Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Corporate Division (Deutsche AWM)

Corporate Division Overview

With € 1.0 trillion of invested assets as of December 31, 2014, Deutsche AWM is one of the world’s leading investment organizations. Deutsche AWM helps individuals and institutions worldwide to protect and grow their wealth, offering traditional active, passive and alternative investments across all major asset classes. Deutsche AWM also provides customized wealth management solutions and private banking services to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and family offices.

Products and Services

Deutsche AWM’s investment capabilities span both active and passive strategies and a diverse array of asset classes including equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds. The division also offers customized wealth management solutions and private banking services, including lending and discretionary portfolio management.

In 2014, Deutsche AWM enhanced its product offering across innovative and high-growth sectors, including expanding products based on the Cash Return on Capital Invested (CROCI) approach, alternative fund offerings and physical replication exchange-traded funds (ETFs), for which it is Europe’s second largest provider (source: Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg Finance LP, Reuters). Additionally, through targeted hires, Deutsche AWM increased its private banking and wealth advisory teams to serve UHNW clients worldwide, and added to institutional and retail coverage teams in the Global Client Group.

Distribution Channels and Marketing

Global Coverage/Advisory teams manage client relationships, provide advice and assist clients to access Deutsche AWM’s products and services. Deutsche AWM also markets and distributes its offering through other business divisions of Deutsche Bank Group, notably PBC for retail customers and CB&S for selected institutional and corporate clients, as well as through third-party distributors. To ensure holistic service and advice, all clients have a single point of access to Deutsche AWM, with dedicated teams serving specific client groups.

Deutsche AWM created its Key Client Partners (KCP) advisory centers in 2013, to deliver its cross divisional investment banking, corporate banking and asset management capabilities. The global centres give professional investors access to cross-asset class and cross-border investment opportunities and financing solutions in tandem with CB&S.