Risk Considerations

Investors should note that the Xtrackers ETFs & ETCs are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors in each Xtrackers ETF or ETC should be prepared and able to sustain losses up to the total capital invested. The value of an investment in an Xtrackers ETF or ETC may go down as well as up and past performance does not predict future returns. Investment in Xtrackers ETFs or ETCs involve risks. For a list of related risks please click on the Risks and Terms tab.

ESG USD corporate bond and ESG euro-hedged global equities added to DWS’s Xtrackers ETF suite

  • DWS launches new ESG USD corporate bond Xtrackers ETF
  • Xtrackers ESG ETF suite further expanded with addition of a EUR-hedged share class on MSCI World ESG

DWS’s aim to be a leading provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has been further boosted with the launch of a new ESG-filtered Xtrackers ETF on the USD corporate bond market.

The Xtrackers ESG USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF provides exposure to over 1000 USD investment-grade corporate bonds complying with ESG criteria1. The ETF references a Bloomberg Barclays index with MSCI ESG research. In addition, DWS has also launched a new EUR-hedged share class of its existing Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF, which tracks the MSCI World Low Carbon SRI Leaders Index. This follows the July launch of a new Xtrackers ETF providing exposure to the ESG EUR corporate bond short duration market.

“These are just the latest additions to our rapidly expanding suite of DWS Xtrackers ETFs designed to meet the surging demand for ESG exposure,” said Simon Klein, DWS’s Global Head of Passive Sales.

The Xtrackers ESG USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF has an annual all-in fee of 0.16%, and has listed on the London Stock Exchange and Germany’s Xetra stock exchange. The Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF (2C EUR-hedged) has an annual all-in fee of 0.25% and is due to list on Xetra later this month. Both ETFs are direct, physical replication funds.

DWS Xtrackers registered EUR 1.125 billion of net new assets into its ESG Xtrackers ETFs in the first half of the year (to 30 June 2020; Source: DWS).  

Product Table

Name of ETF BBG Code ISIN Listing Currency Annual All-in Fee UCITS Compliant
Xtrackers USD Corporate Bond SRI PAB UCITS ETF 1C ESG XZBU IE00BL58LJ19 USD 0.16% Yes
Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF 2C EUR Hedged ESG XZWE IE00BMY76136 EUR 0.25% Yes

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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” 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 (IE) plc is an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations and set up as open-ended investment company with variable capital and segregated liability between their respective compartments.

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 (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 2020.


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