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Well, here's a thought that made our head spin:

Deutsche Bank AG executives have discussed creating a new unit to house unwanted assets and businesses that could be earmarked for closure, part of contingency planning under way should a possible merger with German rival Commerzbank AG fall through, according to people familiar with the matter.

What is Deutsche Bank if not a unit of unwanted assets and businesses that could be earmarked for closure? And, yes, we're being glib...that's why we left out all the legal liabilities.

Listen, we get that merger negotiations with Commerzbank are fraught what with the deal being the last best chance for Deutsche Bank to survive in any form even remotely resembling itself, but we can't help noticing that the real hang-up in the deal seems to be that Deutsche is already a "bad bank."

Deutsche Bank Considers Forming ‘Bad Bank’ [WSJ]


Deutsche Commerzbank Sid Nancy

Deutsche Bank Leaves Commerzbank At The Altar Because Apparently Beggars CAN Be Choosers

It s starting to seem like Deutsche Bank doesn't have a clear picture of itself.


Deutsche Bank Turns In Disappointing Results For One Its Few Remaining Quarters

Christian Sewing now contemplating just running the whole show out of some WeWorks.


Deutsche Bank CFO Incredulous That People Actually Believe The Merger Rumors Swirling Around His Tire Fire Of A Bank

James von Moltke cannot believe that the press has the balls to say that anyone wants to merge with Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Ragnarok

Deutsche Bank Somehow Still A Thing That Exists

Admitting to collecting fees from a notorious sex criminal is somehow only the third-worst thing that has happened to Deutsche Bank in the last 24 hours.


Deutsche Bank's Head Investment Banker Is Facing The Ax Because No Duh

Paul Achleitner has created a situation in which he feels that he can't afford to fire the chief of his failing investment banking unit.


Deutsche Bank Exec Appears To Be Totally Unaware That Deutsche Bank Is Headquartered In Germany

New rule: The only bank not allowed to bitch about moving to Frankfurt is the one already fucking based there.

Deutsche Bank boom

Guy In Charge Of Deutsche Bank's Future Reportedly Decides His Future Is Not At Deutsche Bank

Tommaso Zanobini seems to not be Deutsche's global head of fintech banking anymore.