Letter to Shareholders
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
Statement of Operations
Statement of Changes in Net Assets
Notes to Financial Statements
Information About Your Fund's Expenses
Advisory Agreement Board Considerations and Fee Evaluation
This report must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. To obtain an additional prospectus or summary prospectus, if available, call (800) 728‐3337 or your financial representative. We advise you to consider the Fund's objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The summary prospectus and prospectus contain this and other important information about the Fund. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.
Investing in derivatives entails special risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Various factors, including costs, cash flows and security selection, may cause the Fund's performance to differ from that of the index. The Fund may lend securities to approved institutions. Smaller company stocks tend to be more volatile than medium-sized or large company stocks. Stocks may decline in value. See the prospectus for details.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management represents the asset management and wealth management activities conducted by Deutsche Bank AG or any of its subsidiaries, including the Advisor and DeAWM Distributors, Inc.
NOT FDIC/NCUA INSURED NO BANK GUARANTEE MAY LOSE VALUE NOT A DEPOSIT NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY
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