Thomas Schüssler was born in Mannheim in Germany in 1966. He was educated at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and the University of Utah, USA and holds a Doctorate in Physics and a Diploma in Economics & Physics. Thomas started his career with Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in IT development and project management in 1996. In 1999 he turned his head towards investment management by becoming executive assistant to a board member of Deutsch Bank in charge of investment banking.He joined DWS Investments in 2001 where he is a fund manager for global and US equities. He currently manages the DWS Global Value fund, DWS Invest Global Value, DWS Large Cap Value Fund and the DWS Top Dividende Fund.
The investment objective is to achieve sustainable growth in value in medium to long term. To achieve this, the fund invests primarily in equities of domestic and foreign companies. When selecting equities, the dividend yield is an important criterion. However, the dividend yields do not be greater than the market average in any case.