In our web poll last week, we asked readers to guess who Deutsche Bank will pick as its next chief executive.
The bank’s succession issue has dragged on since 2009, when Josef Ackermann extended his contract to 2013, partly to give the board more time to find a replacement. With little progress since then, some shareholders are starting to demand the board works harder to bring the matter to a close.
In a letter, Hermes Equity Ownership Services said that the lack of progress in naming a successor was “harmful not only to potential candidates, but particularly to the company”.
To many outsiders, Anshu...