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Deutsche Bank reportedly considering structural revamp

Key Points
  • Deutsche Bank's management board is considering converting the German lender into a holding company
  • This move that could make it easier to merge parts of the group 
  • No decision has yet been made
Christian Sewing, the new CEO of Deutsche Bank, speaks at the Deutsche Bank annual shareholders' meeting on May 24, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Shareholders, frustrated by years of poor performance by Deutsche Bank, are calling for Achleitner to step down.
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Deutsche Bank's management board is considering converting the German lender into a holding company, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, a move that could make it easier to merge parts of the group.

No decision has yet been made, and while such a structure would bring potential advantages for the group, a number of questions remain unanswered about how it would work in practice.

Deutsche Bank declined to comment.

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Key Points
  • Executives of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are increasingly open to the idea of a merger, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.
  • It said that German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz could also imagine a deal to combine Germany's two biggest lenders.