Michael Reuther, head of Commerzbank’s Corporates & Markets division and Group Treasury, has been at the firm since 2006. In his time at Commerzbank he has not only had to deal with the aftermath of the subprime crisis but also steer the firm’s corporate and investment bank through the upheaval of an acquisition. He recently spoke to Toby Fildes about his vision for the future of the firm and his thoughts on the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.
EUROWEEK: Youve said that you want Commerzbank to be big enough to be meaningful and small enough to be flexible. Thats a good soundbite, but is there a danger youll just become mid-sized and meaningless?Michael Reuther, Commerzbank:
If you want to be everything to everyone, globally, then yes,