Overview of the Deka Group

Wertpapierhaus of the German savings banks

DekaBank is the Wertpapierhaus of the German savings banks and, together with its subsidiaries, forms the Deka Group. With total customer assets totalling approximately € 313 billion as at december 2019 and around four and a half million managed securities accounts, the Deka Group ranks among Germany’s major securities service providers. It ensures access to a wide range of investment products and services for retail and institutional investors.

A wide range of investment products and services

The Deka Group works closely with German Sparkasse savings banks as its exclusive distributors for a broad range of investment instruments designed for retail and institutional investors – from basic products for structured investments all the way to custom-tailored solutions and services for implementing individual investment strategies in different market scenarios.

Firmly anchored in the world’s largest financial alliance

In addition to the close cooperation in distribution, DekaBank’s strong ties to the world’s largest financial alliance, the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, are also shown by its shareholder structure: the German Sparkasse savings banks are the sole shareholders of DekaBank.

DekaBank's roots date back to the year 1918, when Deutsche Girozentrale (DGZ) was founded. Deka as an investment company was founded in 1956; DGZ and Deka joined forces to create DekaBank in 1999.

Five Business Divisions, One Central Sales Unit

The Deka Group has arranged its activities in five business divisions. These work closely together with one another and with the Savings Banks Sales & Marketing head office unit and the Corporate Centres.

The Securities business division deals with actively managed securities funds, passively managed index funds, fund-linked asset management and special funds and mandates for institutional customers. Its products encompass all major asset classes.

The Asset Management Real Estate business division focuses on providing property investment products for private and institutional investors. This business division also covers the purchase and sale of properties and management of such assets.

The Asset Management Services business division is focused on providing banking services for asset management. The services range from managing custody accounts for customers to custodial services for investment funds. Especially by providing multi-channel solutions, the sales departments are additionally supported.

The Captial Markets business division provides the link between customers and markets in customer-oriented capital market business. It does this by developing and supplying products, providing infrastructure for capital market transactions and acting as a liquidity platform for the savings banks and institutional customers.

The Financing business division, while providing refinancing services to savings banks, also engages in highly focused financing activities (real estate, infrastructure, transport and export financing).