Bloomberg News reports that the common equity Tier 1 ratio declined to 11.5% at the end of June, based on preliminary figures, from 12% three months earlier, the company said in a statement from Frankfurt late Monday.
Net income in the second quarter fell about 32% from a year earlier, the firm said without specifying how divisions performed.
Global regulators are ordering banks to hold more capital to absorb costs from so-called operational risks such as legal expenses for misconduct or losses from rogue traders. The requirements, which reflect developments in the wider industry, are among stricter rules designed to prevent a repeat of the taxpayer-funded bailouts of banks during the 2008 financial crisis.
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