Deutsche Bank Report

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BT chairman Jan du Plessis to retire

"The exit of Du Plessis follows pressure in recent years from shareholders including activist investor Greenlight Capital to break up the company. Concerns over its investment strategy were raised within the first year of its operation, when two of the company's founding partners — chief operating officer Nick Hamilton and chief legal and compliance officer Gray Smith — resigned after falling out with Woodford and chief executive Craig Newman. 2m loss last year on revenue of $102m.

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Deutsche Bank under pressure over derivatives sales in Spain

The rules permit clients to ask to be treated as more sophisticated in order to access a wider range of products, and Deutsche encouraged clients to do so. Deutsche Bank is under pressure over its sale of complex currency products in Spain as regulators await the results of an internal probe into contracts that pushed some small companies into financial distress and led to a series of out-of-court settlements. The Financial Times reported last month that Deutsche had launched an investigation codenamed Project Teal after clients complained they had been sold sophisticated derivatives products they did not understand.

UK plc up for sale as overseas buyers eye bargains

Sir Nigel Rudd, who, as chairman, sold UK companies including Pilkington, Invensys and Boots to foreign buyers, agreed that investors were failing to properly value British industrial companies. US investors were prepared to see companies take on debt to grow, whereas UK fund managers were now saying they were "really worried about the level of debt you have", he added. "My concern coming out of Brexit is that UK companies will be sold cheaply, " he said.

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    BT chairman Jan du Plessis to retire

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