Frankfurt, June 1, 2012
Deutsche Bank announces further details of the future strategic management approach
Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) announced further details of the future strategic management approach and operating principles agreed by the Management Board at its meeting today.
Strategy process underway
Having assumed their new positions today, the Management Board has agreed to communicate a long-term strategy in September following a period of inclusive dialogue with shareholders, clients, employees, and other key stakeholders.
Jürgen Fitschen, Co-Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, said: “At Deutsche Bank, we have a tradition of developing and articulating a clear strategy across businesses, regions and infrastructure. A core part of this strategic process will be to listen to our key stakeholder groups.”
Clear commitment to universal banking model
The Bank will strengthen its balanced universal banking model by establishing a new business division called Asset and Wealth Management (“AWM”). AWM will stand equally alongside the other business divisions Corporate Banking & Securities (“CB&S”), Global Transaction Banking (“GTB”) and Private & Business Clients (“PBC”). AWM will be created by integrating the Bank’s existing asset management and wealth management businesses.
Anshu Jain, Co-Chairman of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee, said: “We have an enduring commitment to our universal banking model and will implement a team-based approach to leadership going forward.”
Business Allocation Plan approved
At its meeting today, the Management Board unanimously approved the Bank’s Business Allocation Plan which defines the responsibilities of Management Board members and the operating model of the Management Board.
|Infrastructure Functions||Responsible Board Member|
|Co-Chairmen functions||Jürgen Fitschen, Anshu Jain|
|Chief Financial Officer||Stefan Krause|
|Chief Operating Officer||Henry Ritchotte|
|Chief Risk Officer||Stuart Lewis|
|Human Resources, Legal and
|Regional Management||Responsible Board Member|
|Germany, Asia Pacific, Americas,
Middle East & North Africa and UK
|Europe (excluding Germany and UK)||Stephan Leithner|
|Business Divisions||Responsible Board Member|
|Asset & Wealth Management
Corporate Banking & Securities
Global Transaction Banking
|Private & Business Clients||Rainer Neske|
|Corporate Investments||Jürgen Fitschen|
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