Electronic Subscription Documents

DWS Implements +SUBSCRIBE Alternative Investment Platform

By Rafay Farooqui, October 18, 2022

Alternative Investment Platform


New York, October 18, 2022DWS, one of the largest real estate investment managers with $84bn1 in global real estate AUM and a 50-year heritage as a fiduciary manager of commercial real estate, today announced its partnership with +SUBSCRIBE, a financial technology system providing an order management and electronic subscription document for alternative product transactions.

This customized platform for alternative investments enhances the fund-sponsor-fund investor relationship by forming a digital central hub between DWS professionals and interested institutional investment or wealth management firms, financial professionals and their high-net worth clients seeking access to private assets.

+SUBSCRIBE platform streamlines and automates the subscription process and creates a more efficient purchase and redemption experience for investors. This saves them time as they can invest in multiple products across DWS simply by adding the subscription documents to the system.

“In today’s inflationary environment, commercial real estate is one of the best portfolio diversifiers that can generate income, limit downside in volatile times and – due to depreciation – have a large portion of the income taxed as a return of capital,” said Brian Maute, Head of Alternatives Distribution at DWS.

Specific alternative solutions across DWS real estate and private capital offerings will leverage the technology to streamline many of the operational tasks, such as investor onboarding, subscription documents, transaction workflow management, system integrations and investor reporting to support the full life cycle of an investment.

+SUBSCRIBE’s platform is open-architecture and serves as a centralized and consolidating hub for the alternative investments industry. The financial technology firm’s electronic subscription document solution, eSubDocs, is used globally by more than 6,000 institutional investors, 2,500 private funds and 500 service providers. Establishing seamless system-to-system integration to enable digital transactions, provides centralization and operational ease-of-use for the various functional groups and investment professionals who form the alternative investment industry ecosystem.

“In adopting our technology, DWS joins a growing number of the leading alternative investment managers that are embracing the digitization of the private markets industry,” said Rafay Farooqui, Founder and CEO of +SUBSCRIBE. “Positioning our platform to support DWS’s strategic goals embodies our vision to power alternative investments. We are proud to partner with them as they seek to ensure an easy and seamless workflow for their limited partners.”

1As of 06/30/22

About DWS

DWS is one of the world’s leading asset managers with UDS 870bn[1] of assets under management. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, longevity and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that both as a firm as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have an important role in helping navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.


+SUBSCRIBE is a provider of enterprise software solutions for allocators, sponsors, and service providers that enable the digital transformation of the alternative investments industry. The company is the leading order management system and electronic subscription document technology for alternative product transactions. For additional information on how +SUBSCRIBE is Powering Alternative Investments®, visit www.subscribeplatform.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

DWS and +SUBSCRIBE are not affiliated.

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