in traditional and alternatives businesses

10 year

average tenure of investment professionals

More than


research and investment professionals worldwide [1]

Present across


countries [1]


global platform

DWS is recognised globally for providing integrated investment solutions across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. With a unique perspective on the markets and a disciplined approach to risk management, we are synonymous with quality, innovation, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.

The investor’s rationale: alpha & beta vehicles for every market trend

  • In-depth expertise in traditional and alternatives businesses
  • Cross-asset interaction enables multi asset products and solutions


Global intelligence

Physical presence in each of the world’s major financial centers provides ongoing, on-the-ground views with a distinct European perspective that few asset managers can match. This allows us to recognize nascent trends, identify opportunities and anticipate risks in all regions. The insight and expertise of more than 900 investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.


With EUR 941bn of assets under management (as of 31 March 2024), DWS is No. 1 in Germany[2], a top-5 LT Retail asset manager in Europe[3]. Our global footprint encompasses 23 countries, with approximately 4,600 employees globally with an average tenure of 10 years.


Our roots in the U.S. date back nearly a century; our unrivalled leadership in Germany spans more than 60 years; and our presence in Europe and Asia has been well established for decades. Stable and experienced investment teams contribute to disciplined and repeatable investment processes. The tenure of our investment professionals averages 10 years and 14 years for senior portfolio managers.

EUR 941bn Assets under Management by asset class

Active Investments

A large part of the assets entrusted to us is managed actively with the clear objective of creating added value.

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Alternatives Investments

Managing alternative investments through multiple market cycles guides all decision-making.

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Passive Investments

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1. Source: DWS International GmbH. As of January 24

2. BVI, January 2024 fund AuM

3. Broadridge data, by MF assets in March 2024

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