Deutsche shrinks ‘bad bank’ 30% in 2019

German lender Deutsche Bank cut €111.1 billion ($122.6 billion) of assets from its capital release unit (CRU) in 2019, as it ploughed ahead with its restructuring plan. 

Total assets at the CRU were €259.2 billion at end-2019, down –30% from the year prior. As a share of Deutsche’s total assets, the CRU made up 20%, down from 27% in 2018. Leverage exposure attributable to the unit shrunk –55% over the year to €126.9 billion.  

Risk-weighted assets at the CRU dropped €26.2 billion (–36%) to €45

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