Deutsche Bank

Annual Report 2017


The infrastructure functions perform control and service functions and, in particular, tasks relating to Group-wide, supra-divisional resource-planning, steering and control, as well as tasks relating to risk, liquidity and capital management.

The infrastructure functions are organized into the following areas of responsibility of our senior management:

  • Chairman: Management Board, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Group Audit, Corporate Strategy and Group Incident & Investigation Management
  • Chief Financial Officer: Group and Regional Finance including Cost Operations, Group Tax, Group Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate M&A and Investments, Group Management Consulting, Planning and Performance Management and Finance Change & Administration.
  • Chief Risk Officer: Credit Risk, Market Risk, Liquidity Risk, Enterprise Risk, Business aligned Risk management, Regional Risk management, Non-Financial Risk and Corporate Insurance
  • Chief Regulatory Officer: Group Regulatory Affairs, Government and Public Affairs, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime
  • Chief Administrative Officer: Legal including Data Protection, Global Governance and Human Resources including Corporate Executive Matters
  • Chief Operating Officer: Chief Information Officer, Technology and Operations, Digital Transformation, Corporate Services, Chief Security Officer and Chief Data Officer

All expenses and revenues incurred within the infrastructure functions and areas are fully allocated to our three corporate divisions.

From 2018 onwards, Infrastructure expenses associated with shareholder activities as defined in the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines will no longer be allocated to corporate divisions, but will be kept centrally and reported under Consolidation & Adjustments (C&A), which in this context will be renamed to “Corporate & Other”.

The bank decided in 2017 to move certain infrastructure employees to the divisions they provide service for in order to increase overall effectiveness and collaboration. This helped to increase the business divisions’ responsibility and autonomy with respect to their organizational and process-related decisions and led to a significant increase of the number of employees associated with the business divisions compared to 2016 – in particular in the Corporate & Investment Bank as well as in Deutsche Asset Management. Independent Control Functions generally remained in central areas.