Deutsche AM celebrates 10 years of growth and innovation in ETFs
Deutsche Asset Management’s (Deutsche AM’s) db X-trackers ETF business is preparing for a further decade of growth and innovation following the 10-year anniversary of the listing of its first ETFs. Deutsche AM celebrates 10 years of growth and innovation in ETFs.
The first db X-trackers ETF, the db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, which now has over Euros 2.5 billion in assets1, listed on the Deutsche Börse in January 2007 and marked the start of a 10-year period that saw the db X-trackers business become one of the world’s largest and most established ETF providers.
“Since the launch of our first ETF 10 years ago we’ve grown to become the biggest Europe-based globally operative provider of ETFs. That is a remarkable achievement in what is perhaps the most competitive area of the asset management industry,” said Reinhard Bellet, Deutsche AM’s Head of Passive Asset Management.
Today there is approximately USD 57 billion invested in Deutsche AM’s ETFs listed across Europe and Asia, and around USD 13 billion in its ETFs listed in the US2. The fund range has expanded to over 200 ETFs covering all major asset classes.
Industry firsts achieved over the last decade include the listing of the first ETFs in Europe and the US to provide investors with access to China’s domestic A-shares equity market, and the first ETF providing exposure to the global investment-grade bond market. Meanwhile, the db X-trackers platform has been transformed, from its initial inception as a provider of synthetic ETFs to the point today where Deutsche AM is Europe’s second-largest provider of physical ETFs, with the majority of assets under management in physical replication form3.
Bellet continued, “We are rightly celebrating our achievements these past 10 years but we’re very much focused on the future. With a range of physical replication fixed income ETFs we’re well placed to meet investor demand in this important new segment. We will also continue to take a leading market development role in areas such as strategic beta, model portfolios, and demonstrating how passive solutions can meet a wide range of investment challenges.”
Deutsche AM’s range of physical replication bond ETFs includes funds tracking US, European and Asian corporate bond indices, as well as a number of ETFs tracking sovereign bond benchmarks.
1 Source: Deutsche AM, as at Jan 5 2017
2 Source: Deutsche AM, as at Jan 5 2017
3 Source: Deutsche Bank Markets Research. European Monthly ETF Market Review, 6 Dec 2016
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Investors should note that the db X-trackers UCITS ETFs1 are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors should be prepared and able to sustain losses of the capital invested up to a total loss.
Shares in db X-trackers UCITS ETFs which are purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the relevant fund. Investors must purchase and redeem such shares on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a market maker or a stock broker) and may incur fees for doing so (as further described in the applicable prospectus). In addition, investors may pay more than the current net asset value of a share in a db X-trackers UCITS ETF when buying shares on the secondary market, and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling such shares on the secondary market.
Investments in funds involve numerous risks including, among others, general market risks, credit risks, foreign exchange risks, interest rate risks and liquidity risks. The value of an investment in a db X-trackers UCITS ETF may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount of their original investment.
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Please refer to the relevant fund’s full prospectus and the latest version of the Key Investor Information Document for more information on db X-trackers UCITS ETFs. These documents are available free of charge from Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and constitute the only binding basis for purchase of shares in the ETFs. As explained in the relevant offering documents, distribution of ETFs is subject to restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The ETFs described herein may neither be offered for sale nor sold in the USA, in Canada, in Japan to US Persons or to persons residing in the USA.
Direct replication funds. • Investors should be aware that in addition to the All-In Fee, other factors may negatively impact the performance of their investment relative to the underlying index. • Examples include: Brokerage and other transaction costs, Financial Transaction Taxes or Stamp Duties as well as potential differences in taxation of either capital gains or dividend assumed in the relevant underlying index, and actual taxation of either capital gains or dividends in the fund. • The precise impact of these costs cannot be estimated reliably in advance as it depends on a variety of non-static factors. Investors are encouraged to consult the audited annual- and un-audited semi-annual reports for details.