Real Assets: 2019 Outlook – DWS – 12.13.18

Summary:

Recent market volatility, driven by rising interest rates and inflation fears, has highlighted the strategic benefits of including real assets within a well-diversified portfolio.

Current market conditions could be favorable for several segments of the Liquid Real Asset investment universe. Liquid Real Assets—including real estate, infrastructure, natural resource equities and commodities—have historically demonstrated responses to capital market shifts that can be complementary to traditional asset classes.

Join us for our upcoming DWS webinar, “Real Assets: 2019 Outlook.” Thought leaders across our Liquid Real Assets platform will share their views. Our expert panelists will discuss:

  • Their outlooks for growth and inflation and the corresponding impact on real assets
  • Valuations and opportunities for alpha
  • Global market catalysts impacting real assets

Sponsors of this webcast may contact registrants. This webcast is for financial professionals only.

Speakers:

John Vojticek
Head and Chief Investment Officer of Liquid Real Assets
DWS
  • Joined the Company in 1996.
  • Prior to his current role, John served as a trader, analyst and portfolio manager. He was responsible for launching the Company’s first listed infrastructure securities strategy and was previously the Head of the Listed Infrastructure Securities business.
  • BS in Business Administration from University of Southern California; Member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Evan Rudy
Portfolio Manager for Liquid Real Assets
DWS
  • Joined the Company in 2007 with one year of industry experience.
  • Prior to joining, Evan served as an analyst at the Townsend Group.
  • BS in Finance from Miami University; CFA Charterholder.
Frank Greywitt
Co-head of Infrastructure Securities and Co-lead Portfolio Manager
DWS
  • Joined the Company in 2005 with 5 years of industry experience.
  • Prior to his current role, Frank served as a Securities Analyst.
  • Prior to joining, he worked as a Senior REIT Research Analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
  • BBA in Finance (magna cum laude) from St. Bonaventure University; MBA (Concentrations in International Business, Economics and Finance) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Darwei Kung
Portfolio Manager for Commodities
DWS
  • Joined the Company in 2006.
  • Prior to joining, Darwei spent 10 years in Engineering and Business Development for the telecommunications industry.
  • BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington; MS in Computational Finance and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Moderator: Andy Wilson
Investment Specialist for Liquid Real Assets
DWS
  • Joined the Company in 2017 with 9 years of industry experience.
  • Prior to joining, Andy served as Head of US Research & Analytics at Henderson Global Investors.
  • Previously, he was an Investment Strategist at Robert W. Baird and an Institutional Client Associate at The Vanguard Group. Andy began his career in Acquisitions and Development at First Industrial Realty Trust.
  • BBA in Law and Public Policy and MBA in Finance from Gonzaga University; Series 7, 63 and 65 Licenses.

Overview:

Title: Real Assets: 2019 Outlook
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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