Media Release December 22, 2020

Deutsche Bank Hires Chris Leonard as Head of US Rates Sales and Trading

Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB / NYSE: DB) today announced that Chris Leonard will join as Managing Director and head of its US Rates Sales and Trading complex. Leonard will be based in New York and report to James Davies, Head of Investment Bank Americas, and Kemal Askar, Head of Rates.

“Chris’ deep industry experience will augment the fantastic team we have in place,” said James Davies. “The Americas region is central to the growth of our Global Rates franchise and Chris’ talent will contribute to the continued success of the Investment Bank offering in the region.”

Leonard began his career at JPMorgan and brings two decades of experience on both the buy-side and sell-side. He joins Deutsche Bank from Barclays where he successfully built out its macro business in the Americas.

“Chris has an exceptional track record with respect to building businesses and we look forward to growing this franchise with him and the team in the years ahead,” said Kemal Askar.

As part of his new role, Leonard will also join Deutsche Bank’s Global Rates and Investment Bank Americas Executive Committees.

About Deutsche Bank

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