Deutsche Bank AG said it has suspended “a small number of individuals” in its Moscow equities trading operation, pending the results of an internal review.
Tim Wiswell, who runs the firm’s Russian equities business, and Dina Maksutova, are among the employees who have been placed on temporary leave, said two people with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
“Our trading activities remain unchanged,” Dimitri Agishev, a Deutsche Bank spokesman in Moscow, said in an e-mailed statement Friday. He declined to identify the employees involved.
Deutsche Bank, which has one of the largest foreign investment banks in Russia, employs more than 1,000 in Moscow and St. Petersburg across its businesses, according to Agishev.