Deutsche announces weak results after anointing Ackermann heirs

Deutsche Bank's results are down on lower sales and trading volumes, indicating the challenge ahead for newly named co-chairmen Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain.

Deutsche announces weak results after anointing Ackermann heirs
Anshu Jain, who will share Deutsche Bank's chairman role with Juergen Fitschen (AFP)

Deutsche Bank became another investment-banking casualty during the second quarter, as it took a hit from lower sales and trading volumes. The German bank announced the results just one day after naming Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain as successors to Josef Ackermann as co-chairmen of the board.

Net profit for the quarter reached 1.2 billion $1.7 billion, up marginally over the first quarter and flat year-on-year.

“In the current period, many...

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