2.9. Segment reporting

An operating segment is a component of the Group that engages in business activities from which it may earn revenues and incur expenses (including revenues and expenses relating to transactions with other components of the Group), whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the Group's chief operating decision-maker to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance, and for which discrete financial information is available.

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision-maker. The chief operating decision-maker is the person or group that allocates resources to and assesses the performance of the operating segments of an entity. As defined in IFRS 8, the Group has determined the Management Board of the Bank as its chief operating decision-maker.

In accordance with IFRS 8, the Group has the following business segments: Corporates and Financial Markets including the sub-segments Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Financial Markets, Retail Banking (including Private Banking), and the Other business.