Global banking and financial services company Deutsche Bank (literally, ‘German Bank’) provides financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients. The bank was founded in Berlin in 1870 to support the internationalisation of business, as well as facilitating trade between Germany and overseas markets. A London branch was then opened in 1873 as the first European office outside of Germany. With a focus in Europe, as well as a presence in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Deutsche Bank has more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries. 2009 saw Deutsche Bank become largest foreign exchange dealer in the world with a market share of 21 per cent.