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Deutsche Bank Disagrees With Analysts on Investment Bank's Role

  • Analysts say lender needs deeper changes to securities unit
  • CEO, Chairman plead for more time with existing strategy
Commerzbank And Deutsche Bank To Possibly Merge

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The future of Deutsche Bank AG’s investment bank is shaping up as the key issue as executives, analysts and shareholders regroup following the collapse of merger talks with Commerzbank AG.

Analysts are urging Germany’s largest bank to consider more radical changes to the securities unit, with Citigroup Inc. calling it the “only option left.” So far, their calls are falling on deaf ears as Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing and Supervisory Board Chairman Paul Achleitner both pleaded for more time to implement their existing strategy.