Top banker said 'anxious' before his death


Bank said to have left notes for friends and family that 'show clear evidence of suicidal intent'.

Bloomberg News reports that William Broeksmit, a retired Deutsche Bank risk executive who hung himself at his London home in January, was 'anxious' about probes at the lender, a doctor said in a report read at a coroner’s inquest.

Broeksmit, 58, was seeing a psychologist and sleeping badly in the months before his suicide, Coroner Fiona Wilcox said at the inquest today, reading from a report from his general practitioner. Broeksmit left notes for friends and family that 'show clear evidence of suicidal intent', Wilcox said.

Broeksmit had two stints at Deutsche Bank, Europe’s biggest investment bank by revenue, first from 1996 to 2001, then from 2008 until his retirement in February 2013. He worked as an independent consultant in the interim. When he rejoined the bank in 2008 it was in a newly created position, head of portfolio risk optimization.

'Bill was not under suspicion of wrongdoing in any matter', Kathryn Hanes, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank, said in an e-mailed statement after the inquest.

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