in traditional and alternatives businesses

10 year

average tenure of investment professionals

More than


research and investment professionals worldwide [1]

Present across




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 880bn of assets under management (as of September 30, 2021), DWS is No. 1 in Germany[2], a top-6 retail asset manager in Europe[3]. Our global footprint encompasses 23 countries, with approximately 3,500 employees globally.


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.


We are proud to hold a long-term track record of strong investment performance: 74% of our assets under management outperform their 3-year benchmarks, and 198 funds had earned 4- and 5-star ratings from Morningstar[4] (as of March 2021). DWS is one of two players with top 20 positions across active mutual funds, passive strategies and real assets globally.[5]

Beyond our proven expertise in traditional equity and fixed-income, we are committed to expanding our capabilities to create new solutions positioned for the future – particularly in the areas of alternatives, passive strategies, and next-generation active and solutions/multi asset capabilities.

EUR 880bn Assets under Management

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. As of December 31, 2019

2. BVI May 2021, by AuM

3. Broadridge data, by MF assets in June 2021.

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5. Broadridge, ETFGI and Towers Watson as of Dec 31, 2017

CIO View

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