Entries by David Opp

Consistent interest in Financial Centre Germany from Brexit banks

Germany is an attractive location for the international financial industry The new federal government can, however, increase its attractiveness even further Internationally agreed and harmonised regulatory frameworks guarantee international financial stability “We see an unbroken interest in the German financial centre among banks that are considering relocations due to Brexit. Supervisors and politics have already […]

AFME & Clifford Chance publish FAQs to assist bank clients address contractual questions

AFME, together with Clifford Chance, has today published guidance to assist bank clients in understanding how their cross-border relationships may be impacted by banks’ plans to adapt to Brexit. The FAQs explain the potential significant impact on contractual relationships for financial services, providing answers to a number of “Frequently Asked Questions” which highlight potential operational […]

Deutsche Börse – Crypto asset dojo 2018

If your daily activities include any of the following: creative thinking, coding, designing, hardware tinkering and lots of coffee, this one is for you! Deutsche Börse invites you to think about new, innovative financial services business applications. Deutsche Börse’s upcoming dojo is all about crypto assets – or, to be more specific, about Ether, bitcoin, […]

IPOs in the crosshairs: reflecting on Deutsches Aktieninstitut‘s Primary Market Conference 2018

2018 should be the strongest year for IPOs in a long time. Thus, the Deutsches Aktieninstitut focused its primary market conference on current questions and developments regarding the topic of initial public offerings. On January 30, at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof near Willy-Brandt-Platz, 60 attendants from companies, banks, legal firms and consultancies met for an […]

EY Start-up Academy – successful round of financing for Frankfurt-based start-up

Consortium comprising High-Tech Gründerfonds and lenders from Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. invest more than EUR 775,000 in node.energy EY Start-up Academy sets the stage for the round of financing Hessen’s economics minister, Tarek Al-Wazir: Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region has the highest FinTech growth in Germany The young Frankfurt-based company node.energy, a provider of digital solutions for managing […]

TechQuartier-Director Sebastian Schäfer: “We are a community based on innovation”

It is the focal point of the FinTech and start-up community in continental Europe’s biggest financial centre – and it is celebrating its first birthday: TechQuartier in Frankfurt. A discussion with the director Dr. Sebastian Schäfer on the FinTech ecosystem in Frankfurt. In the interview, he discusses the milestones they have reached and the goals […]

Spahn calls for more élan for Frankfurt

Twenty-four banks are already planning to expand their Frankfurt business ahead of the upcoming Brexit – but the actors cannot rest on their laurels, reminds CDU executive committee member Jens Spahn. Especially opposite Paris, Hesse and Berlin would have to exert themselves. There is still much to be done on the Main. The Parliamentary State […]

World’s first solo exhibition for the “Queen of Less”

Jil Sander is one of the most influential contemporary fashion designers. The simple and timeless elegance of her designs, together with the high-quality materials and sophisticated cuts gave her the title “Queen of Less.” After all, it’s the restraint and clarity that make Jil Sander’s fashion spectacular. An exhibition of the Frankfurt Museum of Applied […]