Deutsche Bank CEO Just Gave A Terrifying Speech In Frankfurt
Sep. 5, 2011
Josef Ackermann just gave a terrifying speech about the fragility of the Euro banking sector right now.
At a conference in Frankfurt he said, “It is an open secret that numerous European banks would not survive having to revalue sovereign debt held on the banking book at market levels.”
We have translated the speech based on Handelsbatt’s, the organizer of the event where Ackermann spoke, account of it.
“In recent weeks, the distrust of the financial markets has spread to the banks because they are now suffering from the debt crisis in Europe and have a lot of exposure to, for example, Greek bonds.”
“Since the financial crisis, some European banks have lost a third or more of their market capitalization,” he said, according to Google Translate.
“Most institutions have a rating of “below the book value or at best.”