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"We are a bank. We are a regulated entity. We don’t have much latitude in what we do"


- John Cryan, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, knows his options are limited as he tries to halt the bank’s decline 

 

 

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"We can’t say to our clients that we are exiting parts of the business. You can’t offer a guest coffee or tea, but say there is no water. If you are serving your clients, you have to deliver the full suite of products they need."

- Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas, doesn’t but in to the view that investment banks can pick and choose the markets they are in

 

 

Western Europe: Repositioning CaixaBank 

"The important thing is to be useful"

- Isidro Fainé, chairman of CaixBank, gives his peers a masterclass in simple summation of what his bank is for 

 

 

  

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"There are progressive thinkers in this industry, but it’s usually difficult to come across them. The number of questions is growing faster than the number of answers"

- Finnish bank OP’s chief strategy officer Tom Dählstrom is looking for like minded people to rip up the traditional concepts of banking

   

  

 

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"It has been managed very well for many years. That basically makes it the biggest challenge"

- What would other recently installed bank chief executives give to have the problems facing Santander Mexico’s new boss, Hector Grisi?