0000088053-13-000183.txt : 20130221 0000088053-13-000183.hdr.sgml : 20130221 20130221135456 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000088053-13-000183 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 485BPOS PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 7 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130221 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130221 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20130221 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: DWS GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000793597 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FISCAL YEAR END: 0630 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 033-05724 FILM NUMBER: 13629754 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 345 PARK AVENUE CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10154-0004 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-454-6778 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 345 PARK AVENUE CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10154-0004 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19980605 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: SCUDDER GLOBAL FUND INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: DWS GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000793597 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FISCAL YEAR END: 0630 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1940 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 811-04670 FILM NUMBER: 13629755 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 345 PARK AVENUE CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10154-0004 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-454-6778 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 345 PARK AVENUE CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10154-0004 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19980605 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: SCUDDER GLOBAL FUND INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 0000793597 S000005466 DWS Enhanced Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund C000014875 Class A SZEAX C000014877 Class B SZEBX C000014878 Class C SZECX C000014879 Class S SCEMX C000063958 Institutional Class SZEIX 0000793597 S000005467 DWS Enhanced Global Bond Fund C000014880 Class A SZGAX C000014882 Class B SZGBX C000014883 Class C SZGCX C000014884 Class S SSTGX 0000793597 S000005468 DWS Global Small Cap Growth Fund C000014885 Class A KGDAX C000014887 Class B KGDBX C000014888 Class C KGDCX C000014889 Class S SGSCX C000070263 Institutional Class KGDIX 485BPOS 1 xb020113glo.htm 485B XBRL FILING - DWS GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND, INC. xb020113glo.htm
Filed electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 21, 2013

File No. 033-05724
File No. 811-04670

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
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Pre-Effective Amendment No.
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Post-Effective Amendment No. 109
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and/or
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
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Amendment No. 112
 
   
DWS Global/International Fund, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
   
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY  10154
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
   
Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: (617) 295-1000
 
   
John Millette
Vice President and Secretary
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA  02108
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
 
   
Copy to:
Thomas Hiller, Esq.
Ropes & Gray
Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-3600
 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective

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Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
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On _____________ pursuant to paragraph (b)
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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
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On _____________ pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
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75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
   
 
If appropriate, check the following box:
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This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 
 

 

This filing relates solely to the following Funds, each a series of the Registrant:

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DWS Enhanced Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund — Class A, Class B, Class C, Institutional Class and Class S
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DWS Enhanced Global Bond Fund — Class A, Class B, Class C and Class S
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DWS Global Small Cap Growth Fund — Class A, Class B, Class C, Institutional Class and Class S




 
 

 
 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this amendment to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of New York and the State of New York on the 15th day of February 2013.

DWS GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL FUND, INC.

 
By:  /s/W. Douglas Beck
W. Douglas Beck*
President

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment to its Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

SIGNATURE
TITLE
DATE
 
 
     
/s/W. Douglas Beck
   
W. Douglas Beck*
President
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Paul H. Schubert
   
Paul H. Schubert
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
February 15, 2013
     
/s/John W. Ballantine
   
John W. Ballantine*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Henry P. Becton, Jr.
   
Henry P. Becton, Jr.*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
 /s/Dawn-Marie Driscoll
   
Dawn-Marie Driscoll*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Keith R. Fox
   
Keith R. Fox*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Paul K. Freeman
   
Paul K. Freeman*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Kenneth C. Froewiss
   
Kenneth C. Froewiss*
Chairperson and Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Richard J. Herring
   
Richard J. Herring*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/William McClayton
   
William McClayton*
Vice Chairperson and Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Rebecca W. Rimel
   
Rebecca W. Rimel*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/William N. Searcy, Jr.
   
William N. Searcy, Jr.*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Jean Gleason Stromberg
   
Jean Gleason Stromberg*
Director
February 15, 2013
     
/s/Robert H. Wadsworth
   
Robert H. Wadsworth*
Director
February 15, 2013


*By:        /s/Caroline Pearson
Caroline Pearson **
Chief Legal Officer

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Attorney-in-fact pursuant to the powers of attorney that are incorporated herein by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 99 to the Registration Statement as filed on October 21, 2011; and as filed on May 16, 2008 in Post-Effective Amendment No. 76 to the Registration Statement.
 

 
 
 

 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX

Index No.
 
Description of Exhibit
   
EX-101.INS
  
XBRL Instance Document
   
EX-101.SCH
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
   
EX-101.CAL
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
   
EX-101.DEF
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
   
EX-101.LAB
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase
   
EX-101.PRE
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase




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A higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may mean higher taxes if you are investing in a taxable account. These costs are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the expense example, and can affect the fund's performance. <br/><br/>Portfolio turnover rate for fiscal year 2012: 211%. How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). Past performance may not indicate future results. All performance figures below assume that dividends were reinvested. For more recent performance figures, go to www.dws-investments.com (the Web site does not form a part of this prospectus) or call the phone number included in this prospectus. <b>Main Investments.</b> Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in high yield bonds (also known as "junk bonds") and other debt securities issued by governments and corporations in emerging market countries (i.e., the issuer is traded mainly in an emerging market, is organized under the laws of an emerging market country or is a company with more than half of its business in emerging markets) or the return on which is derived primarily from emerging markets. <br/><br/>The fund considers "emerging markets" to include any country that is defined as an emerging or developing economy by The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank), the International Finance Corporation or the United Nations or its authorities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will not invest more than 40% of its total assets in any one country. <br/><br/>The fund may invest without limit in investment-grade debt securities and in junk bonds, which are those below the fourth credit grade (grade BB/Ba and below) and may include debt securities not currently paying interest and debt securities in default.<br/><br/>Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 50% of its total assets in sovereign debt securities issued or guaranteed by governments, government-related entities, supranational organizations and central banks based in emerging markets. The fund invests at least 50% of total assets in US dollar-denominated securities.<br/><br/><b>Management Process.</b> Portfolio management typically considers a number of factors, including economic and currency outlooks, possible interest rate movements, capital flows, debt levels, inflation trends, credit quality of issuers, security characteristics and changes in supply and demand within global bond markets.<br/><br/>In choosing individual bonds, portfolio management uses independent analysis to look for bonds that have attractive yields and show improving credit. Portfolio management may also adjust the duration (a measure of sensitivity to interest rate movements) of the fund's portfolio, depending on its outlook for interest rates.<br/><br/><b>Currency strategies.</b> In addition to the fund's main investment strategy, portfolio management seeks to enhance returns by employing proprietary quantitative, rules-based methodology currency strategies across developed and emerging market currencies using derivatives (contracts whose value are based on, for example, indices, currencies or securities), in particular forward currency contracts. Three main strategies will be employed: a carry strategy, a momentum strategy and a valuation strategy. In implementing the carry strategy, portfolio management will use a "relative value" analysis, seeking to systematically sell low interest rate currencies and buy high interest rate currencies. In implementing the momentum strategy, portfolio management will use multi-year exchange rate trends, seeking to systematically sell lower returning currencies and buy higher returning currencies. In implementing the valuation strategy, portfolio management will use a "fair value" analysis, seeking to systematically buy "undervalued" currencies and sell "overvalued" currencies. The notional amount of the fund's aggregate currency exposure resulting from these currency strategies may significantly exceed the net assets of the fund (and at times may exceed two times the fund's net assets).<br/><br/> <b>Derivatives.</b> Outside of the currency strategies, portfolio management generally may use futures contracts, which are a type of derivative (a contract whose value is based on, for example, indices, currencies or securities) as a hedge against anticipated interest rate or currency market changes, and for duration management (i.e., reducing or increasing the sensitivity of the fund's portfolio to interest rate changes), and for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains. In addition, portfolio management generally may use forward currency contracts (i) to hedge the fund's exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates on its foreign currency denominated portfolio holdings; (ii) to facilitate transactions in foreign currency denominated securities; or (iii) for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains.<br/><br/>The fund may also use various types of derivatives (i) for hedging purposes; (ii) for risk management; (iii) for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains; or (iv) as a substitute for direct investment in a particular asset class or to keep cash on hand to meet shareholder redemptions.<br/><br/><b>Securities Lending.</b> The fund may lend securities (up to one-third of total assets) to approved institutions. The fund seeks to provide high current income and, This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be: These are the fees and expenses you may pay when you buy and hold shares. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in DWS funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in Choosing a Share Class (p. 53) and Purchase and Redemption of Shares in the fund's Statement of Additional Information (SAI) (p. II-15). You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the fund's operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be: The fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may mean higher taxes if you are investing in a taxable account. These costs are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the expense example, and can affect the fund's performance. <br /><br />Portfolio turnover rate for fiscal year 2012: 395%. <br /><br /> You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares: Class B converts to Class A after six years; the Example for Class B reflects Class A fees after the conversion. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns may be different. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. Index comparisons for Institutional Class shares began on 2/29/2008. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns may be different. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan.<br /><br /> These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. Returns for other classes were different and are not shown here. 2.11 You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in DWS funds. 100000 How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). www.dws-investments.com Past performance may not indicate future results. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. Returns for other classes were different and are not shown here. Best Quarter: 12.29%, Q3 2009 Worst Quarter: -17.79%, Q4 2008 <b>DWS Global Small Cap Growth Fund</b> <b>DWS Enhanced Global Bond Fund</b> These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. <b>Investment Objective</b> The fund seeks total return, with an emphasis on current income; capital appreciation is a secondary goal. <b>Fees and Expenses of the Fund</b> These are the fees and expenses you may pay when you buy and hold shares. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in DWS funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in Choosing a Share Class (p. 53) and Purchase and Redemption of Shares in the fund's Statement of Additional Information (SAI) (p. II-15). <b>Investment Objective </b> The fund seeks above-average capital appreciation over the long term. <b>SHAREHOLDER FEES (paid directly from your investment)</b> <b>ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES (expenses that you pay each year as a % of the value of your investment)</b> <b>EXAMPLE</b> <b>Fees and Expenses of the Fund </b> These are the fees and expenses you may pay when you buy and hold shares. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in DWS funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in Choosing a Share Class (p. 53) and Purchase and Redemption of Shares in the fund's Statement of Additional Information (SAI) (p. II-15). <b>SHAREHOLDER FEES (paid directly from your investment)</b> <b>PORTFOLIO TURNOVER</b> <b>ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES (expenses that you pay each year as a % of the value of your investment)</b> <b>PORTFOLIO TURNOVER</b> The fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may mean higher taxes if you are investing in a taxable account. These costs are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the expense example, and can affect the fund's performance. <br/><br/>Portfolio turnover rate for fiscal year 2012: 33%. Class B converts to Class A after six years; the Example for Class B reflects Class A fees after the conversion. <b>EXAMPLE</b> <b>This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the fund's operating expenses (including one year of capped expenses for Class A, Class B and Class C) remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:</b> <b>Principal Investment Strategy</b> <b>Main investments. </b>The fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equities of small companies throughout the world (companies with market values similar to the smallest 30% of the companies in the S&amp;P Developed Broad Market Index). As of October 31, 2012, companies in which the fund invests typically have a market capitalization of between $500 million and $5 billion at the time of purchase. As part of the investment process the fund may own stocks even if they are outside this market capitalization range. While the market capitalization range of the S&amp;P Developed Broad Market Index changes throughout the year, as of the most recent reconstitution date of the index (September 24, 2012), companies in the index had a median market capitalization of approximately $858 million. <br/><br/> The fund may invest up to 20% of total assets in common stocks and other equities of large companies or in debt securities, including up to 5% of net assets in junk bonds (grade BB/Ba and below). <br/><br/> <b>Management process. </b> While the fund may invest in securities of any country, portfolio management generally focuses on countries with developed economies (including the US). In choosing securities, portfolio management uses a combination of three analytical disciplines: <ul type="square"><li><b>Bottom-up research.</b> Portfolio management looks for individual companies that it believes have a history of above average growth, strong competitive positioning, attractive prices relative to potential growth, sound financial strength and effective management, among other factors. </li><li><b>Growth orientation.</b> Portfolio management generally looks for companies that it believes have above-average potential for sustainable growth of revenue or earnings and whose market value appears reasonable in light of their business prospects.</li><li><b>Analysis of global themes.</b> Portfolio management considers global economic outlooks, seeking to identify industries and companies that are likely to benefit from social, political and economic changes.</li></ul><b>Securities Lending.</b> The fund may lend securities (up to one-third of total assets) to approved institutions. <b>Main Risks</b> There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. The fund may not achieve its investment objective, and is not intended to be a complete investment program. An investment in the fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.<br/><br/><b>Stock market risk. </b>The fund is affected by how the stock market performs. When stock prices fall, you should expect the value of your investment to fall as well.<br/><br/><b>Small company risk.</b> Small company stocks tend to be more volatile than medium-sized or large company stocks. Small companies are less widely followed by stock analysts and less information about them is available to investors. Industry-wide reversals may have a greater impact on small companies, since they may lack the financial resources of larger companies. Small company stocks are typically less liquid than large company stocks. <br/><br/><b>Foreign investment risk. </b>The fund faces the risks inherent in foreign investing. Adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of the fund's investments or prevent the fund from realizing their full value. Financial reporting standards for companies based in foreign markets differ from those in the US. Additionally, foreign securities markets generally are smaller and less liquid than US markets. To the extent that the fund invests in non-US dollar denominated foreign securities, changes in currency exchange rates may affect the US dollar value of foreign securities or the income or gain received on these securities.<br/><br/><b>Emerging markets risk. </b>Foreign investment risks are greater in emerging markets than in developed markets. Investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative.<br/><br/><b>Pricing risk. </b>If market conditions make it difficult to value some investments, the fund may value these investments using more subjective methods, such as fair value pricing. In such cases, the value determined for an investment could be different than the value realized upon such investment's sale. As a result, you could pay more than the market value when buying fund shares or receive less than the market value when selling fund shares.<br/><br/><b>Security selection risk. </b>The securities in the fund's portfolio may decline in value. Portfolio management could be wrong in its analysis of industries, companies, economic trends, the relative attractiveness of different securities or other matters.<br/><br/><b>Credit risk. </b>The fund's performance could be hurt if an issuer of a debt security suffers an adverse change in financial condition that results in a payment default, security downgrade or inability to meet a financial obligation. Credit risk is greater for lower-rated securities.<br/><br/>Because the issuers of high-yield debt securities or junk bonds (debt securities rated below the fourth highest credit rating category) may be in uncertain financial health, the prices of their debt securities can be more vulnerable to bad economic news or even the expectation of bad news, than investment-grade debt securities.<br/><br/><b>Growth investing risk.</b> As a category, growth stocks may underperform value stocks (and the stock market as a whole) over any period of time. Because the prices of growth stocks are based largely on the expectation of future earnings, growth stock prices can decline rapidly and significantly in reaction to negative news about such factors as earnings, the economy, political developments, or other news. <br/><br/><b>Interest rate risk. </b>When interest rates rise, prices of debt securities generally decline. The longer the duration of the fund's debt securities, the more sensitive it will be to interest rate changes. (As a general rule, a 1% rise in interest rates means a 1% fall in value for every year of duration.)<br/><br/><b>Liquidity risk. </b>In certain situations, it may be difficult or impossible to sell an investment in an orderly fashion at an acceptable price.<br/><br/><b>Prepayment and extension risk. </b>When interest rates fall, issuers of high interest debt obligations may pay off the debts earlier than expected (prepayment risk), and the fund may have to reinvest the proceeds at lower yields. When interest rates rise, issuers of lower interest debt obligations may pay off the debts later than expected (extension risk), thus keeping the fund's assets tied up in lower interest debt obligations. Ultimately, any unexpected behavior in interest rates could increase the volatility of the fund's share price and yield and could hurt fund performance. Prepayments could also create capital gains tax liability in some instances.<br/><br/><b>Securities lending risk.</b> Any decline in the value of a portfolio security that occurs while the security is out on loan is borne by the fund and will adversely affect performance. Also, there may be delays in recovery of securities loaned or even a loss of rights in the collateral should the borrower of the securities fail financially while holding the security. <br/><br/><b>Counterparty risk. </b>A financial institution or other counterparty with whom the fund does business, or that underwrites, distributes or guarantees any investments or contracts that the fund owns or is otherwise exposed to, may decline in financial health and become unable to honor its commitments. This could cause losses for the fund or could delay the return or delivery of collateral or other assets to the fund. <b>Past Performance</b> How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). Past performance may not indicate future results. All performance figures below assume that dividends were reinvested. For more recent performance figures, go to www.dws-investments.com (the Web site does not form a part of this prospectus) or call the phone number included in this prospectus. <b>CALENDAR YEAR TOTAL RETURNS (%) (Class A)</b> These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. Returns for other classes were different and are not shown here. Best Quarter: 30.09%, Q2 2009 Worst Quarter: -28.26%, Q4 2008 <b>Average Annual Total Returns<br/>(For periods ended 12/31/2012 expressed as a %) </b> After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns may be different. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. Index comparisons for Institutional Class shares began on 8/31/2008. January 31, 2014 0.33 <b>The Advisor has contractually agreed through January 31, 2014 to waive and/or reimburse fund expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the fund's total annual operating expenses (excluding extraordinary expenses, taxes, brokerage and interest expenses) at ratios no higher than 1.52%, 2.27% and 2.27%, for Class A, Class B and Class C, respectively. The agreement may only be terminated with the consent of the fund's Board. </b> You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in DWS funds. 50000 There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). www.dws-investments.com Past performance may not indicate future results. These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) 1998-04-16 1998-04-16 1998-04-16 1991-09-10 <b>Main investments.</b> Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in bonds of issuers from around the world, including the United States. The fund can buy many types of income-producing securities of any stated maturity, among them US and foreign government bonds, corporate bonds and mortgage- and asset-backed securities. The fund is typically invested in at least three different countries.<br/><br/> The fund may invest up to 35% of net assets in junk bonds, which are those below the fourth credit grade (i.e. grade BB/Ba and below), and may include debt securities not currently paying interest or in default. <br/><br/> <b>Management process.</b> Portfolio management typically considers a number of factors, including economic and currency outlooks, possible interest rate movements, capital flows, debt levels, inflation trends, credit quality of issuers, security characteristics and changes in supply and demand within the global bond markets. <br/><br/> In choosing individual bonds, portfolio management uses independent analysis to look for bonds that have attractive yields and show improving credit. <br/><br/> <b>Currency strategies.</b> In addition to the fund's main investment strategy, portfolio management seeks to enhance returns by employing proprietary quantitative, rules-based methodology currency strategies across developed and emerging market currencies using derivatives (contracts whose value are based on, for example, indices, currencies or securities), in particular forward currency contracts. Three main strategies will be employed: a carry strategy, a momentum strategy and a valuation strategy. In implementing the carry strategy, portfolio management will use a "relative value" analysis, seeking to systematically sell low interest rate currencies and buy high interest rate currencies. In implementing the momentum strategy, portfolio management will use multi-year exchange rate trends, seeking to systematically sell lower returning currencies and buy higher returning currencies. In implementing the valuation strategy, portfolio management will use a "fair value" analysis, seeking to systematically buy "undervalued" currencies and sell "overvalued" currencies. The notional amount of the fund's aggregate currency exposure resulting from these currency strategies may significantly exceed the net assets of the fund (and at times may exceed two times the fund's net assets). <br/><br/> <b>Derivatives.</b> Outside of the currency strategies, portfolio management generally may use futures contracts, which are a type of derivative (a contract whose value is based on, for example, indices, currencies or securities) as a hedge against anticipated interest rate or currency market changes, and for duration management (i.e., reducing or increasing the sensitivity of the fund's portfolio to interest rate changes), and for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains. In addition, portfolio management generally may use forward currency contracts (i) to hedge the fund's exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates on its foreign currency denominated portfolio holdings; (ii) to facilitate transactions in foreign currency denominated securities; or (iii) for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains. <br/><br/> The fund may also use various types of derivatives (i) for hedging purposes; (ii) for risk management; (iii) for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains; or (iv) as a substitute for direct investment in a particular asset class or to keep cash on hand to meet shareholder redemptions. <br/><br/> <b>Securities Lending.</b> The fund may lend securities (up to one-third of total assets) to approved institutions. <b>Main Risks</b> There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. The fund may not achieve its investment objective, and is not intended to be a complete investment program. An investment in the fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. <br/><br/> <b>Credit risk.</b> The fund's performance could be hurt if an issuer of a debt security suffers an adverse change in financial condition that results in a payment default, security downgrade or inability to meet a financial obligation. Credit risk is greater for lower-rated securities. <br/><br/> Because the issuers of high-yield debt securities or junk bonds (debt securities rated below the fourth highest credit rating category) may be in uncertain financial health, the prices of their debt securities can be more vulnerable to bad economic news or even the expectation of bad news, than investment-grade debt securities. <br/><br/> <b>Interest rate risk.</b> When interest rates rise, prices of debt securities generally decline. The longer the duration of the fund's debt securities, the more sensitive it will be to interest rate changes. (As a general rule, a 1% rise in interest rates means a 1% fall in value for every year of duration.) <br/><br/> <b>Prepayment and extension risk.</b> When interest rates fall, issuers of high interest debt obligations may pay off the debts earlier than expected (prepayment risk), and the fund may have to reinvest the proceeds at lower yields. When interest rates rise, issuers of lower interest debt obligations may pay off the debts later than expected (extension risk), thus keeping the fund's assets tied up in lower interest debt obligations. Ultimately, any unexpected behavior in interest rates could increase the volatility of the fund's share price and yield and could hurt fund performance. Prepayments could also create capital gains tax liability in some instances. <br/><br/> <b>Foreign investment risk.</b> The fund faces the risks inherent in foreign investing. Adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of the fund's investments or prevent the fund from realizing their full value. Financial reporting standards for companies based in foreign markets differ from those in the US. Additionally, foreign securities markets generally are smaller and less liquid than US markets. To the extent that the fund invests in non-US dollar denominated foreign securities, changes in currency exchange rates may affect the US dollar value of foreign securities or the income or gain received on these securities. <br/><br/> <b>Emerging markets risk.</b> Foreign investment risks are greater in emerging markets than in developed markets. Investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. <br/><br/> <b>Currency strategies risk.</b> The success of the currency strategies depends, in part, on the effectiveness and implementation of portfolio management's proprietary models. If portfolio management's analysis proves to be incorrect, losses to the fund may be significant and may substantially exceed the intended level of market exposure for the currency strategies.<br/><br/> As part of the currency strategies, the fund will have substantial exposure to the risks of non-US currency markets. Foreign currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and economic or political developments in the US or abroad. As a result, the fund's exposure to foreign currencies could cause lower returns or even losses to the fund. Although portfolio management seeks to limit these risks through the aggregation of various long and short positions, there can be no assurance that it will be able to do so. <br/><br/> <b>Regional focus risk.</b> Focusing investments in a single country or few countries, or regions, involves increased currency, political, regulatory and other risks. Market swings in such a targeted country, countries or regions will be likely to have a greater effect on fund performance than they would in a more geographically diversified fund. <br/><br/> <b>Non-diversification risk.</b> The fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This means that the fund may invest in securities of relatively few issuers. Thus, the performance of one or a small number of portfolio holdings can affect overall performance. <br/><br/> <b>Pricing risk.</b> If market conditions make it difficult to value some investments, the fund may value these investments using more subjective methods, such as fair value pricing. In such cases, the value determined for an investment could be different than the value realized upon such investment's sale. As a result, you could pay more than the market value when buying fund shares or receive less than the market value when selling fund shares. <br/><br/> <b>Derivatives risk.</b> Risks associated with derivatives include the risk that the derivative is not well correlated with the security, index or currency to which it relates; the risk that derivatives may result in losses or missed opportunities; the risk that the fund will be unable to sell the derivative because of an illiquid secondary market; the risk that a counterparty is unwilling or unable to meet its obligation; and the risk that the derivative transaction could expose the fund to the effects of leverage, which could increase the fund's exposure to the market and magnify potential losses. <br/><br/> <b>Security selection risk.</b> The securities in the fund's portfolio may decline in value. Portfolio management could be wrong in its analysis of industries, companies, economic trends, the relative attractiveness of different securities or other matters. <br/><br/> <b>Counterparty risk.</b> A financial institution or other counterparty with whom the fund does business, or that underwrites, distributes or guarantees any investments or contracts that the fund owns or is otherwise exposed to, may decline in financial health and become unable to honor its commitments. This could cause losses for the fund or could delay the return or delivery of collateral or other assets to the fund. <br/><br/> <b>Liquidity risk.</b> In certain situations, it may be difficult or impossible to sell an investment in an orderly fashion at an acceptable price. <br/><br/> <b>Securities lending risk.</b> Any decline in the value of a portfolio security that occurs while the security is out on loan is borne by the fund and will adversely affect performance. Also, there may be delays in recovery of securities loaned or even a loss of rights in the collateral should the borrower of the securities fail financially while holding the security. There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. The fund may not achieve its investment objective, and is not intended to be a complete investment program. An investment in the fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.<br/><br/><b> Credit risk. </b>The fund's performance could be hurt if an issuer of a debt security suffers an adverse change in financial condition that results in a payment default, security downgrade or inability to meet a financial obligation. Credit risk is greater for lower-rated securities.<br/><br/> Because the issuers of high-yield debt securities or junk bonds (debt securities rated below the fourth highest credit rating category) may be in uncertain financial health, the prices of their debt securities can be more vulnerable to bad economic news or even the expectation of bad news, than investment-grade debt securities.<br/><br/><b> Interest rate risk. </b>When interest rates rise, prices of debt securities generally decline. The longer the duration of the fund's debt securities, the more sensitive it will be to interest rate changes. (As a general rule, a 1% rise in interest rates means a 1% fall in value for every year of duration.)<br/><br/><b> Prepayment and extension risk. </b>When interest rates fall, issuers of high interest debt obligations may pay off the debts earlier than expected (prepayment risk), and the fund may have to reinvest the proceeds at lower yields. When interest rates rise, issuers of lower interest debt obligations may pay off the debts later than expected (extension risk), thus keeping the fund's assets tied up in lower interest debt obligations. Ultimately, any unexpected behavior in interest rates could increase the volatility of the fund's share price and yield and could hurt fund performance. Prepayments could also create capital gains tax liability in some instances. <br/><br/><b> Foreign investment risk. </b>The fund faces the risks inherent in foreign investing. Adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of the fund's investments or prevent the fund from realizing their full value. Financial reporting standards for companies based in foreign markets differ from those in the US. Additionally, foreign securities markets generally are smaller and less liquid than US markets. To the extent that the fund invests in non-US dollar denominated foreign securities, changes in currency exchange rates may affect the US dollar value of foreign securities or the income or gain received on these securities.<br/><br/><b> Emerging markets risk. </b>Foreign investment risks are greater in emerging markets than in developed markets. Investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. <br/><br/><b> Currency strategies risk. </b>The success of the currency strategies depends, in part, on the effectiveness and implementation of portfolio management's proprietary models. If portfolio management's analysis proves to be incorrect, losses to the fund may be significant and may substantially exceed the intended level of market exposure for the currency strategies.<br/><br/> As part of the currency strategies, the fund will have substantial exposure to the risks of non-US currency markets. Foreign currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and economic or political developments in the US or abroad. As a result, the fund's exposure to foreign currencies could cause lower returns or even losses to the fund. Although portfolio management seeks to limit these risks through the aggregation of various long and short positions, there can be no assurance that it will be able to do so. <br/><br/><b> Regional focus risk. </b>Focusing investments in a single country or few countries, or regions, involves increased currency, political, regulatory and other risks. Market swings in such a targeted country, countries or regions will be likely to have a greater effect on fund performance than they would in a more geographically diversified fund.<br/><br/><b> Non-diversification risk. </b>The fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This means that the fund may invest in securities of relatively few issuers. Thus, the performance of one or a small number of portfolio holdings can affect overall performance.<br/><br/><b> Pricing risk. </b>If market conditions make it difficult to value some investments, the fund may value these investments using more subjective methods, such as fair value pricing. In such cases, the value determined for an investment could be different than the value realized upon such investment's sale. As a result, you could pay more than the market value when buying fund shares or receive less than the market value when selling fund shares.<br/><br/><b> Derivatives risk. </b>Risks associated with derivatives include the risk that the derivative is not well correlated with the security, index or currency to which it relates; the risk that derivatives may result in losses or missed opportunities; the risk that the fund will be unable to sell the derivative because of an illiquid secondary market; the risk that a counterparty is unwilling or unable to meet its obligation; and the risk that the derivative transaction could expose the fund to the effects of leverage, which could increase the fund's exposure to the market and magnify potential losses.<br/><br/><b> Security selection risk. </b>The securities in the fund's portfolio may decline in value. Portfolio management could be wrong in its analysis of industries, companies, economic trends, the relative attractiveness of different securities or other matters.<br/><br/><b> Counterparty risk. </b>A financial institution or other counterparty with whom the fund does business, or that underwrites, distributes or guarantees any investments or contracts that the fund owns or is otherwise exposed to, may decline in financial health and become unable to honor its commitments. This could cause losses for the fund or could delay the return or delivery of collateral or other assets to the fund.<br/><br/><b> Liquidity risk. </b>In certain situations, it may be difficult or impossible to sell an investment in an orderly fashion at an acceptable price.<br/><br/><b> Securities lending risk. </b>Any decline in the value of a portfolio security that occurs while the security is out on loan is borne by the fund and will adversely affect performance. Also, there may be delays in recovery of securities loaned or even a loss of rights in the collateral should the borrower of the securities fail financially while holding the security. There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. <b>Past Performance</b> Best Quarter 2009-09-30 0.1229 Worst Quarter How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). Past performance may not indicate future results. All performance figures below assume that dividends were reinvested. For more recent performance figures, go to www.dws-investments.com (the Web site does not form a part of this prospectus) or call the phone number included in this prospectus. 2008-12-31 <b>CALENDAR YEAR TOTAL RETURNS (%) (Class A) </b> -0.1779 0.152 0.1805 0.0424 0.044 2008-08-26 <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleDWSGlobalSmallCapGrowthFund column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleNoRedemptionDWSGlobalSmallCapGrowthFund column period compact * ~</div> <b>Average Annual Total Returns<br/>(For periods ended 12/31/2012 expressed as a %)</b> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleAverageAnnualTotalReturnsTransposedDWSGlobalSmallCapGrowthFundSupplement column period compact * ~</div> 3.95 You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your immediate family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in DWS funds. 100000 There are several risk factors that could hurt the fund's performance, cause you to lose money or cause the fund's performance to trail that of other investments. <b>Non-diversification risk.</b> The fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This means that the fund may invest in securities of relatively few issuers. Thus, the performance of one or a small number of portfolio holdings can affect overall performance. An investment in the fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. How a fund's returns vary from year to year can give an idea of its risk; so can comparing fund performance to overall market performance (as measured by an appropriate market index). www.dws-investments.com Past performance may not indicate future results. These year-by-year returns do not include sales charges, if any, and would be lower if they did. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) reflect the historical highest individual federal income tax rates, but do not reflect any state or local taxes. After-tax returns are not relevant to shares held in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. After-tax returns (which are shown only for Class A and would be different for other classes) Best Quarter: 7.48%, Q3 2009 Worst Quarter: -4.93%, Q1 2009 Best Quarter: 2009-09-30 0.0748 Worst Quarter: 2009-03-31 -0.0493 20 20 20 0 20 <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleDWSEnhancedEmergingMarketsFixedIncomeFund column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleAnnualTotalReturnsDWSEnhancedGlobalBondFundBarChart column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleNoRedemptionDWSEnhancedEmergingMarketsFixedIncomeFund column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleDWSEnhancedGlobalBondFund column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleAnnualTotalReturnsDWSEnhancedEmergingMarketsFixedIncomeFundBarChart column period compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.dws-investments.com/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleNoRedemptionDWSEnhancedGlobalBondFund column period compact * ~</div> <b> Non-diversification risk. </b>The fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. 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