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    Clawbacks Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    Those shares DB awarded you to make up for the ones you were leaving with your old employer? They’re going to need those back.

    Deutsche Bank has become the first global bank to introduce rules allowing it to strip staff of bonuses they earned at previous employers in the latest crackdown on pay. The largest European lender by assets has significantly tightened its bonus rules this year, enabling it to take back unvested shares that newly hired senior staff received in exchange for stock earned at another bank.

    The German banks’ stricter bonus rules, which came into force in January, apply to all new senior hires considered to be involved in the bank’s risk-taking, a spokesman said. These more than 1,300 “regulated employees“ include managing directors in the corporate and investment bank and members of the management committees of all other units. One recruitment expert warned the rule could make it harder for Deutsche Bank to attract senior talent as the potential job candidates might not be willing to put at risk stock earned at a previous bank.

    Deutsche Bank Turns Screws On Bonuses [FT]

    / Aug 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Authorities Would Like To Add That Deutsche Bank Executive “Ruthlessly Beaten” By LAPD May Or May Not Have Been On “White Lightning” At The Time

    A couple weeks back, Deutsche Bank vice chairman and managing director Brian Mulligan filed a claim with the city of Los Angeles, letting people know he intended to sue for $50 million over an incident that took place involving the LAPD, which left the media banker with “a broken shoulder blade and 15 nasal fractures.” According to Mulligan, police officers abducted him from a street corner, drove him to a motel, told him to wait there for a few hours, and then beat him so “ruthlessly” he “barely looked human” when they were done. According the LAPD, several calls had been placed about a man in the area “trying to break into cars” that fit Mulligan’s description. They confronted the guy, who told them he was tired, which was why they drove him to the motel. He emerged hours later, started running through traffic, failed to heed their orders to get out of the street and assumed a “fighting stance,” hence the need to deal with him in an aggressive fashion. At the time, a spokesman for the LA County DA’s office said that there are no plans to file criminal charges and that the office would simply like to “have a discussion” with Mulligan to advise him on “how best to follow the law so that incidents like this don’t occur again.” Also, it’s possible he was experimenting with bath salts.

    The police report states that Mulligan was sweating profusely and walking with an unsteady gait when officers responded to reports that he was trying to break into cars in a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot. Mulligan told officers he was being chased and didn’t know why. He also stated that he had ingested “white lightning” and marijuana and that he had not slept for four days.

    Brian Mulligan On Bath Salts: Deutsche Bank Executive Said He Was On ‘White Lightning,’ Police Say [HP]
    Earlier: Deutsche Bank Managing Director, LAPD Not Yet Seeing Eye To Eye On Savage Beating “Incident”

    / Aug 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Deutsche Bank Managing Director, LAPD Not Yet Seeing Eye To Eye On Savage Beating “Incident”

    Yesterday afternoon, Deutsche Bank vice chairman and managing director Brian Mulligan filed a claim with the city of Los Angeles, letting it be known that he plans on suing for $50 million, over an altercation with the LAPD that left Mulligan with “a broken shoulder blade and 15 nasal fractures.” According to the media banker, he was minding his own business one night in May, when a couple of officers approached him, asked him what he was doing in the vicinity of a marijuana dispensary, searched his car (where they found a few thousand dollars), drove him to a motel and told him to wait there. Several hours later, still waiting, Mulligan says he started to become suspicious and decided to leave, at which point the officers returned and “began ruthlessly beating him” so badly he “barely looked human” when they were done. If this had happened to you, you might be a little upset too! The LAPD, however, claims that Mulligan has no reason to be angry with them and, in fact, owes the officers an apology, for his “outburst of erratic behavior.”

    The police version begins with a complaint about a man going through cars in a Jack-in-the-Box in the Highland Park area, according to LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph. Moments later, a second call came from another person about a man in the same area who appeared to be on drugs and trying to break into cars…The officers determined Mulligan matched the description of the suspect, but a police drug recognition expert determined he was not under the influence of drugs. Joseph said he could not clarify whether that included alcohol. Officers then searched Mulligan’s car and found thousands of dollars, Joseph said. Mulligan told the officers that he was exhausted, so the officers agreed to transport him to a motel, Joseph said. But first, they had to count the executive’s cash to make sure it was all still there after they transported him to the hotel, Joseph explained. The officers gave Mulligan’s money back to him, drove him to the motel and left him, concluding their response, Joseph said.

    A few hours later, at about 1 a.m., police received another call from the same area, this time about a man running in traffic. Officers observed Mulligan in the street, Joseph said. He defied officers’ orders to get out of the street, and instead went into a fighting stance and charged at the officers, according to Joseph. Officers tackled Mulligan and took control of him, Joseph said. During the take-down, the executive sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Police reported the incident as a categorical use of force and are conducting a standard investigation to determine if the force was necessary. Mulligan was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with law enforcement. He was booked on $25,000 bail and was released from jail on May 18.

    Despite Mulligan acting in such a way that some people thought required “force” to deal with, a spokesman for the LA County DA’s office said that there are no plans to file criminal charges and that the office would simply like to “have a discussion with him and advise him on how best to follow the law so that incidents like this don’t occur again.”

    Brian Mulligan, Deutsche Bank Executive, Says He’ll Sue LAPD Alleging Captive Beating [HP]
    Deutsche Bank Top Hollywood Banker Claims Police Beating [Bloomberg]

    / Aug 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    The Germans thought about it and decided yes, layoffs sound like a great idea.

    Deutsche Bank said it will eliminate 1,900 jobs, including 1,500 at the investment bank, as part of an effort to save 3 billion euros ($3.68 billion). Deutsche Bank, based in Frankfurt, forecast “substantial costs” to achieve the savings without giving a figure in a statement to the stock exchange today.

    The job reductions are part of a strategy review Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, Deutsche Bank’s new co-chief executive officers, are conducting as the lender grapples with declining revenue from the investment bank, which reported a 63 percent decline in second-quarter earnings today…“The time for vague promises of cultural change in our industry is long gone,” Jain said on a conference call with analysts and reporters. Deutsche Bank’s leaders are “totally determined to act quickly and decisively.”

    Deutsche Bank To Cut 1,900 Jobs In Bid To Save EU3 Billion [Bloomberg]

    / Jul 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Deutsche Bank Won’t Let A Little Libor Manipulation Or Earnings Miss Slow It Down

    Deutsche Bank had two weird little bits of gun-jumping news today, one good(ish), one bad […]

    / Jul 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    The Germans are considering sending some bankers to live on a farm upstate, where there’s plenty of fresh air and room to run around.

    Europe’s biggest bank by assets, is considering cutting about 1,000 positions at its investment bank as revenue declines, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The cuts will be mostly outside Germany, where the firm’s investment banking operations are focused, said the person, who asked not be identified as Deutsche Bank’s plan hasn’t been made public.


    / Jul 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Banks Defend Against Libor Lawsuits By Asking “Libor? Who Uses Libor, Anyway?”

    It’s no surprise that more Liborneriness is coming to a bank near you; with Barclays […]

    / Jul 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12: Asia

    The bad news is that Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and others have been making cuts and are expected to continue to do so. The good news is that not everybody is upset about it.

    Speaking to bankers and other industry sources, Reuters was able to confirm at least 50 people were let go in the past three weeks, a cull that includes senior expatriates as well as junior bankers. The cuts mainly target the equities business, with more layoffs expected in coming weeks. CLSA , Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and UBS were among the banks and brokerages that cut jobs, the sources said…The Asia cuts also come at an unexpected time, when expatriate finance professionals are preparing to hunker down for the summer while their families head home for the holiday. “I’m disappointed, but in some ways I’m glad I was cut early in this round, because everyone is looking over their shoulder,” said Cassandra Lister, who was recently let go as a managing director at Societe Generale in Hong Kong. “They’re looking around and wondering ‘Am I next?’ It’s a horrible work environment.”

    Asia’s Investment Banks Launch Round Of Job Cuts [Reuters]

    / Jun 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12? Deutsche Bank?

    Mr. Jain, 49 years old, played a central role in building Deutsche Bank’s investment-banking business […]

    / May 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Germans Still Not So Sure About This Anshu Jain Guy

    Tomorrow morning, Anshu Jain will start his new job as co-CEO of Deutsche Bank. Despite having previously overseen operations that produce 90 percent of the firm’s profits in any given quarter, sitting on the management committee, and generally being considered a “star” both within the company and among those who follow his work, chief executive officer is a title no one thought AJ would be given if he remained at DB, because 1) people back in Germany don’t like that he’s an investment banker and 2) “In Germany, no one can imagine an Indian working in London who does not speak German being CEO of Deutsche Bank.” To the haters’ chagrin, though, that’s exactly what’s about to happen. And if they want to continue bitching about it, they can be Jain’s guest– their insults go in one ear and out the other.

    While Mr. Jain has taken German lessons, he doesn’t speak the language, and Der Spiegel, the country’s best-selling weekly magazine, ran a 12-page cover story earlier this year laying much of the blame for Deutsche Bank’s troubles at Mr. Jain’s feet.

    Jain Takes The Reigns At Deutsche [WSJ]

    / May 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Deustche Bank: You Say We’re Too Big To Fail Like It’s A Bad Thing

    Bloomberg has this sort of surreal article today about Deutsche Bank basically quoting a bunch […]

    / Mar 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Deutsche Bank Is Not Above Shuffling a Few Pieces of Paper To Keep Nosy Regulators From Demanding $20bn in New Capital

    Two things always worth talking about are bank regulation and path dependency so here’s this […]

    / Mar 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    Deutsche Bank Treasures Its Reputation (For Making Economically Questionable Decisions) So Much That It Turned Down Free Money

    You may have heard that some shit is going down in Europe. This came as […]

    / Feb 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Bonus Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    Today is bonus communication day at DB and while there are no specifics to be […]

    / Feb 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Bonus Watch ’12: Deutsche Bankers Cannot Believe This Is Happening To Them

    Some employees are preemptively miffed and, frankly, insulted. “Deutsche bonus structure for Associates-Directors was revealed […]

    / Feb 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    When The Junior Analyst And The VP Disagree About The Model, Who Is Likely To Be Right?*

    Carrick Mollenkamp is a great reporter who currently owns one of my favorite niches: finding […]

    / Jan 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    Cuts are said to have gone down over the past two days.

    / Jan 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

    Cuts started yesterday and apparently the fun is not over yet.

    / Jan 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    Who Wants To Buy Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Business?

    They’re willing to entertain an offer.

    / Nov 22, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Wall Street Protests 2011: Snapple Guy Doesn’t Take Shit Or Prisoners

    As you may have heard, following the middle of night raid on Zuccotti Park by […]

    / Nov 18, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    This Europe Crap Is Throwing A Wrench In Josef Ackermann’s Plans To Be Out Of The Office Every Day By 5 This Year

    Deutsche Bank said Monday that the bank’s Chief Executive Josef Ackermann won’t take over as […]

    / Nov 14, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Deutsche Bank

    The Germans said this morning that 1) employees will face the ax if the “environment” […]

    / Oct 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Dick Bové Suggests Girding All Of Your Loins

    Sources believe that Europe’s banking giants, including Deutsche Bank, UBS and Credit Suisse, along with […]

    / Oct 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Deutsche Bank

    Well, okay, it wasn’t exactly a layoff in the strictness sense of the word, more […]

    / Oct 14, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Deutsche Bank

    The Germans are ‘considering’ saying good-bye to 500 non-Germans.

    / Oct 4, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Deutsche Bank

    Remember last week, when Deutsche Bank said a report they plan to save between 1 […]

    / Sep 6, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Layoffs Watch ’11: Deutsche Bank Has No Idea What You’re Talking About

    The Germans would like to put it out there that they have no plans to […]

    / Sep 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM