Deutsche Bank Switzerland
Origin of Deutsche Bank Switzerland
Deutsche Bank was founded 1870 by Adelbert Delbrück and Ludwig Bamberger. The first premises were in Berlin. The main purpose of establishing the bank was to finance Germany’s foreign trade.
Deutsche Bank has 2’425 branches of which 1’555 are in Germany.
The headquarter of Deutsche Bank is in Frankfurt. Deutsche Bank is the largest bank in Germany and one of the largest financial institutions in Europe and the world. Total assets are 1.475 billion Euro as of December 31, 2017. Deutsche Bank employes 97,535 people and operates in 60 countries. The bank offers a wide variety of investment, financial and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities and institutional clients around the world.
Philosophy and Strategy
Deutsche Bank’s strategy is to be a stronger, safer bank that is well positioned to pursue growth opportunities. The Bank wants to be more efficient and simpler, less risky, better capitalized and offer better executions.
Deutsche Bank is a leading European bank with a global reach with values that the bank expects of all their employees to apply every day. These values are integrity, client-centricity, sustainable performance, discipline, innovation, and partnership.
Services and Solutions
Deutsche Bank serves the needs of corporate, institutional, asset management and private clients. The Bank provides services in transaction banking, capital markets, corporate finance, wealth management, asset management, and retail banking.
Deutsche Bank is centered around three types of clients the bank serves – private clients, corporates and fiduciaries & institutions. Deutsche Bank has three business divisions:
- Private & Commercial Bank – this division is the clear market leader in Germany regarding clients. Postbank, Deutsche Bank’s international Private & Commercial Clients business and the Global Wealth Management business belong to this division.
- DWS – this division should gain more operational independence through a partial IPO and therefore gets better positioned for growth.
- Corporate & Investment Bank – this division comprises the bank’s Corporate Finance, Equities, Fixed Income & Currencies, and Global Transaction Banking business, mainly for a corporate client led business.
Corporate & Investment Bank
Deutsche Bank’s Corporate & Investment Bank division comprises the FIC Sales & Trading, Equity Sales & Trading, Financing, Origination & Advisory, and Global Transaction Banking businesses. The divisions bring together wholesale banking, risk management, and infrastructure across Deutsche Bank into one division.
The FIC Sales & Trading and Equity Sales & Trading businesses combine trading, sales, and structuring of a wide range of financial market products, including equities, bonds, and equity-linked products, exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, money market instruments, foreign exchange, and structured products.
Corporate Finance covers debt and equity advisory and origination as well as (M&A).
Global Transaction Banking provides trade finance, cash management, and securities services, and delivers the full range of commercial banking products and services for both corporate clients and financial institutions worldwide.
Private & Commercial Bank
The Private & Commercial Bank’s Corporate Division has four business units: Postbank, Private & Commercial Clients Germany, Private & Commercial Clients International and Wealth Management. The bank serves personal and private clients, small and medium-sized companies as well as wealthy private clients. The product range consists of payment and account services, credit and deposit products as well as investment advice. Deutsche Bank’s customers can choose between different possibilities to access the bank’s services and products namely through branches, advisory centers, mobile networks of independent consultants and online or mobile banking.
Deutsche Asset Management
The invested assets of DWS as of December 31, 2017, are more than 700 billion Euro. Deutsche Asset Management is one of the leading investment management organizations.
The investment capabilities of DWS are both active and passive strategies across an array of asset classes and include equities, fixed income, liquidity, real estate, infrastructure, private equity, and sustainable investments. DWS offers these products through a diverse range of wrappers including ETFs, Mutual Funds, and Separately Managed Accounts.
The key risks include financial risks such as credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and business risk. The non-financial risks are the operational risk and the reputation risk. An internal governance process manages the identification, mitigation, and assessment of the risks.
The diversity of Deutsche Bank’s business model requires them to assess, identify, manage and aggregate their risks and allocate the capital among the different businesses.
The risk management framework considers the following points: risk is only taken within a defined risk appetite, every risk taken has to be approved, the taken risks have to be adequately compensated, and the risks have to be continuously monitored and managed.
The risk strategy is approved by the Management Board annually.
Despite revenues headwinds, Deutsche Bank could improve its profitability in 2017. The Bank also reduced costs, but there is much more work to do. Deutsche Bank was successful in resolving legacy litigation matters and continued to invest in controls. The Bank made progress in executing on business strategies and technology initiatives. Deutsche Bank made tangible progress on its strategic plan. Deutsche Bank has a strong capital and liquidity position with a stable and diverse funding profile.
So far in 2018 Deutsche Bank is on track towards near-term cost and headcount targets. The Tier 1 ratio further strengthened, and the conservative balance sheet management provides a solid basis to support the expected business growth. The focus is clearly on revenues and sustainable profitability.
In Q3 2018 Deutsche Bank is showing a net profit of 229 million Euro.
Deutsche Bank aims to do business responsibly and sustainably. The bank supports education, enterprise, and communities through there corporate social responsibility. Deutsche Bank also supports young sporting talents and believes art and culture should be open to all.
Deutsche Bank has 592’977 shareholders of which 19 % are private shareholders, and 81 % are institutional shareholders including banks.
Deutsche Bank uses hashtags to invite conversation and engage their stakeholders across markets. The positive impact is about what the bank makes happen for others.
Deutsche Bank Switzerland – Facts & Figures
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|Phone||+41 58 111 01 11|
|Year of foundation||1870 (1980 CH)|
|No. of employees||97’535|
|Chairman||Dr. Paul Achleitner|
|Shareholder’s equity||63 bn EUR|
|Assets under Management||506 bn EUR|
|Assets under Management / Employees||5.187 mm EUR|
|Net profit||– 735 mm EUR|
|Net Profit / Employees||– 7’535 EUR|
|Tier 1 Ratio||14.0 %|
|Cost / Income Cost Ratio (CIR)||93.4 %|
Source: Annual Report DB Group 2017