Deutsche Bank strikes it big with oil-linked notes

Investors shrug off smaller coupons and higher barriers in August

Sales of Deutsche's crude oil futures notes peaked last month

Deutsche Bank sold more structured products linked to crude oil futures contracts in August than in any other month in 2014, despite paying lower coupons than similar notes issued earlier this year. The bank sold 21 notes linked to crude oil futures in August, the highest number of any month this year, according to Sorin Ionescu, head of commodities structuring at Deutsche Bank in London. The notes allow investors to take the view that the price of the nearby month's crude oil futures contrac