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.

About Xtrackers

Xtrackers by DWS is a large and established provider of high quality exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded commodities (ETCs). Providing efficient ‘passive’ exposure to diversified indices or to single commodities, Xtrackers ETFs and ETCs provide a comprehensive set of dependable investment tools for effective portfolio allocation.

Xtrackers are listed on eleven stock exchanges globally and have over 206.09 B EUR[3] in assets under management , making Xtrackers one of the largest providers of ETFs and ETCs by AUM.

This information is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice, recommendation, an offer or solicitation. You should seek professional advice on all of the foregoing before making any investment decision. The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise, and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.

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Core ETFs

In 2014, Xtrackers established a range of Xtrackers Core ETFs[1] with annual All-in Fees[2] starting as low as 0.06%. Xtrackers Core ETFs are based on the following principles:

  1. Exposure to major equity or fixed income benchmarks
  2. Physical replication (Direct replication)
  3. Cost efficiency

Xtrackers Core ETFs may be considered as core building blocks for a range of investor portfolios.



Xtrackers’ range of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ETFs provides investors with exposure to thoughtfully constructed indices designed to be at the cutting edge of socially responsible investing. Xtrackers ESG ETFs use screening and other techniques to create products that meet ESG requirements, such as tilting in favour of lower carbon companies. Xtrackers ESG ETFs area available with equity or bond underlyings.


Emerging markets ETFs

Xtrackers is at the forefront of providing access to emerging markets, especially China. The Xtrackers team launched its first China ETF in 2007. This was followed by Europe’s first China A-Shares ETF in 2010 and Europe’s first physical China A-Shares ETF in 2015. Xtrackers also launched Europe’s first physical China on-shore bond ETF as well as the first China A-H Shares ETF. Xtrackers therefore offers a range of ETFs to access the Chinese on and offshore capital markets.


Currency hedged ETFs

Providing flexible allocation options is part of the Xtrackers approach to offering investors a broad range of efficient, high quality index trackers. Part of this product tool kit is the efficient management of currency risk. Xtrackers offers currency-hedged exposures across equities, fixed income and commodities. This includes EUR, GBP, USD, and CHF-hedged share classes, enabling investors to manage currency risk across major currency regions.


Strategic beta ETFs

Strategic beta strategies aim to provide higher risk adjusted returns compared to traditional benchmarks by applying alternative weighting or stock selection methodologies. Xtrackers offers a range of strategic beta ETFs across equity, fixed income and commodity benchmarks.



Xtrackers has a range of exchange traded commodities (ETCs) providing physical exposure to precious metals such as gold and silver, and also to oil. The Xtrackers Optimum Yield oil and energy ETCs use a futures buying algorithm that aims to optimise the process of using futures to acquire commodity exposure. Xtrackers commodity ETFs, providing exposure to diversified commodity portfolios, are also available.

1. Low All-in-fees mainstream benchmark trackers that can be considered suitable (long term) "core" holdings in investors’ portfolios.

2. Investors should be aware that in addition to the All-In Fee, the ETF may incur other costs which 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 ETF. Investors should also note that currency hedging costs are not included in the All-In Fee. 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.

3. As of 11 July 2024

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