Xtrackers breaks through EUR 100 billion in assets

DWS Xtrackers exchange-traded products (ETPs) have broken through the EUR 100 billion mark in assets under management (AUM), as investors continue to be attracted to the Europe and Asia-listed UCITS exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded commodities (ETCs), and to the US-listed 40-Act ETFs.

As of the end of Q3, 2019, Xtrackers ETPs had EUR 104.9 billion in assets globally (Source: DWS, as at 30 September, 2019). DWS Xtrackers is the second largest ETF manufacturer and promoter in Europe, and the first Europe headquartered ETF business to achieve EUR 100 billion in assets under management (Source: DWS: 24 October, 2019).

“Since launching our first ETFs in 2007 we have been committed to offering quality tracking products to investors across the globe. That focus on the investor will always be our driver,” said Manooj Mistry, DWS’s Global Head of Index Investing.

Xtrackers ETFs are listed on eleven exchanges globally, with over 170 Xtrackers available covering a wide range of asset classes and investment exposures.

Simon Klein, Head of Passive Sales, Europe & Asia-Pacific, commented: “DWS Xtrackers has met this important milestone at a time when we continue to evolve to meet the aspirations of our clients. Many large investors today, for example, have a focus on stewardship, which is now an integral part of our investment process.”

For further information please contact:

John Ferry
Phone: +44 (0) 7989726985
E-Mail: john.ferry@dws.com


DWS Group
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 752bn of assets under management (as of 30 September 2019). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognised by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.


Key risks
Investors should note that investments made are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors should be prepared and able to sustain losses of the capital invested up to a total loss.

Shares/Units in ETPs which are purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the relevant fund. Investors must purchase and redeem such shares/units on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a market maker or a stock broker) and may incur fees for doing so (as further described in the applicable prospectus). In addition, investors may pay more than the current net asset value of a share/unit in an ETP when buying shares/units on the secondary market, and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling such shares/units on the secondary market.

Investments in funds involve numerous risks including, among others, general market risks, credit risks, foreign exchange risks, interest rate risks and liquidity risks. The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.


Important Notice
This press release has been issued in the UK and approved by DWS Investments UK Limited. DWS Investments UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Any reference to “DWS”, “Deutsche Asset Management” or “Deutsche AM” shall, unless otherwise required by the context, be understood as a reference to DWS Investments UK Limited including any of its parent companies, any of its or its parents affiliates or subsidiaries and, as the case may be, any investment companies promoted or managed by any of those entities.

Without limitation, this document does not constitute an offer, an invitation to offer or a recommendation to enter into any transaction. When making an investment decision, you should rely solely on the latest version of the prospectus, the audited annual and, if more recent, un-audited semi-annual reports and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), all of which are available in English upon request or on www.Xtrackers.com. In the case of any inconsistency with the prospectus, the latest version of the prospectus shall prevail.

© DWS Investments UK Limited 2019.

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