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DWS Top Dividende LD

Ranked 220 out of 244 in - Global Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Thomas Schüssler

Thomas Schüssler was born in Mannheim in Germany in 1966. He was educated at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and the University of Utah, USA and holds a Doctorate in Physics and a Diploma in Economics & Physics. Thomas started his career with Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in IT development and project management in 1996. In 1999 he turned his head towards investment management by becoming executive assistant to a board member of Deutsch Bank in charge of investment banking.He joined DWS Investments in 2001 where he is a fund manager for global and US equities. He currently manages the DWS Global Value fund, DWS Invest Global Value, DWS Large Cap Value Fund and the DWS Top Dividende Fund.


The investment objective is to achieve sustainable growth in value in medium to long term. To achieve this, the fund invests primarily in equities of domestic and foreign companies. When selecting equities, the dividend yield is an important criterion. However, the dividend yields do not be greater than the market average in any case.

Showing fund performance globally. You can view performance in individual jurisdictions.


Global Equity Income over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 14.6% 5.6% 4.1% 2.1% 2.1%
2016 4.2% 4.0% 2.1% 1.3% -3.1%
2015 1.2% 0.6% -0.5% -4.5% 5.8%
2014 3.4% 1.8% 5.4% -2.6% -1.1%
2013 17.6% 7.6% -0.7% 4.1% 5.8%
2012 9.2% 5.2% -3.2% 6.9% 0.2%
2011 1.7% 5.0% 2.3% -11.1% 6.6%
2010 8.8% 0.2% -9.8% 14.2% 5.4%
2009 34.1% -8.2% 19.7% 16.5% 4.7%
2008 -38.7% -5.3% 3.4% -23.0% -18.7%
2007 18.7% 2.4% 8.2% 4.2% 2.9%
2006 32.1% 9.9% 2.2% 4.8% 12.3%
2005 3.4% -0.8% -0.6% 5.1% -0.2%
2004 30.0% 3.1% 1.5% 6.7% 16.5%
2003 4.3% 17.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Luxembourg
  6. Singapore
  7. Spain
  8. Switzerland

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/04/2003
  • Share Class size17,415Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN DE0009848119

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.45%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).