Tokyo, September 21, 2005

Deutsche Securities boosts investment banking client coverage


Koichi Sakurada Appointed as Head of Financial Institutions Group in Japan
Deutsche Securities Limited Tokyo Branch (DSL) today announced the appointment of Koichi Sakurada as Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Global Banking. In order to meet the diverse and complex needs of its clients, DSL has been reinforcing its highly specialized investment banking client coverage groups to target individual financial and industrial sectors. This appointment is part of a move to strengthen DSL's overall investment banking business platform. 

Prior to joining DSL, Mr. Sakurada was most recently Co-head of the Japan Financial Institutions Group at the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley. He also previously served in several other key roles with the company, including that of Co-head of Equity Capital Markets, Tokyo. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sakurada played an important role in a number of major M&A transactions, as well as being actively involved with financing areas such as debt and equity finance, privatization, and IPOs.

Kohei Yuki, Managing Director and Head of Global Banking at DSL, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Koichi on board. Recently we have seen Japanese financial institutions developing new business models to increase profitability and enhance corporate value. Koichi has a proven track record in financing as well as in advisory transactions, in both the domestic and international financial sectors We strongly believe that the wealth of his experience and expertise will enable us to better serve the complex and diverse needs of Japanese financial institutions as they implement new business models."

Jorge Calderon, Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Global Banking, Deutsche Bank, said: "Koichi's is an important hire for Deutsche Bank that will further enhance our capability to provide both Japanese and international financial clients with strategic advisory services." He added, "Deutsche Bank has the highest level of commitment to its Financial Institutional Group, a business that allows us to fully combine and maximize the products and services of our Global Banking and Global Markets divisions both locally and internationally. In hiring such a strong head for FIG in Japan, we significantly enhance our positioning in this sector."

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Securities Limited, Tokyo Branch
Aston Bridgman 
(81 3) 5156 7709
Communications, Region Japan

 

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Deutsche Securities Limited, Tokyo Branch (Representative in Japan, Tokyo Branch Manager: John Macfarlane), Deutsche Bank, Tokyo Branch (Representative in Japan, Tokyo Branch Manager: Yasukazu Aiuchi), Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Limited (President: Toshihiro Hirose), and Deutsche Trust Bank Limited (President: Sekizaki Tsukasa) belong to the Deutsche Bank Group. In total, the Group employs about 1,100 people in Japan. Deutsche Bank Group is engaged primarily in investment banking for corporate and institutional clients, corporate banking, private wealth management, and asset management.

 




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