Last year, Deutsche Bank reported very strong third quarter results in CB&S including record results in Debt S&T, reflecting very active markets that were reacting to OMT and its impact on containing the Euro crisis. This year, the third quarter has had no such catalyst and market activity was substantially lower which has affected our CB&S revenues.
We currently anticipate Debt Sales & Trading revenues in the third quarter to decline significantly from last year, driven by three factors:
One: lower customer volumes and market volatility;
Two: more difficult trading conditions in certain products because of market concerns that quantitative easing and other stimulative policies would end; and
Three: the ongoing de-risking of our Debt Sales & Trading franchise.
In Equity Sales & Trading we continued to perform well in the quarter, and our other business divisions – PBC, GTB and DeAWM – are performing in line with our expectations.
Furthermore, we anticipate taking additional litigation reserves.
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