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DWS redefines future investing with launch of Xtrackers thematic ETFs

  • Launch of two Xtrackers thematic ETFs; one on future mobility and one on big data and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Next generation stock selection methodology using artificial intelligence to provide robust thematic exposure

DWS is redefining how investors can take exposure to future trends with the launch of next generation Xtrackers thematic ETFs that use a sophisticated and unique screening methodology designed to pick stocks most likely to cash-in on up-and-coming technological advances.

The Xtrackers Future Mobility UCITS ETF 1C ESG Screened[1] and the Xtrackers Artificial Intelligence & Big Data UCITS ETF 1C ESG Screened[1] have listed on the Deutsche Boerse today. The former is designed to provide exposure to companies that are most likely to benefit from a range of future mobility trends, such as the emergence of autonomous vehicles, the switch to electric and hybrid vehicles, and related trends such as electric and lithium batteries. The latter aims to provide exposure to companies most likely to see future earnings growth stemming from developments such as deep learning, cloud computing, image recognition, speech recognition and chatbots, and related themes such as natural language processing.

The ETFs track specially developed indices that use a unique filtering methodology, which itself uses AI processing. The methodology also focuses on identifying companies with patents in place that are most likely to make those companies significant future revenue generators (see Notes to Editors for more detail). The geographic scope of the indices is global.

"Our thematic ETFs are designed to focus in on up to 100 companies globally that are most likely to be the revenue winners of tomorrow, given the big societal shifts we're seeing on the back of rapid technological advancement. Thanks to the advanced stock filtering methodology developed for the indices, we are able to provide the next generation of thematic products," said Michael Mohr, Head of ETF Product Development.

The new ETFs use direct, physical replication and have annual all-in fees of 0.35%.

Product Details

Xtrackers Future Mobility UCITS ETF 1C ESG Screened Xtrackers Artificial Intelligence & Big Data UCITS ETF 1C ESG Screened
Fund Currency USD USD
Annual All-in Fee 0.35% 0.35%
Physical/Synthetic Physical Physical
UCITS Compliant Yes Yes 


For further information please contact:

John Ferry
Phone: +44 (0) 7989726985
E-Mail: john.ferry@dws.com

Notes to Editors

  • Thematic ETFs require a forward-looking component to stock selection as company revenue exposures have not yet materialised. Thematic ETFs can therefore be vulnerable to changes in data patterns and of becoming unrepresentative of the theme as society and the economic environment changes.
  • Xtrackers thematic ETFs combine AI-driven investment-oriented stock selection with a revenue-driven sub-industry focus to obtain 'pure' theme exposure, the aim being to identify today the growth stories and market leaders of tomorrow.
  • The starting pool of companies for both ETFs before filtering is applied is the stocks of the Nasdaq Yewno Global Disruptive Technology Benchmark Index (approximately 1,200 securities). This is then subject to liquidity screening before an AI-based screening process based on keywords related to a theme, and also a patent screening engine that attributes patents across themes and key words, is applied. Further filtering is then done based on revenue and subsectors, with the final index containing up to 100 stocks, with semi-annual rebalancing.
  • The AI technology processes millions of patents, providing unique insights into thousands of companies involved in intellectual property research around key emerging technologies.
  • The indices have global coverage and use equal weighting to enhance diversification.

DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 662bn of assets under management (as of 31 December 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.

Key risks

Investors should note that the Xtrackers UCITS ETFs 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 the Xtrackers 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 Xtrackers 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 Xtrackers UCITS ETF may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount of their original investment.

Important Notice

This press release has been issued in the UK and approved by DWS Investments UK Limited. DWS Investments UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Any reference to "DWS", "Deutsche Asset Management" or "Deutsche AM" shall, unless otherwise required by the context, be understood as a reference to DWS Investments UK Limited including any of its parent companies, any of its or its parents affiliates or subsidiaries and, as the case may be, any investment companies promoted or managed by any of those entities.

Past performance is not a guide for future returns.

Xtrackers UCITS ETFs are all ETFs of one of the following platforms: Xtrackers, Xtrackers II or Xtrackers (IE) plc.

Xtrackers, Xtrackers II and Xtrackers (IE) plc are undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations and set up as open-ended investment companies with variable capital and segregated liability between their respective compartments.

Xtrackers and Xtrackers II are incorporated in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, are registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies' Register under number B-119.899 (Xtrackers) and B-124.284 (Xtrackers II) respectively and have their registered office at 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg. Xtrackers (IE) plc is incorporated in Ireland with registered number 393802 and has its registered office at 78 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

DWS Investment S.A. acts as the management company of Xtrackers, Xtrackers II and Xtrackers (IE) plc.

The information contained in this document is provided for information purposes only. Any investment decision in relation to an Xtrackers ETF should be based solely on the latest version of the prospectus, the audited annual and, if more recent, un-audited semi-annual reports and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), all of which are available in English upon request or on www.Xtrackers.com. In the case of any inconsistency with the prospectus, the latest version of the prospectus shall prevail.

© DWS Investments UK Limited 2019.

1. A sub-fund of Xtrackers (IE) plc.


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