Protesters outside Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt recently wearing masks depicting former chief executive Josef Ackermann, co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen, former board member Tessen von Heydebreck and former chief executive Rolf Breuer. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The German dramatist Bertolt Brecht once remarked drily that breaking into a bank is nothing compared to founding a bank. His observation hangs in the(...)

Deutsche Bank jointchief executive Jürgen Fitschen (fourth from right) and the former Deutsche Bank CEOs Rolf Breuer (third from right) and Josef Ackermann (fifth from right) wait for their trial in connection with the Kirch  bankruptcy in Munich. Photograph  by Jörg Koch/Getty Images

A fresh chapter in the long-running legal woes of Germany’s Deutsche Bank opened yesterday in Munich when joint chief executive Jürgen Fitschen appear(...)

Former Deutsche Bank  chief executive Josef Ackermann has been nominated as chairman of Bank of Cyprus.

Ackermann used his clout as head of Deutsche Bank to help save the euro by negotiating the biggest debt restructuring in history. Now, he’s been tappe(...)

Fabienne Wauthier, widow of Zurich Insurance finance chief Pierre Wauthier reacts as she addresses the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The widow of Pierre Wauthier, Zurich Insurance’s former chief financial officer, has launched a stinging attack on the Swiss insurer over its handl(...)

Zurich said two investigations by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority found no indication that Mr Wauthier was subjected to any undue or inappropriate pressur. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Global chief executive of Zurich Insurance Group Martin Senn has told The Irish Times the fallout from the suicide in August of chief financial office(...)

Martin Senn: “Overall, we are probably, for six to 12 months, optimistic with a good dosage of cautiousness for the first time since the financial crisis started in 2008.” Photograph: Eric Luke

On his time off, Martin Senn, the Swiss-born global chief executive of Zurich Insurance Group, loves to get stuck into a bit of DIY. “I am a handy man(...)

Josef Ackermann, who has resigned as  chairman of Zurich Financial Services Group  after  the death by suicide of  its chief financial officer. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Swiss insurer Zurich has confirmed its finance chief Pierre Wauthier left a note addressing his reportedly fraught relationship with supervisory board(...)

Josef Ackermann, the former chairman of Zurich Insurance, is seen in a camera viewfinder during a news conference in Frankfurt. Mr Ackermann resigned from the insurer earlier this week following the death of Zurich finance chief Pierre Wauthier, who named Mr Ackermann in his suicide note. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/Files/Reuters.

The chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance, Pierre Wauthier, named chairman Josef Ackermann in his suicide note, the company confirmed today as i(...)

Josef Ackermann is resigning from the board of Zurich with immediate effect after the company’s finance chief probably committed suicide. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Josef Ackermann, the chairman of Zurich Insurance and former Deutsche Bank boss, resigned today over the apparent suicide of the insurer’s chief finan(...)