Entries by David Opp

CFS Index: Service providers expecting huge revenue growth in fourth quarter

Service providers expecting huge revenue growth in fourth quarter, despite a previous sharp decline. Job cuts at financial institutions on the rise again CFS Index rises by 2.5 points; considerable movement at sub-index level The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises by 2.5 points […]

CFS survey: Financial industry believes bubbles are likely to form on the European financial markets

Financial industry believes bubbles are likely to form on the European financial markets due to QE measures and the ECB’s zero interest rate policy. Rapid departure from expansive monetary policy is favored, yet not expected. This is cause for alarm. According to a recent survey by the Center for Financial Studies, there is firm agreement […]

Rational implementation of the central EBA award criteria supports relocation to Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main – The European Commission published its assessment of the applications for the seat of the European Banking Authority (EBA). As a result of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the EBA must move its seat from London to an EU country. In addition to Frankfurt, seven other cities submitted […]

FMF welcomes appointment of Theo Waigel as special officer in the bid to relocate EBA to Frankfurt

Theo Waigel, former German federal finance minister, has assumed the position of special officer to handle the application submitted by the German federal government and the state government of Hesse in support of relocating the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Frankfurt. This was announced on Friday by Volker Bouffier, the prime minister of the State […]

Brexit bankers bring more welfare effects to Financial Centre Frankfurt and the region than just their jobs

New jobs in the banking sector – this is the expected result of relocations from London to Frankfurt. Well-founded estimates speak of ten thousand additional jobs within the next four years. The overall increase in job growth associated with Brexit is significantly higher because multiplier effects cause growth in other industries as well, according to […]

Frankfurt Main Finance supports Federal Ministry of Finance’s Bid to host EBA in Frankfurt

Today, the German Federal Ministry of Finance submitted their bid to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) in the Financial Centre Frankfurt. Currently located in London, EBA must find a new home as a result of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. Applications to host the agency were due to the European Commission […]

Frankfurt becomes destination for international job seekers – HR consultants signal a clear spike in interest

Brexit is gaining momentum. Coinciding with the first official announcements from financial institutions moving business units from the Thames to the Main, movement is being observed in the labor market. “We are currently experiencing an unprecedented onslaught of unsolicited applications from London for the offices in Frankfurt,” said Christopher Schmitz, Partner, EY EMEIA Financial Services. […]