Our equity franchise includes experienced local and global teams with deep subject matter expertise. We draw upon the best of DWS worldwide to partner with clients to create custom solutions that seek to help deliver attractive returns while managing risk. Enhancements to our investment platform allows us to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria as a part of the investment decision making process.

Our investment professionals are located on the ground globally, allowing us to uncover the most compelling opportunities across markets. Each independent investment team has unique expertise, while sharing a deep commitment to research-driven investing. From defined risk budgets or portfolio constraints, to desired income, tax efficiency criteria and sustainable investment mandates, DWS is positioned to design and execute custom strategies and solutions. 

DWS is proud to be managing assets for some of the world’s leading institutions. We have gained clients’ trust because we understand their needs and meet them with highly customized solutions. We have been managing institutional portfolios for decades, and we bring our accumulated experience to bear on each relationship.

We believe

  • maintaining a steady approach through all markets, rather than focusing on short-term returns, is essential to pursuing attractive long-term performance.
  • rigorous quantitative methods and an objective, risk-managed investment process can consistently add value in stock selection.
  • in comprehensive research, and the importance of experienced portfolio managers and analysts to leverage expertise.
  • that emerging markets are not are not homogenous; each country is at very different stages of economic growth and maturity with very different characteristics. We also believe currency to be a big driver of returns in emerging markets.
Past performance is not indicative of future returns. There is no assurrance that investment objectives can be achieved.
  • Our investment approach is grounded in a set of core beliefs about the markets and how to add value while managing risk.
  • We are a team of fundamental active equity managers that employ different approaches across equity strategies that span investment styles, countries, and market caps.
  • We aim to achieve consistent above-average, risk-adjusted returns relative to applicable benchmarks over a full market cycle. To do that, we leverage deep, experienced management teams, proprietary quantitative tools and disciplined risk controls and parameters.
Past performance is not indicative of future returns. There is no assurrance that investment objectives can be achieved.

Core/systematic strategies

Our core/systematic strategies are based on conceptually sound and empirically validated rules- and model-based investment strategies. Starting with a library of proven alpha factors, we set risk budgets and use quantitative portfolio construction tools to deliver alpha without persistent risk factor tilts (e.g. persistent beta, size or style) vs. the benchmark.

CROCI® value-based strategies

Our CROCI strategies select stocks of companies that are believed to offer attractive “economic value.” Economic value is calculated based on the proprietary CROCI Economic Price Earnings Ratio (CROCI Economic P/E Ratio). For more than 20 years, our CROCI team has provided rigorous valuation metrics across regions, sectors and individual securities.

Discretionary strategies for growth

Our discretionary strategies operate within a disciplined analytical framework that has many qualitative and quantitative considerations. Portfolio manager experience and judgment helps to evaluate risks amid dynamic situations and form conviction. Industry and company expertise is pivotal in growth stock investing. Our team seeks great companies with strong economic profit growth potential, assessing intangible assets and often forecasting well into the future.

Strong emerging markets & international platform

Our emerging markets team is headquartered out of Asia which comprises 70% of EM. Using a unique top-down country selection approach, balanced with bottom-up stock selection, we aim to build a portfolio that delivers consistent, strong risk-adjusted returns. We also offer clients international equity solutions, drawing upon our deep investment expertise based out of Frankfurt.

ESG leadership

DWS is a pioneer in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process. For more than 20 years, DWS has been committed to responsible investing, developing innovative solutions to help investors align their portfolios with their values.

Past performance is not indicative of future returns. There is no assurrance that investment objectives can be achieved.

Perspective library

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