeted, innovative solutions with unique access to specific markets, asset classes and strategies.

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1. As of Dec 31, 2017

2. BVI Statistics mutual funds (Nov 30, 2017),

3. Broadridge (Nov 30, 2017)

4. Broadridge, ETFGI and Towers Watson as of Dec 31, 2017.

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