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CFS Index remains on downward trend

Financial industry records a significant decline in investment volume growth / Financial institutions report rising earnings growth accompanied by weaker revenue growth and fewer job cuts The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, falls by 2.5 points to 109.9 points. The index thus remains on […]

“Navigating in uncertain waters”

Speech by Dr. Philipp Nimmermann, Frankfurt Finance Summit, 18 June 2019 “Navigating in uncertain waters” was the title of this year’s Frankfurt Finance Summit. In his opening speech, Dr. Philipp Nimmermann, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing of the State of Hesse, addressed four challenges arising from this topic: Artificial […]

“Frankfurt for Beginners” – A tour through Frankfurt with Matthias Arning and Eva Feuchter

“Frankfurt for Beginners” – A tour through Frankfurt with Matthias Arning and Eva Feuchter The book “Frankfurt für Anfänger”, published in spring 2018, takes its readers on a journey through Frankfurt’s districts, passing along the city’s sights. Author Matthias Arning is a journalist and former chief of the local news section at Frankfurter Rundschau. The […]

CFS Index shows a slight overall decline

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, falls by 0.4 points to 112.4 points. This slight overall decline must be examined in its individual components. The revenue growth of financial institutions developed positively in the first quarter. By contrast, the service providers report a sharp […]

CFS survey on Green Finance

In light of the growing debate over climate change and its consequences, sustainability considerations are also taking on greater importance in the financial sector. Under the headings “Sustainable Finance” or “Green Finance”, numerous initiatives have been launched to address the financial sector’s contribution to attaining climate goals. A recent survey by the Center for Financial […]

For a future-proof financial system as a mainstay for competitiveness and employment in Germany – elements of a policy roadmap

“Germany, Europe and the world face a fundamental transformation, posing a challenge that will need to be mastered by all spheres of policy, business and society. In view of global warming, change is inevitable in order to secure the livelihoods of some ten billion people by the mid-21st century on a sustainable basis. Designing such […]

ECB Chief Economist concerned about “vicious circle”

Peter Praet, Executive Board Member and Chief Economist at the European Central Bank, worries about the impact of uncertainties in his address, “Maintaining Price Stability in the Euro Area.” The speech was held on February 20, 2019, at the 11th Financial Centre Breakfast, organized by Frankfurt Main Finance together with the Association of Foreign Banks […]

“The importance of the location for financial institutions and their extended ecosystem is beyond question.”

Frankfurt Main Finance (FMF) continues to grow! In an interview, information service & technology provider Wolter Kluwers | CCH® Tagetik, one of FMF’s newest members, explains why they joined the Financial Centre Initiative at the beginning of the year and where it sees the strengths of the Financial Centre Frankfurt. Why do your company support […]

CFS Index falls slightly

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, falls by 1.2 points to 112.8 points in the fourth quarter of 2018. The slight downturn can be attributed to weaker growth in earnings along with relatively constant revenue growth in the financial industry as a whole. In addition, the […]