As the world evolves into one marketplace, we believe it is more important than ever to recognize the potential benefits of international exposure.
Management seeks bonds they believe can provide high current income and long-term capital appreciation, regardless of the country of issuance.
Deep fixed income resources include specialists in credit, interest rates, currency and below-investment-grade debt in locations around the globe.
Due to the recent inception of 12/1/20 for the Instituitonal share class, performance data is not yet available.
Without a waiver, returns would have been lower and any rankings/ratings might have been less favorable.
Current annualized distribution rate based upon NAV is the latest monthly dividend shown as an annualized percentage of net asset value as of 9/30/21. Current annualized distribution rate, based upon maximum offering price which is adjusted for sales changes (MOP), where applicable, is the latest monthly dividend shown as an annualized percentage of maximum offering price as of 9/30/21. Distribution rate simply measures the level of dividends and is not a complete measure of performance. Distribution rates are historical and will fluctuate.
Yields are historical, will fluctuate and are not guaranteed. The nonsubsidized yield reflects what the yield would have been had a fee and/or expense waiver not been in place during the period shown.
Source: Lipper Inc. Rankings are historical and do not guarantee future results. Rankings are based on the fund’s total return unadjusted for sales charges with distributions reinvested. If sales charges had been included, where applicable, results might have been less favorable.
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Class A shares are subject to a maximum front-end sales charge. Class C shares include a deferred sales charge which declines to zero after first year. The Institutional and S share classes are not subject to a sales charge.
Class S shares are only available to a limited group of investors as well as through firms that have an agreement with DWS Distributors, Inc. to offer the shares on an agency basis on brokerage platforms.
Institutional Class shares are generally available only to qualified institutions.