Market update April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Deep recession, but no depression

The economic slowdown in the first half of 2020 will be unprecedented. In our core scenario, we expect a rebound in the second half.

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Governments and central banks, helping largely

The stimulus measures being passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented. However, a recession seems inevitable. Who will ultimately have to bear the costs?

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Responses to the pandemic

Covid-19 uncertainty cuts both ways. We remain cautiously optimistic that catastrophic outcomes can be avoided, partly due to swift fiscal and monetary-policy responses.

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"Our globalized world is facing challenging times."

Client communication from the DWS Executive Board

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"Climate protection will be an investment theme for decades to come"New Page

Turning climate change into an investment opportunity: that’s fund manager Tim Bachmann’s goal with the DWS Invest ESG Climate Tech fund. His strategy rests on businesses and politicians coming together to effect change.

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Latest Articles

Apr 03, 2020 Equities

Evaporating earnings?

Corporate-earnings estimates for 2020 are likely to be revised downwards substantially in the coming weeks. How hard could the S&P 500 be hit?

Apr 03, 2020 Equities

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Compelling equity valuations on last year’s earnings

Apr 02, 2020 Macro

Coronavirus: Deep recession, but no depression

The economic slowdown in the first half of 2020 will be unprecedented. In our core scenario, we expect a rebound in the second half.

Apr 02, 2020 Macro

Investment Traffic Lights

In March the longest U.S. bull market finally ended. And was almost forgotten as the coronavirus pandemic, trillions in monetary and fiscal stimulus, and curfews took over.

Mar 27, 2020 Macro

Governments and central banks, helping largely

The stimulus measures being passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented. However, a recession seems inevitable. Who will ultimately have to bear the costs?

DWS Research Institute

Feb 10, 2020 Multi Asset

DWS Long View

In our updated DWS Long View we outline why we believe that expected returns will be lower over the next ten years than they were in the past.

Apr 29, 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.

Jan 31, 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.

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ESG

Mar 13, 2020 ESG

ESG investing - getting under the hood

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing has gathered significant momentum over recent years. This momentum has occurred as investors aim to include material extra-financial information into their investment process with the aim of improving the return characteristics of a portfolio.

Feb 06, 2020 ESG

How European insurance regulators are responding to climate risk

Efforts to measure, stress test and manage climate risks among insurers are accelerating

Nov 18, 2019 ESG

Integrating climate transition risk into investment portfolios

Climate change is a significant risk for investors, from the financial losses incurred from extreme weather events, the asset re-pricing in the transition to a low carbon economy to the use of law courts as a new instrument to enforce and accelerate climate change action.

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Apr 03, 2020 Equities

Evaporating earnings?

Corporate-earnings estimates for 2020 are likely to be revised downwards substantially in the coming weeks. How hard could the S&P 500 be hit?

Apr 03, 2020 Equities

Americas CIO View

Compelling equity valuations on last year’s earnings

Apr 02, 2020 Macro

Coronavirus: Deep recession, but no depression

The economic slowdown in the first half of 2020 will be unprecedented. In our core scenario, we expect a rebound in the second half.

Apr 02, 2020 Macro

Investment Traffic Lights

In March the longest U.S. bull market finally ended. And was almost forgotten as the coronavirus pandemic, trillions in monetary and fiscal stimulus, and curfews took over.

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Media Releases

Mar 20, 2020

DWS publishes 2019 Annual Report

Jan 30, 2020

DWS Q4: Strong 2019 Builds Basis for Future Success

Net inflows increased again, resulting in a total of EUR 26.1bn net new assets in FY 2019, EUR 13.2bn in Q4

Jan 08, 2020

DWS Invests in Artificial Intelligence via Stake in Arabesque AI

DWS Group (DWS) has acquired a minority stake of 24.9 percent in Arabesque AI Ltd.

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