The New Germany Fund, Inc. Announces Portfolio Manager Changes
NEW YORK, January 30, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GF) (the "Fund") announced today that Leon Cappel will replace Valerie Schueler as the Fund’s portfolio manager effective March 1, 2023. Mr. Cappel currently serves as the Fund’s deputy portfolio manager and has been a member of the Fund’s portfolio management team since 2022. In addition, effective March 1, 2023, Alexander Lippert will replace Mr. Cappel as the Fund’s deputy portfolio manager.
Mr. Cappel joined the German equity team at DWS in 2019. He received a BSc and MSc in Business Chemistry from Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf.
Mr. Lippert joined the German equity team at DWS in 2022. He received a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim at HEC Lausanne.
For more information on the Fund, including the most recent month-end performance, visit www.dwsfunds.com or call (800) 349-4281.
Closed-end funds, unlike open-end funds, are not continuously offered. There is a one-time public offering and once issued, shares of closed-end funds are sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to net asset value. The price of the fund’s shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, the fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below or above net asset value.
The New Germany Fund, Inc. is diversified, but primarily focuses its investments in Germany, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that country. Investing in foreign securities, particularly of emerging markets, presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. Any fund that concentrates in a particular segment of the market or a particular geographical region will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.
Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, and risks of currency and capital controls, political and economic changes, and market risks. Any fund that concentrates in a particular country, geographic area or segment of the market will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.
The shares of most closed-end funds, including the Fund, are not continuously offered. Once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to net asset value. The price of a fund’s shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, a fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below, or above net asset value.
War, terrorism, sanctions, economic uncertainty, trade disputes, public health crises and related geopolitical events have led, and, in the future, may lead to significant disruptions in US and world economies and markets, which may lead to increased market volatility and may have significant adverse effects on the fund and its investments.
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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