Anshu Jain sounds relaxed at the end of 2009. “The system is recovering and confidence has been restored,” he tells Risk. Equally, he is certain Deutsche Bank and the capital markets business he runs have bounced back from the crisis of 2008 into a winning position. It is a good time, then, to reflect on his career there since 1995.
“We chose to build this place and how we built it,” he says. A golfer, the analogy he draws is with a classic links course such as a St Andrews or a Turnberry, in