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Former Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

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Jain Anshu, President of Cantor Fitzgerald appears on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street on the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. twenty second. 2020.

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Anshu Jain, an Indian-born investment banker who rose to the role of co-CEO at Deutsche Bank, died last night after a protracted battle with cancer, his family announced in an announcement Saturday. He was 59 years old.

Jain, who most recently served because the president of Cantor Fitzgerald, earned an MBA on the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and worked at several financial firms, including Merrill Lynch, before moving to Deutsche Bank. He served as co-CEO from 2012 to 2015.

Jain stepped down from his role at Deutsche before his contract ended after the bank was beset by a string of regulatory issues.

His other positions included a task as an advisor at fintech company SoFi from 2016 to 2017 and as a trustee of British charity Likelihood to Shine.

“He believed in exertions, meritocracy, operating outside of expectations or conventional boundaries, placing family first, standing by one’s roots (having turned away many attempts to Westernize him in an industry that was often homogenous), in speaking ‘on the margin’ slightly than delivering plain facts, in wit and wordplay, in being nonmaterialistic, and within the importance of getting broad-bandwidth and being a ‘scholar-athlete,'” his family said in an announcement.

“We’re grateful to the various individuals who cared for Anshu throughout his life. For us, his legacy is tenacity, honour, and love,” the statement said.

Howard Lutnick, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, also released an announcement about Jain’s passing.

“Anshu was the consummate skilled who brought a wealth of experience and wisdom to his role as President. He will probably be remembered as a unprecedented leader, partner, and dear friend who will probably be greatly missed by all of us and by all who knew him,” Lutnick said. “On behalf of all our partners and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Anshu’s family and want them peace and healing during this difficult time.”

Correction: This text has been updated to delete a reference to Ajit Jain, who is just not related to Anshu Jain.

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