History

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Deutsche Bank was founded in Berlin. Its purpose: "to transact banking business of all kinds, in particular to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany, other European countries and overseas markets".
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Deutsche Bank established its first overseas offices in Yokohama and Shanghai with the aim of expanding its businesses in the international markets. In 1875 the branches in Yokohama and Shanghai were liquidated due to losses in the silver trade.
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Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, in which Deutsche Bank held a major stake, established branches in Yokohama and one year later in Kobe. Its Yokohama branch was closed after the disastrous earthquake in 1923, and its Kobe branch in 1932.
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Deutsche Bank lead-managed Japan’s first ever bond issue in Germany. A bond for DM 100 million was issued by the prefecture and city of Osaka.
In the same year Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Ueberseeische Bank (DUB) – a fully owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, specialized on South America – jointly opened a representative office in Tokyo.
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The joint Deutsche Bank and DUB representative office in Tokyo was transformed into a branch of DUB.
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After the merger of Deutsche Bank and DUB, Deutsche Bank transformed the DUB branch into its own Tokyo branch.
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Acquisition and integration of Bankers Trust in the U.S.A.
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Deutsche Bank in Tokyo relocated to Sanno Park Tower.

History of Banking Business

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1870 Deutsche Bank was founded in Berlin as a public company
1872 Opened Yokohama branch office, Deutsche Bank’s first overseas operation (closed in 1875)
1905 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, in which Deutsche Bank held a major stake, established branch office in Yokohama (closed in 1923 by the Great Kanto Earthquake)
1906 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, opened branch office in Kobe (closed in 1932)
1958 Became first German institution to re-enter the international bond issuing business
1962 Lead-managed Japan’s first ever bond issued in Germany
Deutsche Ueberseeische Bank(DUB), subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, jointly opened representative office in Tokyo
1971 Upgraded joint Deutsche Bank and DUB representative office in Tokyo to branch status
1976 DUB merged with Deutsche Bank and the DUB branch office becomes Deutsche Bank’s own Tokyo branch
1977 Opened a representative office in Osaka
1982 Opened a representative office in Nagoya. Upgraded Osaka representative office to branch status (closed in 2001)
1989 Nagoya representative office upgraded to branch status (closed in 2000)
2000 Relocated Tokyo branch to Sanno Park Tower
2005 Deutsche Trust Bank Limited transfers its Trust and Agency Services business to DB Trust Company Limited Japan
Deutsche Trust Bank Limited returns its trust bank license
Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch became member of Zengin System, the clearing system for all banks for Yen-denominated local payments
2014 DB Trust Company Limited Japan renamed to Deutsche Trust Company Limited Japan
2020 Sanne Group acquired 100% shares of Deutsche Trust Company Limited Japan

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1986 DB Capital Markets (Asia) Limited Tokyo Branch started operation
1988 DB Capital Markets (Asia) Limited became member of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1991 DB Capital Markets (Asia) Limited became member of Osaka Securities Exchange
1994 DB Capital Markets (Asia) Limited became a registered dealer of TIFFE (Tokyo Int'l Financial Futures Exchange). DB Capital Markets (Asia) Limited became 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Bank
1996 Deutsche Bank Capital Markets (Asia) Limited renamed to Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Capital Markets Limited
1998 Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Capital Markets Limited renamed to Deutsche Securities Limited
1999 Acquisition and Integration of Bankers Trust
2000 Relocated to Sanno Park Tower
2003 Toru Hashimoto appointed as Chairman of Deutsche Securities Limited Tokyo Branch
2006 Deutsche Securities Limited Tokyo Branch incorporated in Japan as Deutsche Securities Inc.

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1985 Morgan Grenfell International Asset Management Co. Ltd. Established
1987 Registered to provide investment advisory business
Obtained license for discretionary investment management business
1990 Merged with Deutsche Investment Advisory Co. Ltd. and name changed to DB Morgan Grenfell Asset Management
1995 Name changed to DB Morgan Grenfell Investment Trust and Advisory Co. Ltd.
Obtained license of securities investment trust management company
1996 Name changed to Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Asset Management Co. Ltd.
1999 Merged with Bankers Trust Investment Japan to form Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Ltd.
2000 Relocated to Sanno Park Tower
2002 Merged with Zurich Scudder Investments Japan Inc.
2005

Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Ltd. and Deutsche Trust Bank Ltd. integrated their asset management operations.
Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Ltd. becomes the integrated operation base of asset management business of Deutsche Bank Group in Japan

2019 English legal entity name changed to DWS Investments Japan Limited