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DWS Short Duration A PPIAX

Analyst rating as of
NAV / 1-Day Return
8.35  /  0.13 %
Total Assets
1.1 Bil
Adj. Expense Ratio
Expense Ratio
Fee Level
Longest Manager Tenure
6.29 years
Short-Term Bond
Credit Quality / Interest Rate Sensitivity
Medium / Limited
Min. Initial Investment
TTM Yield
Effective Duration
1.54 years

Morningstar’s Analysis

Will PPIAX outperform in future?

Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.

Upcoming Lead Manager Retirement Doesn't Change the Ratings for DWS Short Duration

Analyst Note

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Rick Smith, senior portfolio manager on DWS’ fixed-income platform and a lead portfolio manager on DWS Short Duration PPILX, announced his retirement from the firm effective June 30, 2022. Smith joined the firm in 2004 and has been leading this strategy since 2016. Two of the three remaining portfolio managers have managed this strategy for more than five years. The trio is backed by an experienced research team sufficient for this portfolio mandate, though the group has seen some turnover at the analyst level in recent years. Jeff Morton, comanager on this strategy since 2017, will succeed Smith as the lead manager. Thomas J. Sweeney, named manager on this strategy since 2017, will continue to support Morton with this effort. Lonnie Fox, who joined the firm in 2004, will be added to the management rooster effective July 1, 2022. Given the experienced managers and sufficient supporting team, this change does not affect the current rating on DWS Short Duration; it maintains a People Pillar rating of Average, while its overall Morningstar Analyst Rating remains Neutral.

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