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Photo Gallery: Germany's Former Top Banker

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Hilmar Kopper 'Money Needs Laws'

As the former head of Deutsche Bank, Hilmar Kopper was once the most powerful banker in Germany. In an interview with SPIEGEL, the 76-year-old takes stock of his career and the current crisis shaking Europe. The three main constants he has seen in the world, he says, are "money, avarice and greed."
Interview conducted by Georg Mascolo and Thomas Tuma; translated from the German by Christopher Sultan