Awards for Excellence 2012: Best Investment Bank
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Awards for Excellence 2012: Best Investment Bank

The bank has made further progress in equity capital markets and M&A, winning many new clients, building on its familiar leadership in flow markets, all while dialling down risk.

Awards for Excellence 2012

Best Investment Bank: Deutsche Bank

Also nominated: Citi and Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank’s leadership in global investment banking is built on the foundation of its dominant position across most of the traded financial markets. In foreign exchange, it has been ranked number one for market share in Euromoney’s annual ranking for eight years. It is the top-ranked firm globally in all rates derivatives across the major currencies, according to Euromoney’s survey published in March. Intriguingly, for a bank headquartered in the eurozone, Deutsche is now the top-ranked firm for market share in dollar rates: the goal of long and steady investment by the bank.

Since Anshu Jain, then co-head of Deutsche’s corporate and investment bank and now co-chief executive of the whole bank, took the key strategic decisions three years ago to close down proprietary trading and exit some of the principal businesses at the centre of the financial system crisis in 2008 and 2009, Deutsche has concentrated its bankers’ efforts on addressing customers’ requirements instead of devising ever-more complex products for its traders.

A classic example: in March 2012, Deutsche executed the largest-ever longevity hedge, for Aegon, by finding a way to distribute longevity risk to real-money investors for the first time.

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