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Deutsche Bank and DWS announce major digital push

by LLB Reporter
6th Dec 22 10:29 am

Deutsche Bank and DWS today reiterated that they see the transformation of Europe’s economies as one of the key strategic corporate priorities for 2023 and beyond. The group is uniquely equipped to play a vital role in this transformation by addressing the growing demand for private capital to bridge the funding gap in strategic transformation areas, supported by new investment solutions that DWS announced today.

Karl von Rohr, President of Deutsche Bank and Chairman of Supervisory Board of DWS, said: “In the face of geopolitical uncertainties and a need to drive technological change and to become more sustainable, Europe needs to transform its economies. As private capital will be key to unlock investments at scale, Banks and Asset Managers will play a vital role in making European Transformation happen. This transformation will be driven to a large extent by Small and Medium Enterprises with no direct access to capital markets or other sources beyond credit. Deutsche Bank Group is ideally positioned to bridge this gap: We can finance these through our well-established relationship management channels at the Corporate Bank and Investment Bank, offer direct access to capital markets or cooperate with our asset manager DWS to make these financings investable for our private and institutional clients.”

Stefan Hoops, CEO at DWS, concluded: “DWS has a long track record in providing investment solutions with a focus on various aspects of transforming industries, in particular in the real estate and infrastructure sectors. On the back of this experience, we will leverage our already existing products as well as offering a dedicated family of new investment solutions to allow private capital to increasingly invest into European Transformation. Furthermore, we will provide both academic and company research to help informed decision-making in politics and industry. We are excited to use our capabilities to contribute to the fundamental transformative change in Germany and Europe.”

To address the growing demand for research about and financial instruments to support the upcoming fundamental economic transformation of the European continent, DWS will take a combined approach:

      • The company intends to launch a family of investment solutions focussed on various aspects of European Transformation, starting in 2023.
      • To ensure there is well-informed decision making in politics and industry on this topic, DWS will establish a European University Partnership Programme, starting with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

DWS will also publish its own research with the first report to be published already in December 2022.

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