C. Purchases and Sales of Securities
During the six months ended June 30, 2014, purchases and sales of investment securities (excluding short‐term investments) aggregated $57,938,336 and $48,553,245, respectively.
D. Related Parties
Investment Management Agreement. Under the Investment Management Agreement with Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. (“DIMA” or the “Advisor”), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, the Advisor determines the securities, instruments and other contracts relating to investments to be purchased, sold, or entered into by the Fund or delegates such responsibility to the Fund's sub‐advisor. Pursuant to the Investment Management Agreement with the Advisor, the Fund pays the Advisor an annual fee based on its average daily net assets, computed and accrued daily and payable monthly at the annual rate of 0.35%.
Northern Trust Investments, Inc. (“NTI”) serves as subadvisor. As a sub‐advisor to the Fund, NTI makes investment decisions and buys and sells securities for the Fund. NTI is paid by the Advisor for the services NTI provides to the Fund.
Accordingly, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, the fee pursuant to the Investment Management Agreement was equivalent to an annualized effective rate (exclusive of any applicable waivers/reimbursements) of 0.35% of the Fund's average daily net assets.
For the period from January 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014, the Advisor has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its fees and/or reimburse certain operating expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to maintain the operating expenses (excluding certain expenses such as extraordinary expenses, taxes, brokerage and interest) of each class as follows:
Class A Class B
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, fees waived and/or expenses reimbursed for each class are as follows:
Class A Class B
$ 88,343 7,913 $ 96,256
Administration Fee. Pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement, DIMA provides most administrative services to the Fund. For all services provided under the Administrative Services Agreement, the Fund pays DIMA an annual fee (“Administration Fee”) of 0.10% of the Fund's average daily net assets, computed and accrued daily and payable monthly. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Administration Fee was $168,736, of which $28,377 is unpaid.
Distribution Service Agreement. DeAWM Distributors, Inc. (“DDI”), an affiliate of the Advisor, is the Fund's distributor. In accordance with the Distribution Plan, DDI receives 12b‐1 fees of 0.25% of average daily net assets of Class B shares. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Distribution Service Fee was as follows:
Distribution Service Fee Class B
Unpaid at June 30, 2014
Service Provider Fees. DeAWM Service Company (“DSC”), an affiliate of the Advisor, is the transfer agent, dividend‐paying agent and shareholder service agent of the Fund. Pursuant to a sub‐transfer agency agreement among DSC and DST Systems, Inc. (“DST”), DSC has delegated certain transfer agent, dividend‐paying agent and shareholder service agent functions to DST. DSC compensates DST out of the shareholder servicing fee they receive from the Fund. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the amounts charged to the Fund by DSC were as follows:
June 30, 2014
Services to Shareholders Class A Class B
Typesetting and Filing Service Fees. Under an agreement with DIMA, DIMA is compensated for providing typesetting and certain regulatory filing services to the Fund. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the amount charged to the Fund by DIMA included in the Statement of Operations under “reports to shareholders” aggregated $11,709, of which $5,838 is unpaid.
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