Investment Advice

Confronting the Fear Factor

05.10.2016, Berlin - Veranstaltung „Investment Live” – Die Anleger-Initiative von Deutsche Bank und Handelsblatt FinanzmarktForum Berlin in der Mercedeswelt. hier: Asoka Wöhrmann photo: Marko Priske © 2016 phone: +49 170 4818957
Deutsche Bank's Germany retail banking chief Asoka Wöhrmann did his best to dispel rumors that his bank is in serious financial difficulty.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Finding the best ways to invest money has rarely been more important than in today’s uncertain, low-interest rate market environment.

  • Facts


    • Experts talked about the current environment and offered their recommendations at an “Investment Live” event in Berlin this week, hosted by Handelsblatt and Deutsche Bank.
    • Market volatility for a portfolio with a similar ratio of stocks to bonds has risen from 2 percent in 2004 to 11 percent today.
    • Geopolitical crises are one of the biggest drivers of volatility, as is the outcome of the U.S presidential election in November.
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Deutsche Bank’s top brass piled into the Berlin auditorium primed to give investors their best advice on how to wade through the countless uncertainties facing markets these days. But before they could begin, there was one elephant that needed to be ushered out of the room.

“The situation in our bank is better than described by outsiders,” Asoka Wöhrmann, head of retail banking for Germany at Deutsche Bank, said in reaction to the latest run of bad headlines for Germany’s largest bank.

His comments came amid a heated debate – and massive market volatility – over the threat of a $14-billion (€12.6 billion) fine in the United States, which has raised doubts about the bank’s capital resources and even evoked the possibility of a government bailout.

The run of headlines have sent the bank’s share price to a record low, worrying the bank’s shareholders and its customers.

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