of Assets under Management in passive investments [1]



ETF/ETP provider in Europe [2]

65 Funds with

4 & 5

Morningstar stars [3]

" DWS provides the full spectrum of passive investment solutions for our clients.

Stefan Kreuzkamp Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Co-Head, Investment Group

At a glance

The Passive Asset Management business forms a key pillar of DWS’s overall client offering. With more than 20 years of experience as a leading provider of the full spectrum of passive investment capabilities, Passive Asset Management has over EUR 136 bn[4] of assets under management for our clients in passive portfolios. 

Xtrackers, the ETF platform of DWS, is the world’s biggest European domiciled ETF provider[5]. With a track record of more than 10 years since inception, Xtrackers has become one of the most recognised ETF brands globally. Its central tenet is to provide a broad range of efficient, high quality index trackers to all investors.

The Xmandates team has provided institutional clients with individual passive solutions since 1999. The team offers strong customisation capabilities such as the replication of individual indices or the implementation of custom ESG overlays.

In Asia, DWS is the largest ETF provider[6] in terms of product offering, with an “ETF supermarket” spanning asset classes from unique equity markets such as Vietnam and Philippines, to specific fixed income themes such as Singapore Government Bonds. DWS is the first ETF provider to launch Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) ETFs outside of Hong Kong with the largest asset under management in such products in both US and Europe, bringing global investors direct access to China equity and fixed-income markets.

Key advantages

  • One of the most established providers of physical index replication
  • A strong partner for institutional clients, offering indvidual pasive mandate solutions since 1999
  • Our passive team includes 60 investment professionals globally
  • Almost 20 years of experience as a leading provider of passive solutions

EUR 145bn Assets under Management

Our strengths

Xtrackers Core ETFs

In 2014, Xtrackers established a range of low-cost Xtrackers Core ETFs with annual All-in Fees starting as low as 0.07% p.a. Core ETFs from Xtrackers are based on the following premises:

  • Major equity or fixed income benchmark
  • Physical replication (DR)
  • Cost efficient

Our Core ETFs are meant to be core building blocks for most investor portfolios.

Xtrackers Originals

In 2018, Xtrackers established a unique Originals ETF range. Theses ETFs have a

long track record and never changed their identity. Originals ETFs from Xtrackers are based on the following premises:

  • Major Equity benchmark
  • Outstanding performance and tracking efficiency
  • Swap based

Xtrackers Originals ETFs are meant for investors whose focus is on outstanding after cost performance with a very low and stable tracking error.

Private Equity


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


Active Investments

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

1. As of September 30, 2019

2. ETFGI Global ETF and ETP industry insights. March 2019 by AuM

3. Morningstar, June 30, 2019; Copyright © 2019 Morningstar Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (a) is proprietary to Morningstar; (b) may not be copied or distributed; and (c) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

4. As of June 30, 2019

5. ETFGI (as of March 2019)

6. ETFGI (as of June 30, 2018)

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