Active dialogue with investors and analysts
The interest shown by investors and financial analysts in the Deutsche Bank share remained high in 2013. In 2013 their questions focused primarily on the bank’s capital position and leverage ratio, details on litigation and the bank’s cost reduction program. Management and the Investor Relations team regularly reported on these matters and on the bank’s results in telephone conferences as well as in individual and group meetings. At events such as roadshows and broker conferences, the bank conducted more than 450 meetings (2012: 460) with equity and debt investors, some of which members of the Management Board also participated in. Deutsche Bank also continued to intensify its communications with investors who base their investment decisions on ecological, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Extensive internet service
Private investors usually contact the bank via its toll-free shareholder hotline and via the internet. Deutsche Bank’s Investor Relations website provides substantial financial information. The bank publishes all announcements and financial reports on the internet and broadcasts all major Investor Relations events, all conference calls and the speeches of the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders can register online to participate in the Annual General Meeting, and they can issue their voting instructions online in advance. The number of invitations to the Annual General Meeting sent by e-mail was around 55,600 in 2013 (2012: 51,700). Sending invitations by e-mail is convenient for the shareholder, helps to reduce costs and protects the environment.