Frankfurt has overtaken Paris in the global financial center ranking, the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), by the Z/Yen Group. Participants in the survey believe the city will play a more important role in the future.
In H1 2023, the German VC market experienced a pleasing stabilization. Transaction volumes increased for the second quarter in a row, although the number of deals declined slightly. Growth in the start-up segment was particularly encouraging, while growth financing remained stable. In addition, there has been a remarkable recovery in the venture debt market, following the challenges posed by the bankruptcy of Silicon Valley Bank.
The latest DVFA monthly question is again addressed to the more than 1,400 members of the association and this month is dedicated to the new hybrid structure of general meetings.
German fund management is concentrated in a few locations – primarily in Frankfurt. However, German investors often entrust their assets to foreign addresses as well.
The CFS Index, which tracks the sentiment of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, falls by -1.3 points to the level of 106.6 points. The surveyed service providers report lower growth for the second quarter in terms of revenue, earnings, employee numbers and investment volume.
A simplified division into green and brown securities is insufficient. The financial market can and must play a broader role in the transformation
There’s life in the old dog yet! Suddenly, new life seems to have been breathed into the euro. Since the end of the third quarter of 2022, the single currency has been showing its strong side, with a broad-based uptrend against the world’s major currencies.
The task of identifying all legal entities involved in a financial transaction beyond doubt is less of a challenge for corporations than for small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time, reporting requirements on the supply chain are also increasing for medium-sized companies, so that the topic of identifying suppliers is also gaining in importance for them, warns Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF).
Hesse’s Minister of Finance Michael Boddenberg visits the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in its Frankfurt Office in order to exchange ideas on current developments in corporate sustainability reporting.
DVFA Monthly Question: DVFA Investment Professionals see political analysis as more important in research
The latest DVFA monthly question is once again addressed to the more than 1,400 members of the association and is dedicated this month to the topics of political research, ESG analyses and geoeconomics.