Lessons from the U.S. repo-market turmoil

The abrupt repo-rate increase shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Fed. While short-term factors played a role, long-term bugs need to be addressed.

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Japan: tax hike unlikely to harm economy

After a long struggle, Japan is raising its consumption tax on October 1. Although this will weigh on the economy, we do not believe that it should cause a drastic slump as in 2014.

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Central banks do what they can

The Fed has followed the ECB in cutting interest rates. How much the new monetary stimulus will help stabilize the world economy remains open.

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Why rising sea levels pose a severe risk to investors

Global warming makes sea levels rise. Flooding increasingly impacts coastal countries, but also companies. It is high time to take action.

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Don't underestimate the threats to global oil supply

A drone attack took out half of Saudi oil supply. Much of this looks set to be restored swiftly. The attack nevertheless highlights geopolitical threats to the world economy.

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15. Okt 2019 Sustainability

Why rising sea levels pose a severe risk to investors

Global warming makes sea levels rise. Flooding increasingly impacts coastal countries, but also companies and, therefore, investors. It is high time to take action.

14. Okt 2019 Equities

Could the stock market start to slide? How the oil price affects equity markets

The attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities in mid-September catapulted the oil price upwards for a time. Equity investors were also alarmed. Were they right?

11. Okt 2019 Europe

How much worse can things get in Germany?

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11. Okt 2019 Bonds

Green bonds – in search of truly green debt issues

Investors are increasingly allocating to bonds that finance environmentally friendly projects. But this rapidly growing sector has its own black sheep.

09. Okt 2019 ESG

Responsible investing - The world tour

How the U.S. is playing a leading role, why ESG is particularly relevant for Emerging Markets, and Europe’s ambitions to be a global rule setter

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25. Apr 2019 Real Estate

European real estate outlook still positive despite increasing risk

Despite an economic slowdown, the European real estate market should remain attractive to investors.

20. Mrz 2019 Equities

Stock-market impetus from the Fed

The possibility of a Federal Reserve U-turn on monetary policy helped the US stock market post a strong start to the year.

06. Mrz 2019 Equities

Sustainable investment funds: clear conscience and returns

Increasing numbers of investors are backing ESG funds which select investments according to ethical and ecological criteria.

17. Sep 2019 Real estate

Permanent green traffic lights for sustainable properties

The future of real estate is sustainable, as also reflected in the design work of the architect Vincent Callebaut. Investors already stand to benefit from this trend today.

11. Okt 2019 Europe

How much worse can things get in Germany?

Chart of the week

19. Sep 2019 Central banks

Central banks do what they can

The Fed has followed the ECB in cutting interest rates. How much the new monetary stimulus will help stabilize the world economy remains open.

18. Jun 2019 Equities

Small stocks, big opportunities

Small caps are often relegated to the margins. Unjustly. For they can often more than hold their own with larger caps.

02. Sep 2019 Real estate

Global real estate in a single fund

Christian Baecker manages the open-ended real estate fund "grundbesitz global", which is currently invested in 16 countries. His motto is that to be successful, you sometimes need to swim against the tide.

13. Aug 2019 Sustainability

MSCI investigates: What are the real advantages of sustainable investing?

Everyone knows that sustainability benefits the environment. But does it also provide financial benefits? Current studies indicate yes.

27. Aug 2019 Equities

The longer you live, the more money you’ll need!

Live 1,000 years? That’s certainly possible, scientists say. But what does that mean? Among other things, that your savings have to last a lot longer.

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29. Apr 2019 Private Equity

Have your private equity cake and eat it

Up until now, investors in private equity had to choose between the superior alpha of direct buy-outs or a secondary market that offered more liquidity and less risk.

31. Jan 2019 Multi Asset

Multi-Asset Longview

A new DWS study examines the most important asset classes’ long-term return expectations. The "Multi-Asset Long View" offers long-term investors valuable insights for their portfolio composition.

18. Okt 2018 Equities

Don’t be fooled by low volatility

Just because realised volatility is low in many developed equity markets doesn’t mean things are calm below the surface. Extreme moves at the edges of the distribution of returns compared with the middle reached a record high this year.

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ESG

09. Okt 2019 ESG

Responsible investing - The world tour

How the U.S. is playing a leading role, why ESG is particularly relevant for Emerging Markets, and Europe’s ambitions to be a global rule setter

24. Jul 2019 ESG

German Corporates & Sustainability

German corporates are faced with significant risks and opportunities when it comes to sustainability and specifically climate change.

26. Apr 2019 ESG

The strategic benefits of microfinance funds

Creating returns while contributing to economic growth and the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing poverty and supporting female entrepreneurs, plus the potential to help improve resilience to physical climate impacts

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11. Okt 2019 Europe

How much worse can things get in Germany?

Chart of the week

08. Okt 2019

Lessons from the U.S. repo-market turmoil

The abrupt repo-rate increase shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Fed. While short-term factors played a role, long-term bugs need to be addressed.

04. Okt 2019 Europe

Vive la divergence!

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02. Okt 2019 Equities

Americas CIO View

Equity rally retreats as slowing growth and threats to profits intensify. Neither the United States nor China, or Trump or Xi, need a trade deal economically or politically.

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Media Releases

16. Okt 2019

DWS European Direct Lending Fund erreicht erstes Closing

DWS today announced the first close of its new closed-ended European Direct Lending fund.

10. Okt 2019

DWS and MyFunds Office agree on distribution partnership

DWS Group signs agreement with MyFunds Office to distribute its funds to French financial advisors

08. Okt 2019

DWS introduces ESG criteria to money market funds

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