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Remembering Hilmar Kopper, German banker who exemplified the 1990s

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Remembering Hilmar Kopper, German banker who exemplified the 1990s

Friday 19 November 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.46.5

Obituary: Hilmar Kopper, a giant of European banking

By John Orchard and Clive Horwood

Hilmar Kopper epitomised a bygone era of European banking. The former head of Deutsche Bank, who died last week at the age of 86, was a gentleman banker to his core. He ran Deutsche in the 1990s, when it was the bank that all others watched and many feared. He saw his own tenure not as a means of wealth accumulation or self-aggrandisement, but as a temporary stewardship of a firm to which he devoted his entire working life.

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Report: Central bank digital currencies and gold

The world is poised for the next step in the evolution of money. Central banks have seized on the possibilities brought about by our highly digital world with the development of central bank digital currencies. Although several different models for CBDCs are being considered, they all represent a step forward in the relationship between central banks and the currencies they issue. This report examines the potential paths which CBDCs might take and their impact on gold. It serves as a starting point for thinking about the wider impacts of CBDCs on our relationship with money.

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