High margin cap markets businesses are key to Commerz plan

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By David Rothnie
03 Oct 2019

Commerzbank has come through a period of intense scrutiny with a no-nonsense strategy that reflects its culture. A dash of investment banking ambition is thrown in, writes David Rothnie.

Martin Zielke was short on razzmatazz as he unveiled Commerzbank’s new 5.0 strategy on September 25 with a gloomy prognosis about the state of European banking. The Commerzbank chief executive spent his introduction ticking off the list of “enormous” challenges facing European banks: negative interest rates, increasing ...

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