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Investment Bank Chief Garth Ritchie Defies Gravity at Deutsche Bank

  • Investment bank head rose in ‘Game of Thrones’ environment
  • Division has lost one-third of revenue under his leadership
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Deutsche Bank's Ritchie in Limbo as CEO Weighs Senior Shakeup
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Garth Ritchie kept rising at Deutsche Bank AG long after the investment-banking division he leads began to fall. Gravity may finally be catching up.

Ritchie, 50, has gained more and more power since 2005, helping to shape the investment bank even as it began sinking under legal probes, mounting costs and poor performance. He came close to leaving Germany’s biggest lender last year. Instead, he was promoted.