LONDON—A former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG DBK.XE +1.30% committed suicide earlier this year after complaining that he was anxious about government investigations into the bank, a London coroner said Tuesday.
The executive, William Broeksmit, was found hanging in his London home in January. The 58-year-old Chicago native left a senior role at Deutsche Bank’s investment bank in February 2013, but he remained an adviser until the end of last year. The London coroner, in an inquest on Tuesday, didn’t give more details on what caused Mr. Broeksmit’s anxiety.
People familiar with the matter say he had been involved in investigations by U.S. authorities probing the bank. In the months before his death, he told friends that he felt abandoned by former colleagues whom he had spent years supporting, according to people he spoke with.
The London coroner’s office, which investigates sudden or violent deaths including suicides, said Mr. Broeksmit left multiple suicide notes but didn’t disclose their contents.
One of those notes was to Anshu Jain, Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive, according to a person familiar with the note. The decadeslong investment-banking careers of Messrs. Broeksmit and Jain were closely entwined, dating back to their work together in the 1990s building Merrill Lynch & Co.’s derivatives business.