Deutsche Bank was cut to sell from hold at Goldman Sachs, which said Europe’s biggest bank by assets may have to transfer $13bn to its U.S. unit under new capital rules.
'Such an intragroup transfer would cause a sharp reduction in Deutsche Bank’s non-U.S. capitalization, which could increase pressure for an external recapitalization', the analysts said. 'The proposal is also stringent on funding, as it calls for a liquidity stress test. The impact on Deutsche Bank’s profit could be substantial'.
Deutsche Bank co-Chief Executive Officer Anshu Jain said in January he wants his firm to be 'very focused on the U.S.' because of its economic prospects and the presence the bank has built there.
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