Passive Investments



of Assets under Management in passive Investments


global ETF provider based in Europe


Years of index replication experience

At a glance

As a global investment manager based in Europe, we have more than 20 years’ experience in index replication, provide the full spectrum of passive investment capabilities, and have over AUD 250bn of assets under management for clients in passively managed products and services as of December 31, 2019.

We offer Australian institutions the opportunity to access our Xtrackers platform, the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC) platform of DWS, and one of the most recognised ETF brands globally; and Xmandates, the passive mandate platform of DWS, providing institutional clients with efficient and bespoke passive solutions since 1999.

Xtrackers ETFs & ETCs

globalization.svg Listed on over 10 exchanges globally
aum_in_euro.svg Over AUD $180 [1]billion [€111 Bn] in assets under management
Composition.svg More than 300 Xtrackers ETFs and ETCs available

With a track record of more than 12 years since our first ETF launched, Xtrackers is the world’s largest Exchange Traded Product (ETP) offering available from a European provider, and one of the largest providers of ETFs by AUM.  Xtrackers' central tenet is to provide a broad range of innovative, high-quality, cost-effective index trackers to global investors. There are over 300 Xtrackers ETFs and ETCs available covering a wide range of asset classes across global, regional, single country, sector, and thematic investment exposures.


aum_in_euro.svg AUD $70 billion [1] [€44 Bn] of client assets invested in passive segregated mandates
quality_factor.svg More than 20 years’ experience replicating a broad range of equity, fixed income, and hybrid benchmarks for institutional clients

Ranging from traditional market capitalisation weighted indices to strategic beta and ESG indices, we offer strong customisation capabilities such as the replication of individual indices, individual exclusion lists, currency hedges and tailored ESG overlays.

Our point of difference

As a partner of choice to our clients embarking on their ESG integration journeys, DWS’s ESG Engine allows for customisation of Passively-implemented portfolios where ESG criteria can be evolved over time.

Clients benefit from our stewardship practices, which have been pivotal to improving the quality of beta while generating positive environmental, social and governance bespoke strategies and the option of further support by the DWS ESG Engine.

As a proprietary software system, DWS’s ESG Engine has become the centrepiece of our commitment to integrating ESG into our investment process.

Learn more:

StewardshipESG Engine

Other Capabilities

1. Source: DWS, As at 31 December 2019 FX: EUR-AUD of 1.64

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