Who we are

Meet DWS Australia

" In Australia, DWS offers investors our unique global insight and strong investment track record on a set of focused investment solutions across Active, Passive and Alternatives strategies, as well as on the ground APAC/Australian REIT and Australian direct real estate teams.

Chris Robinson , Head of Real Estate Securities, Asia Pacific, DWS


Australian managed assets and Australian institutional investors' serviced assets [1]

Working with Australian investors for over 20 years

Who is DWS?

Our Global Footprint

With more than AUD $1.2 trillion[1][€767 billion] in assets under management and ~3,600 employees worldwide, DWS is a truly global asset manager. Our size and reach are fundamental to our capabilities and strength across the Active, Passive and Alternatives investment spaces.

We have developed our expertise across all asset classes to become one of the most recognised names in asset management.

quality_factor.svg 60 year investment heritage
Tailor-made-solution.svg Active business founded 1956 in Germany
Public-Utilities.svg 45+ years in Alternatives
Technology.png 20+ years in Passive
esg.png 20+ years of Responsible Investing

On the ground Australia presence

Over 20  year presence in Australia.

Our Australian footprint comprises a local presence in both Sydney and Melbourne including client servicing, portfolio management, and local investment teams.

As Australia’s headquarters, Sydney houses DWS’s investment team managing our Australian REIT & APAC Real Estate securities portfolios. A part of the global Liquid Real Assets platform, the team manages various investment strategies on behalf of both separate accounts and fund clients globally.

In addition, our Sydney based domestic direct real estate team comprising transactions and asset management, is part of DWS’s long tenured global direct real estate business. Australia is one of five strategically located offices in the Asia Pacific region, signifying the importance we place on local knowledge informing transaction decisions.

For Australian institutional investors wanting to access a global platform of products, our local client servicing and sales team based in Melbourne and Sydney, is part of a single global distribution network comprising 400 sales professionals globally. We pride ourselves in selecting investment strategies according to the demand and needs of Australian investors.

1. Source: DWS, As at 30 June 2020. FX: EUR-AUD of 1.64

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