of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers.
Building larger capital buffers can mean either raising capital by selling new shares, or by exiting risky investments and holdings _ since the capital requirement is measured against the value of outstanding loans and investments adjusted for how risky they are. The more risky a security or asset, the more capital must be held.
Deutsche Bank has put many of these assets in a separate unit which will manage their disposal. Jain said the bank's efforts during the year at selling off or writing down risky investments as the equivalent of selling (euro) 8 billion in new shares.