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  • Liquidity in the Fixed income ETF market, dispelling the myths
    Liquidity in the Fixed income ETF market, dispelling the myths Jessica Singleton & Bhaven Patel Recorded: Aug 30 2018 41 mins
    How do fixed income ETFs differ from equity ETFs and how are they typically used by investors? How liquid is a fixed income ETF and, how do they perform in periods of market volatility?
    Our fixed income investment specialist, Jessica Singleton, will discuss the mechanics of a bond ETF, how the funds are constructed, the portfolio management process and most common uses. Bhaven Patel from our Xtrackers Capital Markets team will talk through how bond ETF liquidity is measured and dispel any myths around how fixed income ETFs weather stressed markets.

    Speakers:

    Jessica Singleton, Fixed Income Investment Specialist, Index Investing

    Bhaven Patel, ETP Capital Markets, Index Investing
  • Responsible investing that reduces your carbon footprint
    Responsible investing that reduces your carbon footprint Guido Giese, Applied Equity Research from MSCI Recorded: Jun 11 2018 35 mins
    With increased focus on responsible investing, DWS with MSCI have launched a new range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) Xtrackers ETFs. The four new ETFs provide exposure to ESG-filtered equity indices tracking global, US, Japanese and European markets. The new ETFs track indices that are part of the MSCI ESG Leaders Low Carbon ex Tobacco Involvement 5% series. The indices use extensive filtering based on MSCI ESG research, which means included companies meet strict ESG and low carbon requirements.

    Please join us at DWS and MSCI as we discuss the index methodology and construction of the indices, focusing on the underlying research in this space.
  • Balancing Risk and Return in the Current Bond Market Environment
    Balancing Risk and Return in the Current Bond Market Environment Blanca Koenig, Director, DWS Recorded: May 8 2018 51 mins
    With rising rates in the US, can value still be found in USD bonds? USD yields are significantly higher than EUR and GBP yield – but what are the risks investors are taking? Blanca will discuss the spectrum of USD bond investment opportunities using
    Fixed Income ETF examples.
  • Climate Risk and the Sustainable Development Goals
    Climate Risk and the Sustainable Development Goals Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research Recorded: Apr 19 2018 43 mins
    Michael Lewis lends his expertise, for today's session:

    · Identifying the channels of climate risk and the threat to financial stability

    · Integrating physical climate risk into investment portfolios

    · How investment opportunities of the SDGs are spreading from private to public markets

    Michael leads ESG Thematic Research at DWS and joined the company in 1990. His team identifies key trends and controversies as they relate to ESG and his work supports all three divisions of the investment platform, namely Active, Passive and Alternatives. Prior to his current role, Michael was the Global Head of CommoditiesResearch in the Corporate Banking & Securities division of Deutsche Bank. The Commodities Research team was ranked #2 in the 2013 Institutional Investor Survey.

    Before this, he was the Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. In 2000, the FX Research team was ranked #1 in the Euromoney FX Survey. Michael began his career as a research analyst covering Global Macro & Rates research at Morgan Grenfell. Michael holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc (Econ) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Key drivers in Emerging Market economies
    Key drivers in Emerging Market economies Sean Taylor, APAC CIO and Global Head of Emerging Market Equities Recorded: Mar 27 2018 45 mins
    EM equities continue to outperform their developed market peers YTD. Key drivers of this performance are the encouraging economic conditions in China, steady investor flows in EM region and strong corporate earnings growth. Please join us as we discuss why we are positive on Emerging Markets with Sean Taylor, APAC CIO for DWS.

    Sean joined DWS in 2013 with 21 years of industry experience.
    He started his career in 1994 as a fund manager with Capel Cure Myers. In 1997 he moved to Societe Generale where he spent eight years and became Head of International & Emerging Markets. In 2004, Sean joined GAM as an Investment Director. In this role he was based in London and Dubai.

    Sean has been named CIO of the Year in Asia for two years in a row by Asia Asset Management. In addition to being Fund Manager to 5 Star rated funds in Global Emerging Markets, Emerging Europe, Frontier Emerging Markets, GEM and Eastern European strategies, he has also won awards such as Emerging Fund of the Year (2007) and Best Frontier Hedge Fund (2010) by Hedge Fund World.

    Sean holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.
  • CROCI Outlook 2018: The Siren Song
    CROCI Outlook 2018: The Siren Song Francesco Curto, Global Head of CROCI Investment Strategy & Valuation Group Recorded: Feb 8 2018 53 mins
    Francesco Curto, PhD (Global Head of CROCI Investment Strategy & Valuation Group) will talk through the recently published 2018 CROCI Outlook for equity markets, based on bottom-up analysis using CROCI’s proprietary economic valuation approach.
    In our 2017 outlook, we compared the world of investment to the journey that Odysseus took to return to Ithaca from Troy. The story ultimately had a happy ending, but the journey was long and perilous, and riddled with danger. Ten years since the great financial crisis, economic growth has picked up across the major economies but equity valuations are stretched. On long-term assumptions, our analysis suggests that equities may be overvalued by as much as 25%. Even so, there are some interesting pockets of value for long-term investors.

    The Outlook discusses these valuation opportunities, how to perform in a high valuation environment, the risk of bubbles, and of course regional & sectoral valuation anomalies.
  • 2018 Macro Outlook and Implementation Ideas using ETFs
    2018 Macro Outlook and Implementation Ideas using ETFs Oliver Pfeil, Senior Equity Stategist - Strategic Beta Recorded: Dec 13 2017 41 mins
    2018 brings with it another year of the new reality in the global economy: modest growth, benign inflation, and low interest rates. But at this late stage in the cycle, with most asset classes being rather expensive, positioning for 2018 is arguably more important than it has been for several years. Deutsche Asset Management invites you to join us for a discussion on our 2018 outlook and investment ideas using ETFs.
  • Demystifying ETF trading and liquidity
    Demystifying ETF trading and liquidity Bhaven Patel Recorded: Oct 10 2017 58 mins
    What is the difference between the primary and secondary markets? How do they provide liquidity for investors? How does Deutsche Asset Management ensure an efficient and cost-effective experience for investors? Find out how the ETP Capital Markets team manage the different processes and relationships within the ETF trading eco-system. Bhaven Patel, investment specialist in our ETP Capital Markets Team will take you through these questions and provide an insight into the trading of ETFs in a brief 45 minute session.

    Bhaven is part of the ETP Capital Markets team within Deutsche Asset Management’s Passive group which he joined in September 2015 and has 12 years of experience in the ETF industry. His ETF journey started at Morgan Stanley in 2005 as a delta one trade assistant, rising to the head of the team by 2009. Bhaven then joined the ETF trading desk at Credit Suisse in London and was responsible for pricing and executing UCITS ETFs for a large global client base. He then transitioned to the Issuer side with Credit Suisse Asset Management within their Capital Markets team with a focus on Authorised Participant relationship management and client execution services. The business was acquired by Blackrock in 2013 which led to Bhaven joining the equivalent team at iShares where his responsibilities included primary and secondary market management.
    MSc in Information Security and BSc in Computer Science both from Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Listed Infrastructure - invest in the foundation of every economy
    Listed Infrastructure - invest in the foundation of every economy Matthias Meyer, Head of Liquid Real Assets Recorded: Sep 12 2017 58 mins
    Listed Infrastructure investing is becoming more and more important for investors worldwide. This asset class which allows for instant capital deployment and broad diversification, has delivered some interesting risk-adjusted returns.

    Infrastructure asset owners have historically been the key to successful investing in this sector due to their stable and predictable inflation-linked cash flows.

    Register now and watch and listen to Head of Liquid Real Assets, Matthias Meyer discuss his area of expertise.

    Matthias joined Deutsche Bank in 2005 and is currently responsible for Deutsche AM’s Liquid Real Assets distribution in APAC & EMEA.
    He took over his current role in 2014, building the LRA distribution network in those regions from scratch and was honoured with the 40 under 40 - Rising Star of Institutional Asset Management Award– by Financial News for his efforts.

    Prior to his current role, Matthias worked in several sales & advisory roles within Deutsche Bank Asset Management & Wealth Management units.
    In addition he was a board member of the Deutsche Bank Switzerland Pension Fund as well as head of the Investment Committee.

    Matthias holds Master's Degree ("Diplom-Betriebswirt") in Banking & Finance from the University of Applied Sciences, Saarbruecken.

    Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
  • The New World Order for ESG investing: Trends and Prospects
    The New World Order for ESG investing: Trends and Prospects Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research Recorded: Jul 11 2017 42 mins
    ESG, or responsible investing, has increasingly become a prevalent topic of conversation for investors, especially over the past 3 years. $21 trillion of assets are now invested in ESG or sustainable strategies globally in aggregate. Asset owners are becoming more and more aware of sustainability issues and their perception of responsibility for stewardship.

    Michael Lewis is a Managing Director, Head of ESG Thematic Research for Deutsche Asset Management and is based in London. He joined the Company in 1990. Prior to his current role, Michael was Global Head of Commodities Research in the Corporate Banking & Securities division. Before this, he was a G10 FX strategist and Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. Michael began his career as a research analyst covering Global Macro & Rates research at Morgan Grenfell

    Michael holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc (Econ) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.

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