Deutsche Bank said mulling investment bank options - may shrink by 20%

Honey I Shrunk The Banks

Managers 'know where they’re not making enough money'.

Deutsche Bank, which runs Europe’s biggest investment bank, is looking at shrinking its trading businesses as it reviews three options to boost the firm’s profitability, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg News reports that to help lift returns, the bank is considering paring its interest-rate trading business and the prime finance activities that cater to hedge funds, said the person, who asked not to be identified speaking about private discussions.

One option would shrink the investment bank by almost a fifth, the person said.

Deutsche Bank’s managers 'know where they’re not making enough money', Alevizos Alevizakos, an analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in London, who predicts the shares will underperform, said by phone on Monday. 

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