Hawk Capture: Bundesbank's Buba Weber Will Not Replace Trichet, To Go To Deutsche Bank

Tyler Durden's picture

One of the bigger news this morning is the so far unconfirmed report that Bundesbank President Axel Weber, who has been in the running to replace Jean Claude Trichet, has decided against an ECB future, and instead wants to make money at Deutsche Bank. The sudden about turn in the process has left many wondering why so late in the process, and just what about the ECB is it that makes Weber leery of affixing his fate to the central bank without a unified bond printing facility. From BusinessWeek: "Deutsche Bundesbank President Axel Weber will step down and wants to
join Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported today, without
saying where it obtained the information."

There is always of course the chance that the news is a red herring. Reuters reports:

There is no agreement in place for German central bank chief Axel Weber to switch to Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), a senior banking source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Deutsche Bank declined to comment on whether Weber could join Germany's biggest lender.

"We don't comment on rumours," a spokesman for Deutsche Bank said.

European sources had told Reuters on Wednesday that Weber will not be a candidate to replace European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.

Despite being favourite to succeed Trichet, Weber has also been reported previously to be a possible candidate to succeed Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Josef Ackermann.

"It is very unlikely that Ackermann will be succeeded by an external candidate," the senior banking source also said.

Judging by the EURUSD reaction, which dropped by 50 pips on the news, and has since recovered, this latest piece of (non) news is now fully "priced in."

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working class dog's picture

 Perhaps he is passing on the job due to high inflation in Eurozone and no way to solve the problem without crashing some of the weaker members, and dragging the strong members into the sewer of putting lipstick on a pig. it is still a pig.

Michael's picture

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dcb's picture

the bankers aren't going to allow someone there who won't be another bernanke. meaning endless money , full backstop, etc.

once more the banks win over the people

Azannoth's picture

He does not think ECB is a good investment in the future

cossack55's picture

IMO, Herr Weber realized that he will be able to pocket Mubarak-like profits derived from FED bailout monies to infinity.  Also, easier to buy Greek islands and fortify with Krupp artillery and gut German bier with no whining about insider island buying.

Bob the Horse's picture

The irony is he'll probably print money at Deutsche Bank.

gwar5's picture

There's no glory to be found in the ECB job now.

Make money. Pick up the pieces, look good later.

Be the bankster.

chinaguy's picture

TPTB will not let a monetary hawk preside over the ECB. Period.

Notice how quickly Volker was marginalized by this Admin (only brought in to give the illusion of blanace) & then booted out as soon as it was politically possible.

Buck Johnson's picture

I know what you mean, Volker gave the impression that the administraton was serious about the banks and the markets and then he was relegated to being seen and not heard.  They know that a monetary hawk would literally destroy their ability to make money, so they shot down Volker and they pushed this guy away.  When this whole thing comes apart, it will take alot of countries with it.