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Ex-Deutsche Bank exec 'anxious' about probes before suicide

LONDON--A former top executive at Deutsche Bank, who committed suicide in January, was worried about investigations into Germany's biggest lender, an inquest into his death heard on Tuesday.

William Broeksmit, a 58-year-old American who was well-known in the world of banking and retired in February last year, hanged himself at his London home, the Royal Courts of Justice in London was told.

He was "anxious about various authorities investigating areas of the bank where he worked," his psychologist said in written evidence heard by the inquest.

Broeksmit was an advisor to the bank's senior leadership.

Coroner Fiona Wilcox said the risk executive left several notes to "friends and family," which "show clear evidence of suicidal intent," while "there must have been planning and forethought."

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