Last updated: 11:53 / Thursday, 14 August 2014

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Renames Retail Product Suite in the Americas

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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Renames Retail Product Suite in the Americas
  • This change will affect all open-end funds, closed-end funds, the Variable Insurance Portfolios (VIPs) currently named “DWS,” and the db X-trackers exchange-traded funds

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has announced that it has renamed all retail products in the Americas, effective on Monday. This change will affect all open-end funds, closed-end funds, the Variable Insurance Portfolios (VIPs) currently named “DWS,” and the db X-trackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

“Renaming our products to reflect our integrated platform is the natural next step for our business, as we continue to expand our footprint and leverage Deutsche Bank’s global reach,” said Jerry Miller, Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Americas.

“The Deutsche brand better reflects our platform’s global capabilities and our ability to deliver unique, holistic solutions to our growing client base in the Americas.”

As part of the rebranding, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s suite of retail products and ETFs will be renamed as follows:

Current Brand Name

 

 

 

New Brand Name

DWS and DWS RREEF funds

 

 

 

Deutsche funds

DWS variable insurance portfolios (VIPs)

 

 

 

Deutsche VIPs

DWS-branded closed-end funds

 

 

 

Deutsche-branded closed-end funds

db X-trackers exchange-traded funds

 

 

 

Deutsche X-trackers exchange-traded funds

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, the names of three key service providers will be renamed as follows:

Current Entity Name

 

 

 

New Entity Name

DWS Investments Distributors, Inc.

 

 

 

DeAWM Distributors, Inc.

DWS Trust Company

 

 

 

DeAWM Trust Company

DWS Investments Service Company

 

 

 

DeAWM Service Company

 

 

 

 

 

DST fund numbers, ticker symbols, and fund objectives will remain unchanged.

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