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Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced changes to the responsibilities of members of the Group Executive Committee (GEC). Effective immediately, the responsibilities of GEC members are as follows:
The Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) will be jointly headed by Michael Cohrs and Anshu Jain.
Michael Cohrs remains Head of Global Corporate Finance. In addition he
becomes responsible for Global Banking Division and Global Transaction
Anshu Jain becomes Head of Sales and Trading. In this capacity Jain is
responsible for Deutsche Bank’s Global Equities and Global Markets
Private Clients and Asset Management (PCAM) will be jointly headed by Kevin Parker, Pierre de Weck and Rainer Neske.
Kevin Parker becomes Head of Asset Management.
Pierre de Weck remains Head of Private Wealth Management (PWM).
Rainer Neske remains Head of Private and Business Clients (PBC).
Juergen Fitschen becomes Head of Regional Management worldwide. In addition, Fitschen becomes Chairman of a newly-created Management Committee Germany.
Tom Hughes has, for personal reasons, requested a sabbatical leave of absence to deal with pressing family matters that require his attention in the near term. He continues to be a member of the GEC.
The roles and responsibilities of the members of the Board of Managing Directors (Vorstand) remain unchanged, as does Deutsche Bank’s segmental reporting.
Josef Ackermann, Spokesman of the Board of Managing Directors and Chairman of the GEC, said: “These new responsibilities on the Group Executive Committee will improve the service to our clients and will strengthen regional representation on the GEC. In Germany, we have created a platform which will coordinate delivery to our clients and further improve our service in our important home market.
“The alignment of complementary business lines and streamlining of the bank’s management structure will unlock revenue and cost synergies, paving the way for the bank to achieve its stated goal of a 25% underlying pre-tax return on equity by the end of 2005.”
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