In 2010 Deutsche Bank successfully completed the Eye Fund, an innovative investment vehicle amounting to USD 14.5 million, which provides start-up financing for the expansion of eye care clinics in the world’s poorer regions. We support the renewal of infrastructure in economically deprived communities in the United States through loans and investments. For this work, the Federal Reserve Bank awarded us an “outstanding” rating for the 19th consecutive time.
The year was overshadowed by a number of natural catastrophes, among them earthquakes in Haiti and Chile and floods in Pakistan. Deutsche Bank, its foundations, clients and staff together contributed more than € 5 million for the people affected by these disasters. Wherever possible, our employees support relief action locally – fulfilling our claim of giving more than money.