DWS Makes Strategic Investment in its Alternatives Distribution Platform to Expand the Reach of its Real Estate Expertise to the Retail Market | Ezine Daddy

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE). The investment is part of a longer-term initiative to give retail investors access to DWS’ broad alternatives platform. DWS expects new products to be announced over time. The initiative is driven by increased client demand in the retail banking market for alternative products that offer diversification, capital preservation and risk-adjusted performance.

DWS is building a dedicated team and adding external and internal sales expertise to support its growth strategy. The sales team is led by Brian Maute, industry veteran and Head of Alternatives Distribution, US Wholesale at DWS.

The growth initiative will initially focus on DWS America’s retail products from institutionally managed real estate strategies sponsored by DWS’ RREEF America. The new America-based sales team will work alongside DWS’ more than 500-strong global alternatives investment team with experience investing in real estate, infrastructure, private equity and sustainable investing. The new sales team will be responsible for creating greater awareness of the company’s alternative products as investors seek to have the same institutional qualities in the retail space and as these investments continue to form a more significant part of investors’ asset allocations.

Expanding the firm’s presence in the retail channel is a natural progression for the Alternatives group of DWS, a long-standing leading institutional investment firm with €115 billion in assets under management and a more than 50-year heritage as a fiduciary manager of real estate investments.

“Real estate has the potential to meet the current needs of many investors, such as: B. an alternative to bonds, an inflation reducer and a source of tax-deferred income,” said Maute. “We believe that at this point in the market cycle, it is the right time to expand our alternatives practice to reflect the broader shift in the industry to offer alternative strategies to the ordinary investor. I look forward to building the team and working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry who share a collective interest in further establishing DWS as a leader in alternative investments.”

DWS has seen significant growth in the strength of its Alternatives business and in 2021 global inflows of 6Bn. They need to better serve their customers.

Anne-Marie Vandenberg, CEO of RREEF Property Trust added: “As we build the DWS Alternatives team, we are pleased to highlight the merits of our Alternatives business and the diverse solutions we offer to finance professionals and their clients.”

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To learn more about DWS’ Alternatives business, please visit www.dws.com.

About the DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading wealth managers with $1.05 trillion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2021). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it enjoys an excellent reputation in Germany, Europe, America and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients worldwide as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a wide range of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes, as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in active, passive and alternative wealth management and our strong focus on environmental, social and corporate governance complement each other in the development of targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and in-depth knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in a consistent global CIO view that strategically guides our investment approach.

DWS aims to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that both as a company and as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have a critical role to play in navigating the transition to a more sustainable future. With around 3,600 employees in offices around the world, we are local yet a global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing in the best interests to help them achieve their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver excellent investment results, both in good and challenging times. We are investors for a new now – with the mandate to create the best basis for the financial future of our customers.

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