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Passive asset management – at a glance

The Passive Asset Management business forms a key pillar of Deutsche AWM’s overall client offering. With a global footprint, expansive product offering, and with the group-wide expertise and financial strength of one of the world’s leading investment firms behind it, Deutsche AWM’s Passive Asset Management division is a leading provider of beta, enhanced beta and strategic beta investment products and strategies.

By assets under management Deutsche AWM is the fourth largest passive asset manager in Europe, operates Europe’s second largest – and the world’s fifth largest – ETF business. As one of the few financial institutions outside of the United States to provide the full spectrum of passive offerings, Deutsche AWM will continue to play a key role as a provider of passive solutions.

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    EUR 128.5 bn of assets in passive strategies1
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    ETF provider 2nd largest in Europe by AUM1
128.5 bn
Warrants & Certificates
  • Origination, issuance and distribution of structured trading & investment products (certificates, warrants, notes)
  • Self-directed investors (flow): Average number of trades per day more than 20,191 and average ticket size of EUR 10,000 (in 2014)1.
  • Quote requests around 240,000 per day (Germany only)1.
  • 160,788 outstanding & listed products1.
More about warrants & certificates
151,389 outstanding & listed products in Germany only1

Leading market positions in core markets in certificates & warrants business:

Germany (#1) 2

Turkey (#1) 3

Sources: 1Deutsche Bank, 2DDV, 3ISE
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)
  • Origination, issuance and distribution of exchange traded funds issued in Luxembourg, Ireland and US (NYSE)
  • Launch in 2007 with 8 equity ETFs and as of end March 2014 is ranked #2 in Europe and #5 globally by assets AUM1
  • Europes second largest physical ETF provider (AUM)1
  • #1 in Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong in terms of product offering1
  • First provider of physical and synthetic replicated ETFs on the same index
  • Over 690 listings in Europe, & Asia
More about exchange traded funds (ETF)
228 funds across asset classes with overEUR 53.3 bn

assets under management1

142 equities

developed and emerging markets, short indices

76 Fixed Income

bonds, credit (long / short), money market

3 Commodities 4 multi asset 3 Hedge Funds
1 Source: Deutsche Bank – Markets Research as of June 30, 2015
Exchange Traded Commodities (ETC)
  • Origination, issuance and distribution of exchange traded commodities
  • Comprehensive product platform launched in March 2010 with 9 ETCs
  • Secured – Full collateralization with physical gold (or equivalent precious metal)
  • Liquidity – ETC are traded intra-day on major European stock exchanges, with Deutsche Bank providing intra-day market making and therefore a high level of liquidity
More about exchange traded commodities (ETC)
30 products launched and 52 European listings with EUR 2.23 bn

assets under management1






Industrial metals

1 Source: Deutsche Bank – Markets Research as of June 30, 2015
Systematic Funds
  • Origination, issuance and distribution of beta and beta+ funds investing across the range of asset classes using proprietary DB systematic investment strategies
  • Systematic Funds also works with third party investment managers to launch UCITS funds and can provide bespoke funds tailored to a client’s individual specifications
  • Public distribution in Europe & Asia, institutional distribution globally (ex-US)
More about systematic funds
Launched in 2002 5 funds with 5 star 8 funds with 4 star

ratings from Morningstar1

Current AuM of EUR

8.5 bn


invested in over 80 funds domiciled in Luxembourg, Ireland and the Cayman Islands

1 1 © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Morningstar, Inc., shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from use of this rating. For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including, unless load-waived, the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in a category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.)
Institutional Mandates
  • Index tracking strategies within segregated accounts, index funds or special institutional funds
  • Beta, Beta Plus and Strategic Beta solutions
  • Physical replication of equity and fixed income strategies covering developed and emerging markets
  • Tailored passive portfolios for institutional clients

15 Yearsexperience of managing passive mandates

Assets under management of EUR 22 bn

High level of customisation

PhilosophyMatching returns of index or benchmark using the most appropriate methodology in the most efficient way possible

PeopleExperienced team with established track record of managing index portfolios on physical replication since 1999

ProcessClearly defined and transparent portfolio management process


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1 June 2015, note: percentages may not add up due to rounding differences