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Introduction

Deutsche Bank AG, familiarly known 
as "German Bank" is a German global 
banking and financial services company, 
with its headquarters located in the 
Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. 
As of June 2017 Deutsche Bank is the 
16th largest bank in the world by total 
assets. The bank has more than 100,000 
employees spread across 70 countries, 
along with a large presence in Europe, 
America, Asia-Pacific and the emerging 
markets. In 2009, Deutsche Bank ranked 
as the largest foreign exchange dealer in 
the world with a market share of 21%. 

Deutsche Bank's core business lies within 
investment banking, which represents 
50% of equity, 75% of leverage assets and 
50% of profits. The object of the company 
is to transact banking business of all kinds, 
in particular to promote and facilitate 
trade relations between Germany, other 
European countries and overseas markets. 
In addition to that, they offer financial 
products and services for corporate and 
institutional clients along with private and 
business clients. Their services include 
sales, trading, research and origination of 
debt and equity; mergers and acquisitions 
(M&A); risk management products, 
such as derivatives, corporate finance, 

wealth management, retail banking, fund 
management and transaction banking. 

History

Deutsche Bank was founded in Berlin in 
1870 as a specialist bank for foreign trade. 
Three of the founders of this bank were 
Georg Siemens, Adelbert Delbrück and L. 
Bamberger. Previous to the establishment 
of Deutsche Bank, German importers 
and exporters used to rely on English and 
French banking institutions in the world 
markets.

Deutsche bank's statute was adopted on 
22 January 1870, and later on 10 March 
1870 the Prussian government granted 
them a banking license, exerting greater 
stress on foreign business. The bank's first 
domestic branches were inaugurated in 
1871 and 1872, in Bremen and Hamburg. 
In Germany, the bank was instrumental 
in the financing of bond offerings of 
steel company Krupp and introduced the 
chemical company Bayer to the Berlin 
stock market. 

The bank merged with other local banks 
in 1929 to create Deutsche Bank and 
Disconto-Gesellschaft, which has been 
marked as the biggest ever merger incident 
in German banking history. The merger 
came with an impeccable timing to aid 

counteract the emerging world economic 
and banking crisis. In 1937, the company 
renamed themselves to Deutsche Bank. 

Following Germany's defeat in World 
War II, the Allied authorities, ordered 
Deutsche Bank's break-up into ten 
regional banks in 1948. These 10 regional 
banks were later consolidated into three 
major banks in 1952: Norddeutsche 
Bank AG; Süddeutsche Bank AG; and 
Rheinisch-Westfälische Bank AG. In 
1957, these three banks merged to form 
Deutsche Bank AG with its headquarters 
in Frankfurt. In October 2001, Deutsche 
Bank got listed on the New York Stock 
Exchange. The company's headquarters, 
the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers building, 
was extensively renovated later in 2007.

Activities

Client Centricity

Deutsche Bank is structured for serving 
three types of clients– private clients, 
fiduciaries & institutions, and corporates, 
with following business divisions - 

1. Private & Commercial Bank is 

considered to be as one of the clear 
market leaders in Germany by a huge 
number of clients. Postbank, Deutsche 
Bank’s international Private & 

DEUTSCHE BANK

Deutsche Bank AG, familiarly known as "German Bank" is a German global 
banking and financial services company, with its headquarters located in the 
Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. 

GLOBAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Deutsche Bank's core business lies within investment banking, which represents 50% of equity, 

75% of leverage assets and 50% of profits. The object of the company is to transact banking 

business of all kinds, in particular to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany, 

other European countries and overseas markets.