Passive Investments

Trust Xtrackers – the No. 1 ETF experts from Europe. THINK ETF. THINK X.

EUR 221bn

in global assets under management in ETFs [1]

No. 1

global ETF provider

Based in Europe [2]

67 Funds with

4 & 5

Morningstar ratings [3]

ETP Award for

best new ETF 2019

Xtrackers Artificial Intelligence and Big Data ETF [4]

Equities, bonds, commodities: more than

180 Xtrackers ETFs

to choose from

" The active representation of investor interests is an integral component of our investment processes, both in our active and passive businesses.

Simon Klein Global Head of Passive Sales, DWS

At a glance

Xtrackers ETFs by DWS is one of the world’s most established ETF providers. With a worldwide footprint and €197 billion in assets under management, Xtrackers is the largest Europe-based ETF provider and the fifth largest globally. Xtrackers has an index tracking record going back over 20 years and offers over 200 ETFs on various asset classes, including equity, fixed income, money market, currencies and commodities. With its growing number of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) products and in-house focus on sustainable investment analytics, Xtrackers is playing a key role in the development of socially responsible investing. Xtrackers ETFs are listed on a number of stock exchanges across Europe, Asia, and in the US, and are supported by a range of market makers.

A suitable product for every investment objective

Global investment strategy, regional focus or national markets? Equities, bonds or commodities? No matter whether you invest strategically, provide for your retirement through a savings plan or aim to anticipate short-term trends – each of our more than 180 Xtrackers ETFs mirrors the performance of a well-known index. This means that you don’t just invest in a simple, transparent and diversified way, but also with flexibility and at a favourable price.


All Xtrackers ETFs at a glance here

Focus topics

ESG – Good for the climate, good for investing.

Investors who opt for passive instruments such as ETFs and index funds no longer have to accept that investor interests and sustainability aspects are not taken into consideration. Sustainability-oriented Xtrackers ESG ETFs replicate equity and fixed income indices with a strong focus on environmental, social and governance aspects.

Diversified investing – the essentials.

Since 2014, Xtrackers and its Core ETFs have provided a key foundation for every investment portfolio. These funds have a flat fee starting from as low as 0.07%, are cost-effective and physically replicating, and are based on major equity and fixed income indices.

Trends that will shape our future. Already investable today.

Xtrackers Thematic ETFs replicate indices that were conceived in line with forward-looking criteria. Therefore, investors today can already buy shares in companies that are well positioned to benefit from future trends such as artificial intelligence, big data and autonomous driving.

Bonds – so much more than interest

Bond ETFs offer comfortable and transparent access to the global fixed income market. Investors can diversify their investments across various regions, bond segments and maturity dates. These funds can therefore be particularly suitable for a short-term investment or as a long-term component of a balanced portfolio.

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Our market know-how for you

As an ETF provider with global expertise, we supply our clients with regular commentaries and studies on current topics to open up new perspectives. Our DWS experts give you insights into their investment approaches, but we also support studies by independent providers that examine the market from other angles. Take a look at our current studies and analyses here.

Country analyses

Valuable foresight – understand political, economic and social developments through Xtrackers country analyses. Discover new potential in the Emerging markets, China, Switzerland or Vietnam.
May 27, 2021 ESG

Passive Investing 2021: Rise of the social pillar of ESG

The fourth edition of the DWS sponsored research by CREATE sheds light on how investors are approaching the 'S' pillar of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). 142 pension plans in 17 jurisdictions with collective assets under management of EUR 2.1 trillion have been surveyed.
Jul 20, 2020 Equities

Low volatility: How low-risk can outperform high-risk

Low-risk equity investments focus not only on downside risk reduction while offering participation in the growth potential of the equity market – historically, they have also outperformed higher-volatility peers and the broad market. We discuss this paradox and how to capture it via an alpha-enhanced optimised low-volatility approach.
Jun 22, 2020 ESG

Passive Investing 2020

The third edition of the DWS-sponsored CREATE passive investing report turns the spotlight on global warming. It surveys 131 pension plans in 20 jurisdictions .
May 18, 2020

Inside the Engine Room: Tracking the Trackers during the COVID-19 Crisis

After a tumultuous first quarter, Julien Boulliat, DWS’ Head of Index Investing Portfolio Management in Europe and Asia, discusses the subtleties of index tracking at the best of times, the added difficulties in these extreme times, and the way his team managed to navigate these choppy waters.
Apr 22, 2020

ETF trading in volatile times

The ongoing market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in record trading volumes against a backdrop of reduced liquidity in all asset classes. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have so far, and once again, proven their resilience and acted as instant market access tools, as well as providing price discovery and liquidity for investors during stressed market scenario.
Jan 31, 2020

A New Decade: Long for Longer?

While specific equity risks can be avoided, avoiding fixed income and broad market risk premia still leads to missing out on returns. Strategically, focusing on return drivers, value destruction during drawdowns and unnecessary return dilution may become instrumental to asset selection over the next decade of investing.

Alternatives Investments

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, 2021.

2. Sources: ETFGI as of May 2020; DWS International GmbH; as of June 2020.. Based on fund volumes.

3. Morningstar, as of September 30, 2021; Copyright © 2021 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein (1) is the intellectual property of Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) 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.

4. Past performance is no reliable indicator of future performance.

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