December 15th, 2015

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary of Hedged Equity ETFs

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) is pleased to announce the three-year anniversary of the launch of Deutsche X-trackers’ first set of hedged equity ETFs, designed to provide exposure to one or more key international equity markets while seeking protection against fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies. The following four ETFs just passed the three-year milestone:

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF


Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF


Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity ETF


Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF


"Three years following their launch, our hedged equity ETFs enjoy a healthy track record and high levels of demand. At Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, we remain committed to providing investors with relevant and innovative solutions,” said Fiona Bassett, Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Passive Business in the Americas.

Since the initial launch, Deutsche AWM has continued to capitalize on the expertise available at Deutsche Bank to build a comprehensive platform of hedged equity ETFs. The 11 ETFs included in Deutsche AWM’s suite offer investors building blocks to potentially neutralize the currency exposure in numerous areas around the globe, driven by the perspective of the bank and its index provider, MSCI.

“We have seen a steady rise in the importance and allocation size of international equities for U.S. investors. International equities now comprise over 50% of the world’s equity market capitalization and roughly 2/3 of the worlds’ GDP growth1,” said Dodd Kittsley, Head of Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Strategy in the Americas. “Investors need the ability to make international investment decisions without having to factor in currency fluctuation against the U.S. dollar, and our robust set of hedged equity ETFs provides the large and varied global exposure. For this reason, we offer a currency-hedged platform that includes countries and regions where the management of currency risk can potentially strengthen a global equity portfolio.”

Deutsche AWM’s U.S. exchange-traded products (“ETP”) platform has approximately $11 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. The firm’s global ETP platform, launched in 2006, has grown to become the world’s fifth largest, with approximately $63 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013.

For more information about the ETPs available in the U.S., visit:

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

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GDP: Gross Domestic Product

RISKS: Investing in foreign companies, particularly those in emerging markets, presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. Funds investing in a single industry, country or in a limited geographic region generally are more volatile than more diversified funds and may be subject to enhanced risks. An investment in any Fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with that fund.

MSCI is a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and has been licensed for use by DBX. The funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI nor does MSCI make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the funds.

DBX Advisors LLC is the investment adviser to the db X-trackers Funds. ALPS Distributors is the distributor of the db X-trackers Funds.

Consider the fund's investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in the fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at Please read it carefully before investing.

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1Source: Deutsche Bank

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