Ex-Deutsche bank executive found dead in Chelsea home


Sad to report.

William Broeksmit, a recently retired executive at Deutsche Bank who worked at Merrill Lynch in the 1990s with Anshu Jain, now Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive officer, has died. He was 58.

He died on January 26th at his home in London, according to a memo to staff obtained by Bloomberg News. Deutsche Bank spokesman Michael Golden confirmed the contents, which didn’t give a cause of death.

When asked by telephone about Broeksmit’s death, London police confirmed in a statement that a 58-year-old man was found hanging at an Evelyn Gardens address on January 26th. Police said they aren’t treating the death as suspicious. 

'He was considered by many of his peers to be among the finest minds in the fields of risk and capital management', Jain and co-CEO Juergen Fitschen wrote in the memo. They said Broeksmit was 'instrumental as a founder of our investment bank' and called him 'a dear friend and colleague to many of us who benefited from his intellect and wisdom'.

Hit the link below to access the complete Bloomberg article:

William Broeksmit, Former Deutsche Bank Risk Manager, Dies at 58

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