Strong Financial Centre in the Heart of Europe

Qualified employees, regulatory stability, economic power, innovative strength and excellent infrastructure – the central guarantors of success of the Frankfurt am Main Financial Centre. Here, you can learn all that is worth knowing regarding the German financial metropolis in the heart of Europe.


The financial sector’s top-class events demonstrate the significance of the Financial Centre Frankfurt and its international actors.

Facts & Figures

The Financial Centre Database and indicies regularly compiled by Frankfurt’s universities report on the current condition of the Financial Centre, its development and perspectives for the future.

Financial Centre Issues

Several times a year, Helaba studies and research papers are published which relevant for the Financial Centre. The current study, Financial Centre Frankfurt: Upwards with China examines the long term opportunities for Frankfurt as a Renminbi Hub.


The Financial Centre Frankfurt is also known for excellence in practical teaching and research in the fields of finance and economics. This is further proven by the close relationship between these academic institutions and Frankfurt’s banks, insurance companies and financial services providers.


Eurex to launch next generation of ESG derivatives

The international derivatives exchange Eurex is supporting the strong global trend towards responsible investing by expanding its ESG segment. With futures and options on the EURO STOXX 50 ESG Index, Eurex will add another European benchmark to its offering. In addition, derivatives on the DAX 50 ESG Index will cover the German market for the […]

European Datawarehouse submits application to ESMA to be registered as a securitisation repository

European DataWarehouse (EDW) announced it has submitted its application to become a Securitisation Repository registered and supervised by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The extensive application describes in detail the sound operational and technical aspects of the company and its market-leading reporting solutions. In January 2018, European DataWarehouse announced its intention to become a […]


European Private Business Survey 2020

In a recent study, PwC shows that medium-sized companies in the DACH region are reacting resiliently to the Covid-19 crisis. For example, 53 percent of the companies surveyed intend to maintain or expand their growth in the coming 12 months and 67 percent have adjusted their product portfolio as a result of Covid-19. For the […]

Jörg Kukies in conversation: Berlin pushes financial market union

State Secretary for Finance aims at a common EU policy on digital finance strategy by the end of the year The Federal Government is moving ahead with the digital financial market union. During its EU Council Presidency, it hopes to achieve a political consensus among member states on the EU Commission’s digital finance strategy by […]

Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference

The Annual Federal Association of Securities Trading Firms (bwf) and International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Capital Markets Conference will take place on 23 September 2020 as a virtual panel discussing MiFID II/R: the “Quick-Fix“ and beyond. This year’s bwf and ICMA joint annual event will feature an expert panel of speakers who will discuss the likely […]

SGC – Virtual Roundtable: Experiences of German FDI in China

The Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics (SGC) invites you to its fifth virtual roundtable in 2020 that will continue the topic of the last webinar about the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement. This time, the Panel Discussion will focus on the experiences of German FDI in China with company’s representatives. Date: 22. September 2020, 11am […]