July 22 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has
found serious problems in Deutsche Bank AG's U.S.
operations, including shoddy financial reporting, inadequate
auditing and oversight and weak technology, the Wall Street
In a letter to the German lender's executives last December,
a senior official with the New York Fed described financial
reports produced by some of the bank's U.S. arms as "low
quality, inaccurate and unreliable," the report said.
"The size and breadth of errors strongly suggest that the
firm's entire U.S. regulatory reporting structure requires
wide-ranging remedial action," the Journal said, quoting
documents reviewed by it. (on.wsj.com/1r3VIn3)
The Dec. 11 letter said the bank had made "no progress" at
fixing previously identified problems, WSJ said.
Deutsche Bank was not immediately available for comment.
This was a "systemic breakdown" and "expose the firm to
significant operational risk and misstated regulatory reports,"
according to the letter from Daniel Muccia, a New York Fed
senior vice president responsible for supervising Deutsche Bank.
The letter ordered senior Deutsche Bank executives to ensure
steps were taken to fix the problems. It also said the bank
might have to restate some of the financial data it has
submitted to regulators, the Journal reported.
(Reporting by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)