A key differentiator is our ability to develop innovative investment strategies that leverage our global scale and deep bench of expertise.
Our transparent portfolio management process seeks to consistently deliver benchmark returns. We also seek to optimize returns to offset costs and minimize tracking error.
Our ETF capital markets experts provide pre- and post-trade analysis and competitive primary and secondary market insights. Our buy and sell-side relationships facilitate efficient access to global strategies. Intelligent and timely thought leadership is core to all that we do.There is no assurrance that investment objectives can be achieved.
Anyone investing internationally is effectively making two investments - one in the foreign equity itself and the other in the exchange rate value of that investment. Potentially, international equity gains can be limited — or even become losses — by exchange rate risk.
The good news is that a currency hedging strategy may mitigate this risk. DWS´s currency-hedged solutions are designed to do just that.
International equity investments provide access to two different asset classes: equities and currencies. But unhedged currency comes with significant foreign exchange risk, which can adversely affect investment returns.
Source: Morningstar as of 12/31/19. Rolling difference in annualized 5-year volatility of monthly index returns. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
China is the world’s second-largest economy and boasts the second largest equity market, but foreign exposure to the Chinese market has been limited. As a leading ETF issue in the China A-share market1, DWS offers U.S. investors direct access to onshore Chinese equities through DWS China A-shares ETFs.2
Source: IMF as 3/31/20.
*Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
|Large and mid cap A-shares||
|A-shares included by MSCI||
|Small cap A-shares||
|All China equity share class||
1Morningstar, based on net flows as of 4/25/19
2Deutsche Bank, 10/15
By evaluating each stock carefully on an individual basis using all five factors, we assemble what we believe to be the strongest group of stocks that can work together to generate strong returns over the long run.
Imagine a two-stock portfolio example seeking low volatile, value stocks. If we were to choose the least volatile stock and the cheapest stock of the group, the combination might not be optimal – because historically, cheaper stocks are often more volatile, and low-volatility stocks are often more expensive.
In other words, the strengths of each stock are diluted by the weaknesses of the other. By considering all 5 factors within each stock, we seek to prevent this potential dilution effect when stocks are combined.
Expertise in high-yield, municipal bond and global/emerging market debt is available in a suite of cost-effective index strategies.
Innovative solutions to help investors align their portfolios with their values and priorities.
|Negative/ exclusion||Exclusion of certain sectors or companies based on specific ESG criteria.|
|Positive/ best-in-class||Investment in sectors, companies or projects selected for positive ESG criteria relative to industry peers.|
|Thematic investing||Targeted investments in companies that derive a specific minimum amount of revenues from environmentally beneficial products and services (i.e. child labor, corporate governance, water supply, climate risk mitigation).|