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Vibrant Connections. 150 Years of Deutsche Bank in the United Kingdom

2023, 192pp

2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Deutsche Bank in London, the bank's first European foreign branch. After a short time, the London Agency developed into the most important branch of Deutsche Bank. Before the First World War, around 330 employees worked for the London branch, many of them young Germans who came to London to gather valuable foreign work experience as they developed their careers. All this ended, when the UK entered the war against the German Reich in 1914. The branch was closed. Liquidation proceedings for the London Agency were initiated, which lasted until 1928.  It was not until 1973 that the bank reopened an office in London, initially only as a representative office. Just three years later, the representative office was converted into a branch, making it Deutsche Bank's first foreign branch since the end of the Second World War. Today, Deutsche Bank employs more than 7,000 people in the UK and is one of the largest employers in the City of London. 

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Deep Roots - 150 Years of Deutsche Bank in Asia Pacific

2022, 192 pp. 

Since its foundation, Deutsche Bank has always aspired to be a Global Hausbank, a bank that is the first point of contact for its clients in all financial matters with a global network and local expertise. Asia Pacific was central to this strategy from the start. That’s why the Bank's first foreign branches outside Europe were opened in Shanghai and Yokohama in 1872. More branches followed and this is where Deutsche Bank first connected European companies to the rest of the world - and began directing cross-border capital to finance the growth of industries, economies, and markets. This book tells the story of how it happened with captivating pictures from 150 years.

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Woven in - 125 Years of Deutsche Bank in Latin America

Special edition for the Historical Association of Deutsche Bank, Munich: Piper, 2012, 191 pp., multilingual English/Spanish/Portuguese

How closely Deutsche Bank is interwoven with Latin America is shown in this illustrated history. Ever since the doors of its first branch opened in Argentina in 1887, Deutsche Bank has been making a decisive contribution to economic developments in this major world region. This book tells the story of how it happened with captivating pictures from five countries over 125 years.

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Deutsche Bank in China

Munich: Piper 2008, 136 pp., approx. 200 images

Deutsche Bank first established a presence in China with the opening of an office in Shanghai. Today it is a locally incorporated bank in China, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, as well as regional hub in Hong Kong SAR. This book tells the history of Deutsche Bank in China from the magnificence of the late 19th century of the fascinating excitement of the present. It is a story in pictures that could hardly be more colourful, diverse or replete with historical detail.

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Christopher Kobrak – Banking on Global Markets. Deutsche Bank and the United States, 1870 to the Present

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 484pp.

Banking on Global Markets uses the story of the business and political dealings of Germany’s largest bank with the United States to illuminate important developments in the ongoing globalization of major financial institutions. Throughout its nearly 140-year-long history, Deutsche Bank served as one of Germany’s principal vehicles for forging economic and other links with the rest of the world. Despite some early successes in the face of severe obstacles, for Deutsche Bank the U.S. market probably remained its highest foreign priority and its most frustrating challenge. As with many foreign investors, Deutsche Bank found its hopes of harnessing America’s enticing opportunities dashed by many regulatory and political barriers. Relying on primary-source material, Banking on Global Markets traces Deutsche Bank involvement with the U.S. in the context of a changing national and international regulatory and economic environment, which set the stage for its strategies and activities in the U.S. and, at times, even in its home country. It is the story of how international cooperation furthered and conflict hindered those endeavors, and how international banking evolved from a very personalized business between nations to one dominated by enormous transnational markets. It is a work designed for anyone interested in how cross-border flows of information and capital have affected history and how our modern form of globalization distinguishes itself from that of earlier periods. A professor of finance and writer of history, Christopher Kobrak weaves together how these financial, political and institutional developments have helped shape the emerging new international order.
Christopher Kobrak teaches corporate finance and business history at ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, concentrating on international finance, history of capital markets, and financial theory. His publications include: National Cultures and International Competition: The Experience of Schering AG, 1851–1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk, 1920–1945, edited with Per Hansen (New York: Berghahn Books, 2004).

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