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DeAWM now one of Europe’s largest physical ETF providers


Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has switched 18 db X-trackers equity ETFs from synthetic to physical replication, making the firm one of Europe’s largest providers of direct, physical replication ETFs.

In addition, DeAWM has launched several new direct replication offerings.
Assets under management (AUM) in db X-trackers direct, physical replication ETFs now sit at approximately EUR11bn, making DeAWM the second biggest provider of physical ETFs in Europe. Investors now have access to over 30 physical replication db X-trackers ETFs.
Simon Klein, DeAWM’s head of exchange traded product sales, EMEA and Asia, says: “The switching of such a large raft of ETFs to physical replication in such a short timeframe is unprecedented, but the uptick in demand we’ve registered in the first quarter demonstrates that this was the correct strategy. Year-to-date we’ve seen inflows of around EUR560m into our physical replication ETFs, while the feedback from clients continues to be extremely positive.”
In addition to those ETFs that have switched replication strategy, DeAWM has also increased its direct replication offering via the launch of several new funds, including Europe’s first physical replication ETF tracking China’s domestic CSI300 A-shares Index.
DeAWM’s suite of direct, physical replication ETFs now includes some of the largest ETFs in Europe by AUM, including:
• db x-trackers Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (DR), with AUM of EUR2.4bn.
• db x-trackers DAX UCITS ETF (DR), with EUR2.3bn in AUM.
• db x-trackers MSCI Europe Index UCITS ETF (DR), with AUM of EUR1.6 bn.
DeAWM will continue to expand its range of direct, physical replication ETFs over the course of 2014. 

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