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SUPPLEMENT TO THE CURRENTLY EFFECTIVE PROSPECTUS OF EACH OF THE LISTED FUNDS
     
     
DWS Mid Cap Value Fund
DWS Small Cap Value Fund
DWS Small Mid Cap Value VIP

 
The following changes are effective on or about September 3, 2013:
 
Dreman Value Management, L.L.C. (”DVM”) will no longer serve as subadvisor to each fund. All references to DVM are hereby deleted.
 
The following information replaces similar disclosure contained under the ”PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY” section within the summary section and the Fund Details section of each fund’s prospectus:
 
Management process. In choosing stocks, portfolio management focuses on individual security selection rather than industry selection. Portfolio management uses an active process that combines financial analysis with company visits to evaluate management and strategies. Company research lies at the heart of the investment process. Portfolio management emphasizes individual selection of stocks across all economic sectors, focusing on companies that it believes have strong management, identifiable catalysts (e.g., acquisitions or new products), and valuations that offer an attractive risk/reward trade-off.
 
Portfolio management utilizes multiple sources for idea generation as it believes quantitative screens by themselves are not robust enough to consistently source attractive investment ideas. Portfolio management’s intensive proprietary research starts with thorough background research to gain an understanding of a company’s business model and financials. Management meetings are generally conducted to assess corporate culture and the ability to execute on the business model with a focus on capital allocation decisions. Portfolio management then analyzes valuations by determining the appropriate metric and establishing internal estimates. Portfolio management reviews a stock’s investment thesis, catalysts and risks to determine if the stock fits into the portfolio. Portfolio management normally will sell a stock when it believes the investment thesis proves incorrect, fundamentals weaken, catalysts fail to materialize as expected, or if a stock becomes fully valued.

 
The following information replaces the existing disclosure under the ”MANAGEMENT” section of the summary section of each fund’s prospectus:
 
MANAGEMENT
 
Investment Advisor
 
Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc.
 
Portfolio Manager(s)
 
Richard Glass, CFA, Managing Director. Portfolio Manager of the fund. Joined the fund in 2013.

 
 
 
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 Deutsche Asset
& Wealth Management
 
                                                                     
 
 
 
 

 

The following information replaces the existing disclosure under the ”MANAGEMENT” sub-section of the ”FUND DETAILS” section of each fund’s prospectus:
 
Richard Glass, CFA, Managing Director. Portfolio Manager of the fund. Joined the fund in 2013.
 
Joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in 2013 with 22 years of industry experience, including 17 years in small- and mid-cap value strategies. Previously, he was lead portfolio manager and Managing Partner of Lockwell Investments, LLC, managing US Small Cap Value and US Small Mid Cap Value strategies. Prior to founding Lockwell in August of 2010, he was a Managing Director and portfolio manager for small- and mid-cap value strategies at Morgan Stanley Investment Management from November 2002 to July 2010. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he held positions with Neuberger Berman and with Wood, Struthers and Winthrop.
 
B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

 


 
Please Retain This Supplement for Future Reference
 
 
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