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April 24, 2014

Deutsche Bank under pressure by investors to raise capital

“Deutsche Bank is facing pressure from investors to raise capital amid fears the bank is still not robust enough to cope with a tougher regulatory environment and a slump in global debt markets.

“Insiders at Germany’s largest lender are understood to accept as a real threat that the European regulators will direct them to raise fresh equity after eurozone-wide bank health checks later this year.

“Several peers including Barclays and Credit Suisse have in the past two years been compelled by local regulators to accelerate plans to raise capital. Deutsche, which declined to comment, has not seen similar demands but is expected to face a stricter oversight regime when the European Central Bank takes over in November.

“Several large investors told the Financial Times they were “unhappy” with top management over their slow response to issues ranging from capital weakness to legal investigations.”

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Read full Financial Times article here.

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