For more than 40 years, we have partnered with institutional clients worldwide, including public and private pension funds, national and supranational entities, corporations, charities and foundations to help them achieve their financial objectives. As a fiduciary, we always act in our clients' best interests. The platform is distinguished by its unique global credit control process for active management of credit, counterparty and market risks.

Our management approach is characterized by a transparent investment process with a keen focus on capital preservation. Our strategies are offered in a variety of vehicles and multiple currencies.

Distinguished features

Strategies across the short-term spectrum

 

Actively managed tiers

Depending on your cash management needs, investors may want to consider customized solutions to help meet their financial obligations. Our process is designed to provide capital preservation, competitive yields with transparency. With maturities from one day to 24 months, we specialize in strategies targeted in three areas of actively managed tiers across the liquidity spectrum.

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Investment horizon

Investor profile
 

Operational

Overnight – up to 90 days

Highly liquid, day-to-day spending needs
 

Core

One year or less

Less liquidity, undefined spending needs
 

Strategic

Up to 2 years

Decreased liquidity, longer-term spending needs

Thorough issuer analysis

We partner with clients in the design of their strategic investment program which allows us to tailor strategies and services that focuses on risk, return and liquidity. The cornerstone of our investment process is global research. Our team of specialists is dedicated specifically to liquidity management, and have successfully managed liquidity portfolios through various market cycles.
 

Independent research


 
  • Insights are shared across the firm’s global proprietary system.
  • Analysis of investments go beyond a company's financial success. Its Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) performance is assessed by evaluating multiple ESG factors that align with the company's and shareholder values.
 

Credit control


 
  • A global credit control function defines available issuance, ultimately defining a universe of eligible securities.
  • The platform is distinguished by its unique global credit control process for active management of credit, counterparty and market risks.
There is increasing evidence that incorporating ESG in the investment decision could improve performance and reduce risk across a variety of investment strategies over the long term. We evaluate all issuers through an ESG lens.

Proprietary software analyzes ESG quality, based on eight independent data providers. The ESG engine integrates data from multiple external ESG providers and allows for automated and bespoke screening for issues clients may consider controversial.

Our investment process emphasizes macroeconomic analysis, credit research and risk management. The ESG engine helps to deepen the inclusion of ESG criteria into our investment processes and deliver customized ESG solutions.

Global liquidity management team

Our investment professionals are located in major financial centers across the globe and are dedicated to managing liquidity and fixed income portfolios.
 


Why DWS for liquidity management strategies

  • More than 40 years of  investing globally with multinational corporations sovereign wealth funds, non-bank financials, insurers and financial institutions
  • Deep financial intermediary relationships including broker dealers, trust departments, banks, fund portals and exchanges
  • Offshore leadership with scale in U.S. dollar, euro and pound sterling
  • Dedicated investment professionals located in Asia, Frankfurt, London, New York managing liquidity and fixed income portfolios.

Product offerings

We provide an extensive range of short-term investment strategies and innovative global liquidity solutions for offshore and onshore clients. Our funds offer daily liquidity, with principal preservation as their primary objective. Learn more about money market funds >

ESG Prime

Prime

Government

ESG Prime   Seeks the preservation of capital while delivering the values of ESG
Investment strategy   Primarily used for operational cash with daily liquidity of T+0. We invest in high quality short-term money market instruments.
Ratings/currencies   AAA; U.S. dollar
Net Asset Value   Variable
     
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Prime   Seeks the preservation of capital while providing a high level of current income.
Investment strategy   Primarily used for operational cash with daily liquidity of T+0. We invest in high quality short-term money market instruments.
Ratings/currencies   AAA; U.S. dollar, euro and sterling
Net Asset Value   Variable
     
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Government   Seeks the preservation of capital
Investment approach
  Primarily used for operational cash with daily liquidity of T+0. We invest in government paper & government backed repurchase agreements.
Ratings/currencies
  AAA; U.S. dollar
Net Asset Value
  Stable
     
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Tax exempt

Separately managed

Securities lending

Tax exempt   Seeks the preservation of capital. The portfolio seeks to provide maximum current income that is exempt from federal income taxes to the extent consistent with stability of capital.
Investment approach   Primarily used for operational cash with daily liquidity of T+0. We invest in tax-exempt commercial paper and high-quality municipal notes and bonds.
Ratings/currencies   AAA; U.S. dollar
     
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We tailor portfolios to clients’ specifications with a broad range of liquidity and short-duration income strategies, from overnight to 2 years.

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Aims to provide superior cash investment solutions for participants in the securities lending industry. Solutions are tailored to cash collateral for core cash and daily liquidity needs.

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